Continuing Education & Renewal Information

All Real Estate Licenses expire on January 31 of even-numbered years regardless of when first issued, except new licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date will be issued to the next biennium.

Licensees who receive their original license within 12 months of the expiration date pay the full license fee and then at their first renewal pay a prorated renewal fee (half of the current license fee).

You must renew your license on or before the expiration date to continue to practice in Alaska.  There is no grace period to practice on a lapsed license.  Renewal forms will be mailed at least 60 days before the expiration date to the last known address you provided to the Commission.  You must report all new addresses to the Commission in writing.

Before a license can be renewed, real estate licensees must complete the following for maintaining continuing competency:
  1. An 8-hour continuing education core curriculum, identified by the Commission, that stresses current trends in real estate practices and changes in state, federal and case law in the areas of real estate sales, property management, community association management or commercial sales.
  2. 12 contact hours of continuing education in elective topics that meet the requirements designated by the Commission.
Each licensee is required to complete at least 20 hours of continuing education (CE) during each biennial licensing period, 8 designated hours (DCE) and 12 elective hours (ECE).

The Commission approved the topics below as the 8 hours of DCE for the February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2018 licensing period.
Area of Specialization Required Topics Hours Required

Situational Ethics
Contract Law
Consumer Protection (to include TRID)
Practical Licensee Relationship Disclosure
2 Hours Each Topic

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