Continuing Education

All Real Estate Licenses expire on January 31 of even-numbered years regardless of when first issued, with the exception of new licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date, which will not expire until the next biennium (i.e. January 31st of the following even-numbered year).

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

You must renew your license on or before the expiration date to continue 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 address you provided to the board. You must report all new addresses to the Board in writing.

Before a license can be renewed, real estate licensees must complete the following for maintaining continuing competency (Article 8 of 12 AAC).

  1. an 8-hour continuing education core curriculum [i.e. Designated Continuing Education courses or DCEs], 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 (12 AAC 64.500(b)(1))    
  2. 12 contact hours of continuing education in elective topics [i.e. Elective Continuing Education courses or ECEs]that meet the requirements designated in 12 AAC 64.500(a)