Alaska Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 40 hour Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Complete and submit the notarized application form.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $100). License (Salesperson: $530 which includes application fee, license fee and recovery fund fee)

For associate brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Complete and submit the notarized application form.
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Affidavit of Licensee Experience signed by your supervising broker(s) confirming your licensee experience (24 months within the immediate 36 months prior to obtaining your initial Broker license).
  • License history/certification from each jurisdiction where you hold or have ever held a Real Estate license.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Associate Broker: $100). License (Associate Broker: $50 if remaining in the same office, $225 for transfer).

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Affidavit of Licensee Experience signed by your supervising broker(s) confirming experience. Verification that you worked as a licensee for at least 24 months within the immediate 36 months prior to obtaining your initial Broker license in another jurisdiction.
  • License history/certification from each jurisdiction where you hold or have ever held a Real Estate license.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $100). License (Broker: $50 if remaining in the same office, $225 for transfer).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam has two portions, general practice and Alaskan Law 80 general practice questions and 40 State Law questions. To determine a score a statistical procedure known as equating is used to correct for differences in form difficulty. The passing score of an examination was set after a comprehensive study. The examination score is reported as a scaled score on a scale of 0-100, but it should not be interpreted as the percentage or number of questions answered correctly. With a passing score of 75, any score below 75 indicates how close the candidate came to passing, and not the actual number or percentage of questions answered correctly.

The associate broker and broker exam consists of 80 general practice questions and 60 State Law questions. Equating is also used to score this examination.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson, associate broker and broker exam you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver's license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). If your name on your registration is different than on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change.
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The general portion consists of the following sections:

  • Real property characteristics, definitions, ownership, restrictions, and transfer
  • Forms of ownership, transfer, and recording of title
  • Property value and appraisal
  • Real estate contracts and agency
  • Real estate practice
  • Property disclosures and environmental issues
  • Financing and settlement
  • Real estate math calculations

The State portion includes:

  • Powers of the Alaska Real Estate Commission
  • Licensing
  • Requirements governing the activities of licensees

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