Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 88. Real Estate Brokers and Other Licensees
Section 91. Education of Applicants and Licensees.
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AS 08.88.091. Education of Applicants and Licensees.

(a) The commission may conduct and assist in conducting real estate clinics, meetings, courses, or institutes. The commission may

(1) assist libraries and educational institutions in sponsoring studies and programs; and

(2) publish informational materials for the purpose of raising the standards of the real estate business and the competency of licensees.

(b) [See delayed amendment note]. An applicant for licensure under AS 08.88.171 (c) must complete 20 hours of education approved by the commission before the person may be licensed under that subsection.

(c) An applicant for licensure under AS 08.88.171 (a) or (b) must complete 15 hours of education approved by the commission before the person may be licensed under either of those subsections.

(d) A person who is licensed under this chapter must complete 20 hours of continuing education approved by the commission before the person's license may be renewed. The commission may not establish limits that prevent a person from satisfying this continuing education requirement within a two-day period.

(e) Except for a course described in (f)(1) or (3) of this section, in order for an educational course to be recognized for credit under this section, AS 08.88.095, or 08.88.098, the course outline and the instructor of the course shall have been approved by the commission or the commission's designee before the course is conducted. A course outline or instructor is considered approved if the commission or the commission's designee does not disapprove the outline or instructor within 45 days after the date on which complete application was made for approval. Each approved contact hour of a submitted course outline constitutes one credit hour of education under (d) of this section, AS 08.88.095, or 08.88.098. The fee for continuing education course certification under AS 08.88.221 and for course certification under AS 08.88.221 to satisfy the educational requirements of AS 08.88.095 and 08.88.098 must be based on the hours approved for credit, not on the hours submitted.

(f) The commission shall establish by regulation the educational and continuing educational requirements for licenses issued by the commission. The regulations for continuing education requirements and for educational requirements under AS 08.88.095 and 08.88.098 must allow the following types of courses to qualify for the appropriate number of credit hours, as determined by the commission:

(1) courses that are developed by national organizations, as identified for the purpose of this paragraph in the commission's regulations, that are delivered by nationally certified instructors and that are required in order to earn professional designations from a national organization in specialized areas of licensed real estate practice; notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, the commission may not charge a fee for these courses;

(2) technology courses directly related to real estate practice that are designed to enhance the skills and performance of a real estate licensee; and

(3) courses offered by an accredited college or university as part of a real estate curriculum that are available for at least one quarter-hour or one-half semester-hour of academic credit; the commission may not charge a fee for these courses.

(g) The commission shall establish core curricula for continuing education in the following areas: real estate sales, property management, community association management, and commercial sales. A licensee shall complete at least one of the four core curricula during each biennial licensing period as part of the licensee's continuing education.

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