34-27-32. Requirements for license; application; termination; fees.
(a) A license for a broker or a salesperson shall be registered to a specific real estate office and shall be issued only to, and held only by, a person who meets all of the following requirements: (1) Is trustworthy and competent to transact the business of a broker or salesperson in a manner that safeguards the interest of the public. (2) Is a person whose application or license has not been rejected or revoked in any state within two years prior to date of application on any grounds other than failure to pass a written examination. Any applicant whose license has been revoked shall meet all the requirements imposed on an original applicant for a license and shall not be relicensed without the approval of the commissioners. (3) Is at least 19 years old. (4) Is a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government, or is an alien with permanent resident status. (5) Is a person who, if a nonresident, agrees to sign an affidavit stating the following and in the following form: I, as a nonresident applicant for a real estate license and as a licensee, agree that the Alabama Real Estate Commission shall have jurisdiction over me in any and all of my real estate related activities the same as if I were an Alabama resident licensee. I agree to be subject to investigations and disciplinary actions the same as Alabama resident licensees. Further, I agree that civil actions may be commenced against me in any court of competent jurisdiction in any county of the State of Alabama. I hereby appoint the Executive Director or the Assistant Executive Director of the Alabama Real Estate Commission as my agent upon whom all disciplinary, judicial, or other process or legal notices may be served. I agree that any service upon my agent shall be the same as service upon me and that certified copies of this appointment shall be deemed sufficient evidence and shall be admitted into evidence with the same force and effect as the original might be admitted.