Licensing | License Renewal FAQs 

The following frequently asked questions pertain to salesperson and broker license renewals. 
To read the answer, click the "Answer" link below each question. 
Question:
When does the fee I’m paying take effect?
Answer
The renewal fee you are paying is for the next calendar year (i.e. if this is 2008, you are paying for 2009).
Question:
If I plan to place my license on inactive status for the next calendar year, do I pay a fee?
Answer
Yes, if you want your license to remain current.  Otherwise your license will expire.
Question:
Do I need to complete continuing education if I plan to be inactive?
Answer
No, continuing education is not required to renew your license inactive.
Question:
When is the deadline to renew my license?
Answer
The deadline to renew all licenses is September 30  to avoid paying an additional penalty payment.
Question:
My personal name has changed. What must I do to correct my name on my license?
Answer
We cannot change your name without legal proof. You will need to supply that proof along with a personal name change document that you can find on our web site under Forms & Publications.
Question:
How can I tell my license has been renewed?
Answer
AREC offers a searchable online roster at the AREC website. You may search for real estate licensees by name, city or firm. Once you have an individual record on screen you will have determined that the licensee is active because this on-line roster only shows active licensees. If the licensee’s expiration date is December 31 of the current calendar year, that licensee has not renewed for the next calendar year. Once a licensee renews for the upcoming license year, their expiration date will change to December 31 of the next calendar year. Updates to the on-line roster occur nightly.
Question:
I'm a Principal Broker. How can I check on all of my firm’s licensees?
Answer
As September 30th approaches you can use the Search Screen to determine which licensees in your firm have or have not renewed. Do this by entering the name of your firm and selecting the Expiration Year at the bottom of the screen. If you want to see all licensees who have not renewed for the upcoming year, select the current calendar year for Expiration Date. If you want to see all licensees who have renewed in your office, select the upcoming calendar year for Expiration Date.
Question:
I’ll be renewing my license on inactive status. How will I be able to tell if my license has been renewed?
Answer
The online tool you can use to determine whether or how a person is licensed in Arkansas is at www.arello.com; provided by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, a professional association of 96 real estate licensing and regulatory jurisdictions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Several of these jurisdictions and NAR populate this database. This search screen will display active and inactive licensees in Arkansas for the current calendar year only. Inactive licensees will be able to confirm their license renewal by checking this roster after the first of the year.
Question:
When should I receive my new license?
Answer
All renewed licenses will be mailed the end of December.
Question:
I just became licensed. Do I need to renew?
Answer
If you were licensed in the current calendar year, you need to renew for the next calendar year.
Question:
Do I have to complete both post-licensure courses and a continuing education course the  first year?
Answer
This depends on the time of year that you became licensed. Your continuing education requirement begins after the first renewal of your license. This means you will have to have completed your continuing education requirement prior to the second renewal of your real estate license. The post-licensure requirement is separate from and independent of the continuing education requirement. Your post-licensure education must be completed within 12 months of the date you applied for your real estate license.
Question:
Can post-license courses be taken for continuing education credit?
Answer
While post-license modules can be used for continuing education, a Licensee may not receive credit for both post-license and continuing education requirements. It can only be used for one or the other.
Question:
What is the deadline date for license renewal?
Answer
The deadline to renew your license for the upcoming calendar year is September 30 of the current year without the expense of a penalty payment.
Question:
What is the expiration date of my license?
Answer
Licenses are issued per calendar year; therefore, your license will expire December 31st of the current year.