CRAM COURSE

Learn how to ace the Alabama Real Estate Salesperson License Exam

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering our Cram Course via Zoom instruction ONLY. After registration, your instructor will send you the Zoom link the day before classes begin. We will resume in-person instruction when our training facility reopens.

Our Cram Course is a two day course from 8:30am – 4:30pm at Loan Depot (3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 325) in Birmingham, Alabama. This is a comprehensive review of the real estate course designed to help you pass the state exam. You will spend two days going through all of the material in a review mode with time for Q&As to clear up any areas that were difficult to understand. Test-taking tips will be provided to relieve test day anxiety. You will leave the class with a book designed to condense the subject matter into a concise format covering the most important aspects of the state exam. It will be two full days of material; come prepared to learn!

Frequently Asked Questions

You must have completed a 60 hour pre-license course required by the Alabama Real Estate Commission to get an Alabama real estate license. This course does not satisfy the requirement; it is designed to complement your study and teach you how to pass the exam.

The total cost for the two-day course is $149. There are no refunds once you register, but registration can be transferred to a later date if necessary.

Our 2021 upcoming dates for classes include:

  • June 24-25
  • July 22-23
  • August 19-20
  • September 23-24
  • October 21-22
  • November 18-19

There will not be a course in December, so plan accordingly.

For students who travel to Birmingham from other parts of the state, ACRE has arranged accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – Wynfrey Hotel (1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244); the hotel is connected to the Galleria that the class is hosted in.

Contact the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – Wynfrey Hotel at (205) 705-1234 to make your reservation and use the Corporate ID “115724”. Additionally, you can go on online to Hyatt Regency Birmingham – Wynfrey Hotel, select the dates needed and your room type, and select “Corporate Code” from the dropdown menu labeled “Special Rates.” Enter the ID listed above and the special rate should appear. 

We have two instructors for our Cram Course: Donnis Palmer and Michelle Traweek. 

Donnis has 20 years experience as a certified instructor, including Salesperson Prelicense, Broker Prelicense, Reciprocal license & Continuing Education. Donnis earned a BS in Education from Auburn University. She serves as a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the Alabama Real Estate Commission and as a senior member of the ACRE Leadership Council. She has former experience as a Corporate Training Manager for a real estate company in Gulf Shores and as a School Administrator for a real estate company in Birmingham. Donnis’ philosophical beliefs of adult learning strategies have allowed her to successful guide her students to success in passing regulated exams as well as successful careers in real estate.

Michelle has over 19 years experience.  She was the past qualifying broker of two Alabama real estate offices managing over 50 agents.  She has had 5 years of sales volume over $5 Million each year.  In the past 2 years she has been maintaining $5-6 million sales volume while teaching pre and post license classes two days a week.

We’ve seen a positive response from our past students after taking our Cram Course and taking their state licensing exam!

One student from 2015 said, “I just want you to know how much I really enjoyed your class & I retained a lot. Your class made studying easier for me. Before your class I made a 61 on the exam and I took the test today and I made an 83!!! I’m so excited for this new venture in my life. I wrote down everything I needed to remember on the scratch paper before I started my test. Also all of your test taking tips worked, your math knowledge, the stick people & all your illustrations helped me. I used them 100% on the test. Again I would like to say thank you and keep up the good work.”

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