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Iowa State Requirements

Salesperson Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License:

  • Must be 18 years of age - no residency or citizenship requirement
     
  • Must be sponsored by broker after they pass the exam; cannot apply for an inactive license
     
  • Complete the 60-hour pre-license course from an approved provider
     
  • In addition to the 60-hour pre-licensing salesperson course, all persons applying for a salesperson license beginning January 1, 2009 must show evidence that the following three courses have been completed:
  • 12-hours Buying Practices
  • 12-hours Listing Practices
  • 12-hours Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices
     
  • Successfully pass the state and national portions of the examination
     
  • Undergo a criminal history and background investigation
     
  • Obtain errors and omissions insurance

 

Broker Licensing

Educational Requirements to Obtain a Broker's License:

  • A broker applicant must have 24 months of active salesperson experience and complete 72 hours of broker pre-license education within the preceding 24 months of passing the examinations
     
  • Successfully pass the state and national portions of the examination
     
  • Undergo a criminal history and background investigation
     
  • Provide verification of current errors and omissions insurance
     
  • Include current salesperson wall license with the application
     
  • Brokers who have never renewed as a salesperson must provide documentation of attendance of the following three courses: 12 hours Buying Practices, 12 hours Listing Practices and 12 hours Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices. (Not applicable to salespersons originally licensed after December 31, 2008.)

 

Salesperson Post-Licensing

Educational Requirements to renew a Salesperson License for the 1st Time:

All salespersons originally licensed prior to January 1, 2009 that are renewing for the first time must complete the following 36 hours of Commission approved education:

  • 12 hours Developing Professionalism & Ethical Practices
     
  • 12 hours Buying Practices
     
  • 12 hours Listing Practices

 

Broker Continuing Education

Educational Requirements to renew a Broker's License:

The state of Iowa requires 36 hours of Continuing Education to be completed during every 3 year renewal cycle. All education must be completed by December 31st of the expiration year. The 36 hours must include 4 hours of mandated ethics and 8 hours of legal update. The remaining 24 hours may be elective courses. Only 24 of the required hours may be completed via distance education. All courses must be completed within 6 months of purchase and include a final exam with a state mandated passing rate of 90%.

 

Salesperson Continuing Education

The state of Iowa requires 36 hours of Continuing Education to be completed during every 3 year renewal cycle. All education must be completed by December 31st of the expiration year. The 36 hours must include 4 hours of mandated ethics and 8 hours of legal update. The remaining 24 hours may be elective courses. Only 24 of the required hours may be completed via distance education. All courses must be completed within 6 months of purchase and include a final exam with a state mandated passing rate of 90%.