Continuing Education Requirements
All salespersons and
all brokers must complete the following prior to December 31st
of their renewal year if renewing active:
- 8 hours Law Update
- 4 hours Ethics
- 24 hours
Commission approved Electives
Up to 24 hours may be taken by correspondence/home study during each
three year renewal period.
During each three year renewal period a course may be taken for
credit only once. A course may be repeated for credit ONLY
if the course numbers and instructors are different.
All brokers and salespersons can, at any time between July 1
and December 31 of the year of renewal, take and pass the appropriate licensing exam instead of completing the required continuing education. You must contact the Commission to obtain an authorization letter for admittance to take the exam. Please send your written request to take the exam in lieu of continuing education to
Licensing Specialist or by FAX: 515-725-9032. When you pass the test you will automatically be given an application – do NOT use this to renew!
Please note that there
are no carry over hours on continuing education
and to renew active all continuing education must be done no later
than the December 31st of the year of your renewal. If you
do not have your continuing education done no later than December
31st you will have to renew to the inactive status or allow your
license to expire.
Licensees residing in the following states will
sign an affidavit
to verify continuing education requirements:
Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
All other states must comply with Iowa's 36 hour continuing education
requirement. We can accept the following courses to meet the 24 hour elective
- Courses approved by the
real estate licensing body in the state of residence for their
real estate continuing education requirements
as long as the courses are not specific to that state's real
estate license law and/or rules.
- Any courses approved by
the National Association of Realtors (NAR.)
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