Iowa Real Estate License Requirements

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Iowa real estate requirements

How To Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License In Iowa

Iowa State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 60 hours
Colibri Real Estate Iowa Course Hours Offered: 60 hours

1. General Iowa Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the Iowa Real Estate Commission are as follows:

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in Iowa

Below are credit hours required for the Iowa pre-license course to qualify for your salesperson license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours96 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in Iowa

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your Salesperson license:

  • Apply for your Iowa salesperson license
  • Submit request for a criminal background check
  • Successfully pass the Iowa Salesperson licensing exam with a score of 70% or higher
  • Complete the three required 12-hour classroom courses (a total of 36 hours) with an approved provider NOTE: Colibri Real Estate does not currently offer classroom courses.
  • Obtain sponsorship from a licensed Iowa broker
  • Obtain Errors & Omissions insurance
  • Complete the Iowa Real Estate License application

Regulatory Notes:

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. You may need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request, please refer to your license application to determine if this is necessary. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Iowa Real Estate Commission
Phone: 515-725-9022
Fax: 515-725-9032
Address: 200 East Grand Ave. Ste 350 Des Moines, IA 50309
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The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Iowa Real Estate Commission. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It’s ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.