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Iowa Real Estate FAQ

Iowa real estate agents must renew their licenses by December 31st every three years. Here’s everything you need to know to renew your license on time.

What are my Iowa real estate continuing education requirements?

Iowa real estate Salespersons and Brokers are required to complete 36 hours of continuing education each three-year licensing cycle. The 36 hours of education must include 8 hours of law updates, 4 hours of ethics, and 24 hours of elective coursesNote: Only 24 hours may be taken online each three-year renewal period.

How often must I renew my Iowa real estate license?

Iowa real estate licenses must be renewed every three years.

When do I need to renew my Iowa real estate license?

Iowa real estate licenses must be renewed prior to December 31st in your licensing year. The 2017 renewal cycle will be available starting in mid-November. You cannot renew your license before the cycle is open.

Are your courses approved by the Iowa Real Estate Commission?

Yes! Our provider ID is 248. Course approval numbers are included in the course title.

Do you report my continuing education to Iowa Real Estate Commission?

The Iowa Real Estate Commission does not require education providers to report continuing education completions.

How long do I have to complete my Iowa real estate courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (3 years).

Do I have to complete my Iowa real estate courses all at once?

No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minutes intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!

How do I renew my Iowa real estate license?

Starting in November 2017, license renewals will be processed through Iowa PLB. The renewal period will begin on November 16, 2017. You’ll need to create your Iowa PLB account to use the system. You cannot renew before the cycle is open. To get started, visit the Iowa Real Estate Homepage, and follow the link for the current renewal cycle at the bottom of the page. The renewal deadline is December 31, 2017.

How much does it cost to renew my Iowa real estate license?

$125 | Salespersons
$170 | Brokers

I missed the due date for my Iowa real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

Yes. Licensees may renew their Iowa real estate license through January 31st of the following year. Example: If your license expired on December 31, 2017, you have through January 31, 2018, to renew your license. A late fee of $25 will be charged in addition to your license renewal fee.

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