How To Get Your Real Estate License In Idaho

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7 Mandatory Hours
12 Elective Hours
19 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Idaho Real Estate license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Idaho 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.

Idaho Real Estate: All

Total Hours Required: 19
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 12
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24

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Renewal Date: Every 2 years on the last day of the licensee’s birth month.

Continuing Education Dates: One core course every year. A total of two different core courses and 12 elective hours are due at the time of renewal.

Hours Required by Idaho Real Estate Commission: Two different Idaho core courses plus 12 elective hours.

•Mandatory hours*
    oTwo different core courses*
•12 elective hours

*Please note that the number of hours for each core course can fluctuate between 2-4 hours. Depending on your renewal year, the number of mandatory hours listed above may not match. The important thing is for you to take a core course every year and 12 hours of electives within your 2-year cycle.

Post-License Education Requirement: The education requirement for initial renewal is 12 hours of prescribed post license courses and two different core courses.

•The 12 hours of post license courses must include the 8-hour Post License Fundamentals course and one of the following electives: Post License Pricing, Marketing, and Advertising; Post License Professionalism, Negotiations, and Closings; or Post License Introduction to Commercial Real Estate.
•This post license education requirement applies to any salesperson who has not yet renewed the license one time on active status.
•Special education requirements may apply to salesperson licensees renewing their license on active status for the first time, or those who need CE to activate their license for the first time. Salesperson licensees who fall into these categories should check with the Idaho Real Estate Commission for further information.    

Duplicate Courses: In accordance with 54-2023, No licensee may obtain continuing education credit for completing: Any core course curriculum for which the licensee has previously received continuing education credit; or any course curriculum for which the licensee has received continuing education credit in the same license period. Licensees are strongly encouraged to review their education history with IREC before purchasing any courses.

Seat Time: Our online course delivery system ensures that courses are not completed in less time that the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after 10 minutes of inactivity. 

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Final Exam: IREC permits only two attempts to pass the course final examination before re-enrollment is required. If the exam is failed on the second attempt, the licensee must retake the entire course, including the exam. The course final examination must be successfully passed to receive credit.      

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.  

Online Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are required to be submitted within 5 days of course completion.  As a result rosters will be submitted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

**If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 3 days

Governing Agency

Name: Idaho Real Estate Commission
Phone: 2083343285
Fax: 2083342050
Address: 575 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Suite 180 Boise, 83706

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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.