How to get your Real Estate License in Iowa

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Iowa Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Iowa, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Iowa real estate license requirements.

12 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Iowa

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Iowa Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Iowa Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Iowa Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Education Cycle in Months: 36
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2020
Iowa Real Estate Licensees are required to take 36 continuing education hours every 36 months.

License renewal dates vary depending on initial license date. Licenses expire December 31, every three years beginning with the year the license was first issued. 
12 of the 36 hours must be in mandatory courses including 8 hours of Law and 4 hours of Ethics.

Online Limitations

12 hours of the 36 total hours be completed in a classroom setting.

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5152817393
Fax: 5152817411
Address: 200 East Grand Ave. Ste 350 Des Moines, IA 50309

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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.