Iowa Real Estate Continuing Education

We are approved by the Iowa Real Estate Commission as a continuing education provider (IA real estate education provider # 180). Complete your continuing education to renew your IA real estate license today. 



Iowa 24 Hour Elective Continuing Education

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If you are a real estate professional in Iowa, this 24 hour continuing education course will meet the elective requirement to renew your license. This course will cover the following subjects:

  • A Review of Real Estate Mathematics
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Fair Housing
  • Ethics
  • Errors and Omissions

Iowa 8 Hour Mandatory Law Update Course

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This class contains 8 hours of Mandatory Law continuing education for real estate professionals in Iowa. The content of the class is split between concepts, such as specialization, types of property, and broker compensation, and the laws and rules of the state that govern real estate and real estate professionals.

Course #: 180-102-ML 

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Iowa 4 Hour Mandatory Ethics Course

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This 4 hour ethics course, which is required continuing education for license renewal, covers a variety of topics crucial to the real estate profession regarding ethics for licensed agents and brokers, including

  • affirmative behaviors that add up to ethical conduct,
  • what ethical duties are,
  • why ethics matters,
  • how to apply the principles of ethics in situations you might encounter in your work, and
  • the benefits of applying ethical principles.

Course #  180-101-ME

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IA NAR Code of Ethics Cycle 7 Update

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This course is approved by a local NAR association to satisfy the NAR Code of Ethics training requirement.

Course # 180-6357-E

Iowa Real Estate License Renewal Dates and Continuing Education Requirements

Your Iowa real estate license will expire every three years on December 31, based on the year it was first issued. 

In order to renew your license, you must complete the Iowa real estate continuing education requirements before December 31 of the year the license expires. 

All salespersons and brokers must complete 36 hours of continuing education to renew their licenses, including:

  • 8 hours of law update courses
  • 4 hours of ethics courses
  • 24 hours of elective courses approved by the Iowa Real Estate Commission

Note: You may complete 24 hours of continuing education online. The remaining 12 hours must be taken via live instruction.

Elective credits may also be earned by taking courses approved by the National Association of Realtors or an approved real estate course of another state, provided the material is not specific to the other state. 

Rules on Final Exams: 

To receive credit for your Iowa real estate continuing education courses, you must pass a final exam for each class with a score of at least 80%. If you do not pass on the first try, you may retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

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