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Iowa Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Real Estate Continuing Education Provider Number: 263

What are the Real Estate Continuing Education requirements for Iowa?

All License Types

36 hours total

Are there any subject area requirements for Iowa Real Estate CE?

All License Types

  • Law Update: 8 CE hours
  • Ethics: 4 CE hours
  • Electives: 24 CE hours

When does Iowa Real Estate CE have to be completed?

12/31 every three years

Can Real Estate CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 3 year license term.

Are there any Real Estate CE credit type limits?

  • Distance Learning: Maximum 24 CE hours
  • Live Instruction: Minimum 12 CE hours

Can Real Estate CE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess hours may not be carried forward to the next license term.

What is the Iowa Real Estate license renewal process?

The renewal period for all licenses that expire on December 31 begins in November. Your renewal application should be available at that time when you login into My Iowa PLB. All renewal applications MUST be submitted electronically through your account at "My Iowa PLB." On their renewal application, licensees will either attest to the total number of continuing education hours taken or manually report their continuing education hours. If you do not have your continuing education completed by the expiration date of your license you must renew to inactive status.

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What are the WebCE Iowa Real Estate CE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are classified as online distance education courses.
  • Students must read the course material and answer each set of end-of-chapter quizzes with a score of at least 70 percent before taking an open-book non-monitored final exam.
  • Students will not have access to the final exam until the student’s time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course.
  • Exam passing score: 80%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Iowa Real Estate CE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase, unless otherwise posted on the course description page and student dashboard.

How often does WebCE report Iowa Real Estate CE course completions?

WebCE does not report course completions to the Iowa Real Estate Commission.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Iowa Real Estate CE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. The licensee must keep a copy of each certificate of completion in his or her file and provide proof of completion in the event of an audit by the Iowa Real Estate Commission.

What are the Iowa Real Estate CE requirements for non-residents?

Licensees that both reside in and are licensed in the following states will sign an affidavit verifying that they are abiding by that state's continuing education requirements: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee. All other states must comply with Iowa's 36 hour continuing education requirement.

Are there any CE exemptions?

The following are exempt from Iowa CE requirements:
  • A licensee unable to attend educational offerings because of a disability may make a written request to the commission setting forth an explanation and verification of the disability. Licensees making requests must meet the definition of a person with a disability found in the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
  • No CE is required while license is inactive. However, license must be renewed and renewal fee must be paid. To return to active status, CE must be completed.

Who to contact for additional questions

Iowa Real Estate Commission

  • Address: 200 E. Grand Ave, Ste 350, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 725-9022
  • Fax: (515) 725-9032
  • Website: Iowa Real Estate Commission
This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 1/12/2024