Iowa - Real Estate Agents Continuing Education Requirements - RRC


Real Estate CE Courses Iowa
Total Hours Required: 36
Education Due By: December 31, 2022
Elective Hours: 24
Mandatory Hours: 12
License Level: All
Renewal Cycle: 3 years

CE Approved Courses

PENDING:  Course/School Approvals are currently in review.

Effective March 25, 2020, All live classroom offerings are CE approved for the live-virtual format

The following are approved for 8 hours: The following are approved for 8 hours:

General Information

Online Limitations:

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

Online Info:

Iowa Real Estate Licensees are required to take 36 continuing education hours every 36 months.

12 of the 36 hours must be in mandatory courses including 8 hours of Law and 4 hours of Ethics.

Broker Pre-license Education Requirement

Iowa Commission accepts any courses sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS to meet the 24 hour elective requirement.  Up to 24 hours may be taken by correspondence/home study during each 3 year renewal period.  During each 3 year renewal period a course may be taken for credit only once.  A course may be repeated for credit only if the course numbers and instructors are different.


Roster Required: No

Roster Process: N/A

Roster Sent: N/A 


Iowa Real Estate Commission
200 East Grand Ave. Ste 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-281-7393 
Fax: 515-281-7411
Web: Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau