Iowa Real Estate CE License Renewal Requirements
Salesperson or Broker

36 hours of CE is required by December 31st of the third license year consisting of:

  • 8 hours Law Update
  • 4 hours Ethics
  • 24 hours of elective
A maximum of 24 hours CE may be taken by distance education. During each three year renewal period a course may be taken for credit only once.


Renewal Cycle: Every 3 years. Licenses must be renewed by December 31st of the third year of the license term.

Inactive: No CE is required while license is inactive. License must be renewed and renewal fee must be paid. CE must be completed to return to active status.

24 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #1
This package meets the 24 hours of distance education allowed per renewal. This package is approved for 20.0 Elective Hours and 4.0 Ethics Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 7 courses:
  1. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  2. Disclosure Is Not A Secret
  3. Good Guys/Bad Guys - Who's Who in Mortgage Fraud
  4. Agency Exposed
  5. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  6. Building Green
  7. Personal Safety

24 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #2
This package meets the 24 hours of distance education allowed per renewal. This package is approved for 24.0 Elective Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 7 courses:
  1. Risk Awareness
  2. Disclosure Is Not A Secret
  3. Good Guys/Bad Guys - Who's Who in Mortgage Fraud
  4. Agency Exposed
  5. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  6. Building Green
  7. Personal Safety