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.