How to Get Your Iowa Real Estate Sales Agent License
Iowa Real Estate License Requirements
- Citizenship: Applicants must be either a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien.
- Age: Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Eligibility: Applicants must not have had their application for licensure rejected in Iowa or any other state within the 12 months prior to the date of their current application. Additionally, their real estate license must not have been revoked in Iowa or any other state within two years before their current application.
- Background Check: All applicants must undergo a background check before obtaining a license. The Iowa Real Estate Commission reviews the background check to determine the applicant’s eligibility.
- Pre-License Education: Applicants must complete 96 hours of pre-license education, including a 60-hour Principles of Real Estate course that covers topics such as property ownership, legal descriptions, contracts, agency, valuation, finance, and fair housing, among others. The remaining 36 hours of live instruction must include 12 hours each of Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices, Buying Practices, and Listing Practices.
- License Application: Applicants must submit a completed license application, which includes proof of completion of pre-license education, proof of passing the licensing exam, and proof of errors and omissions insurance coverage.
Steps to Get a Iowa Real Estate License
- Complete the Iowa Real Estate Sales Agent 60-Hour Pre-License Course, which covers topics such as real estate and Iowa license law, property ownership, encumbrances, legal descriptions, transfer of title, closing, contracts, agency, antitrust, valuation, finance, real estate math, property management/leasing, fair housing, and environmental risks and health issues.
- Complete 12 hours of Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices, 12 hours of Buying Practices, and 12 hours of Listing Practices live instruction courses within 12 months prior to application.
- Pass the pre-license exam provided by your pre-license education company.
- Pass the Iowa Real Estate Salesperson Exam, consisting of 120 questions (80 National section, 40 State section).
- Complete a fingerprinting and background check.
- Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance.
- Submit your real estate license application, along with a license fee of $125, passing notice from the examination service, proof of completion of the 60-hour pre-license course, proof of E&O Insurance, and proof of completion of the required courses.
Why Become a Real Estate Agent?
A real estate agent is an inspiring, multifaceted professional who not only assists clients in buying, selling, or renting properties but also makes dreams come true by helping individuals and families find the perfect place to call home. When you embark on the journey of becoming a real estate agent, you acquire invaluable skills such as effective communication, negotiation, and a deep understanding of the real estate market, all of which enable you to excel in this exciting and dynamic industry. The passion and dedication of a real estate agent have the power to transform lives, making the profession not only financially rewarding but also personally fulfilling. By stepping into the world of real estate, you unlock unlimited potential to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless people and build a successful, vibrant career.
The Cameron Academy online course provides a comprehensive 60-hour instruction in the principles of real estate required for the salesperson licensing examination in Iowa. In addition, this package includes three live instruction courses and Exam Prep Edge to help you pass the licensing exam.
- Self-paced online courses with study materials such as real estate practice exams and flashcards.
- Seat time managed by the online course delivery system to meet the Iowa Real Estate Commission’s requirement.
- The option to retake the pre-licensing final exams as many times as needed to pass.
- A minimum of 70% passing score required for the Iowa Real Estate Salesperson Exam.
- Certificate of completion available to download and via email.
- No proctoring required for the final pre-license exam.
3 Reasons to Get a Iowa Real Estate License
- Unleash Unlimited Earning Potential: A real estate license opens the door to a career with no salary cap, where your hustle and ambition directly influence your income, allowing you to secure the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.
- Enjoy Flexible Work Hours: Experience the joy of having control over your schedule, as obtaining a real estate license gives you the freedom to balance your work and personal life, making time for your passions and loved ones.
- Accelerate Personal Growth: A real estate license challenges you to develop essential life skills, such as negotiation, communication, and problem-solving, fostering personal and professional growth while making you a more well-rounded individual.
Obtaining your Iowa real estate salesperson license can be done almost entirely online with the Cameron Academy online course. Prepare for your licensing exam with Exam Prep Edge, and get your business off the ground with three additional courses. Don’t wait to take the first step to becoming a real estate agent in Iowa!
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