Become a Broker

License Requirements

  1. When you apply for a broker's license you must have been a licensed active salesperson for 24 months.
  2. You must complete 60 hours of prescribed broker classes (see below for the nine required pre-broker classes). You can take the courses from any accredited school or any combination of accredited schools.
  3. You can take the 60 hours (9 courses) in any order.
  4. Each course certificate is valid for 24 months from the date of completion. Each certificate expires individually. You must complete all 9 courses and pass the examination before the expiration of the first certificate.
  5. If a certificate expires you must repeat the course to receive a valid certificate.
  6. You must present all 9 valid certificates to the testing center the day of your exam.
  7. You have until the last working day of the sixth month following the date you pass the examination to apply for your broker license.
  8. A state and federal criminal background check is required for new broker applicants. See the information below for more details.

Required Courses:

As with any other real estate license, you must have a background check completed. Information on completing a background check can be found on the Iowa Association of Realtors® website.