Become a Broker
- When you apply for a broker's license you must have been a licensed active salesperson for 24 months.
- You must complete 72 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.
- You can take the 72 hours (9 courses) in any order.
- 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.
- If a certificate expires you must repeat the course to receive a valid certificate.
- You must present all 9 valid certificates to the testing center the day of your exam.
- You have until the last working day of the sixth month following the date you pass the examination to apply for your broker license.
- A state and federal criminal background check is required for new broker applicants. See the information below for more details.
- Real Estate Office Organization
- Real Estate Office Administration
- Principles of Appraising and Market Analysis
- Real Estate Trust Accounts
- Contract Law/Writing
- Real Estate Law & Agency Law
- Real Estate Finance
- State & Federal Laws Affecting Real Estate or GRI 105: Federal & Iowa Laws
- Human Resources Management
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.