• A salesperson must be assigned to a licensed broker or firm and cannot conduct business independently.

  •  You must be 18 years of age or older.

  • An applicant is not ineligible because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, residency or citizenship although the application form may require citizenship information.

  • You must not have had an application rejected for licensure in this or any other state within twelve months prior to the date of application, and whose real estate license has not been revoked in this or any other state within two years prior to the date of application.

Application Checklist

  • 60-hour course completion certificate – less than 1 year old

  • 12-hour “Listing Practices” course completion certificate – less than 1 year old

  • 12-hour “Buying Practices” course completion certificate – less than 1 year old

  • 12-hour “Developing Professional & Ethical Practices” course completion certificate – less than 1 year old

  • State portion of exam pass notice – valid until the last working day of the 6th month following the date of the exam

  • National portion of exam pass notice – valid until the last working day of the 6th month following the date of the exam

  • Proof of current E & O insurance for Iowa

  • Have either already begun the criminal history background process or have a completed background with the Commission. (Backgrounds are valid for 210 calendar days.)ccess!I am always available as a resource for you.

 

A Background check must be completed: 

  • You do not need to wait for your background check to be approved to send in your license application.

  • Once the background check has been reviewed by the commission the report is only valid for 210 days.

  • An applicant for a real estate salesperson license who has been convicted of forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, theft, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or another similar offense, or of any crime involving moral turpitude, in a court of competent jurisdiction in this state or in any other state, jurisdiction, territory, or district of the United States, or in any foreign jurisdiction, may be denied a license by the commission on the grounds of the conviction.

  • “Conviction” is defined in Iowa Code section 543B.15(3) and rule 193E—2.1(543B).