Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

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Idaho Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Idaho Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Idaho Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Idaho Real Estate Licensing Requirements Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • Be a US citizen or have a legal presence in the US
  • Submit Proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete the 45-hour Salesperson Module 1 course and the 45-hour Salesperson Module 2 course. (Courses are only valid for 3 years from completion date. You must apply for licensure within that timeframe.)
  • Submit fingerprints – Idaho Code Sections 54-2012 (h) and 54-2012 (iv)(c) require that an applicant for a new salesperson or broker license submit fingerprints and receive fingerprint clearance from the Commission office prior to applying for licensure.
  • Pass the State Examination which is administered through Pearson Vue; see Idaho real estate license exam prep
  • Show proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Submit an application

Idaho Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • Be a US citizen or have a legal presence in the US
  • Submit Proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete the courses required for a salesperson’s license, plus at least four (4) courses of advanced real estate study to include: Brokerage Management; Real Estate Law; and two (2) elective courses consisting of at least 20 class hours each. Approved elective courses include: Idaho GRI 101/102 and 201/202, Real Estate Finance, Valuation & Analysis, and certain CCIM designation courses. Courses are only valid for 3 years from completion date. You must apply for licensure within that timeframe.)
  • Provide proof of 2 years active, full time active real estate experience in any state within the last 5 years.
  • Pass the State Examination which is administered through Pearson Vue; see Idaho real estate license exam prep
  • Show proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Submit an application

Idaho Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • Idaho licensees are required to take 16 hours of CE electives plus one (1) Commission Core course each renewal period
  • The core course is prescribed annually by the Commission
  • All licensee renew every 2 years on the month of their birth
  • Once a course is taken, it may not be repeated in that same renewal cycle
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