Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

The Idaho Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of Idaho. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in Idaho are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants seeking an Idaho salesperson license must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must not have been convicted of a crime within the preceding five years. A background check is conducted on all applicants, which includes submitting a set of fingerprints. Fingerprints can be submitted electronically at the Pearson Vue testing center or the Idaho Real Estate Commission can mail a fingerprint packet to the applicant upon request.

Applicants also must not have had a license suspended, surrendered, revoked, or renewal refused during the last five years.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain an Idaho salesperson license.

Prelicense education requirements are as follows: applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and complete 90 hours of approved real estate prelicense education courses, which includes:
45 hours of fundamental real estate concepts.
45 hours of knowledge and applied skills involved in listing, selling, buying and closing property.

Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

After fulfilling the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and general salesperson exam with a minimum score of 70%. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions. The state portion consists of 40 questions.

An Idaho salesperson license application must be submitted only after applicant’s fingerprints have cleared.
Applicant must also submit proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Idaho and proof that applicant has Errors & Omission insurance.

All Idaho licensed salespersons must complete 16 hours of continuing education courses during each renewal term of their license.

Applicants who are actively licensed in another state are exempt from taking the general portion of the real estate exam.
Licensees with an inactive license are exempt from the continuing education requirements.

Idaho is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Fees to obtain an Idaho salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $85
Broker/Salesperson License Fee: $160
Late Renewal Fee: $25


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants seeking an Idaho broker license must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must not have been convicted of a crime within the preceding five years. A background check is conducted on all applicants, which includes submitting a set of fingerprints. Fingerprints can be submitted electronically at the Pearson Vue testing center or the Idaho Real Estate Commission will mail a fingerprint packet to the applicant upon request.

At least two years of active real estate salesperson experience during the last five years is required to obtain an Idaho broker license.

Prelicense education requirements are as follows:
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Complete a minimum of 90 hours of approved prelicense education courses, which includes two required courses:
24 hours of Broker Management course
30 hours of Real Estate Law
and electives from the following list:
30 hours of Real Estate Finance
30 hours of Valuation & Analysis
Idaho GRI 101/102
Idaho GRI 201/202
CCIM – CI 101
CCIM – CI 102
CCIM – CI 103
CCIM – CI 104

After fulfilling the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and general broker exam with a minimum score of 75%. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions. The state portion consists of 40 questions.

An Idaho broker license application must be submitted only after the applicant’s fingerprints have cleared.
Applicant must also submit proof that applicant has Errors & Omission insurance.

All Idaho broker licensees must complete 16 hours of continuing education courses during each renewal period.

Applicants who are actively licensed in another state are exempt from taking the general portion of the real estate exam.
Licensees with an inactive license are exempt from the continuing education requirements.

Idaho is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Fees to obtain an Idaho broker license include:
Exam Fee: $85
Broker/Salesperson License Fee: $160
Late Renewal Fee: $25


References:

Idaho Real Estate Commission: Fees: http://irec.idaho.gov/fees.html

Idaho Real Estate Candidate Handbook: October 2012: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/091300.pdf

Idaho Real Estate Commission: Continuing Education: http://irec.idaho.gov/continuing-education.html

Idaho Real Estate Commission: Education: http://irec.idaho.gov/education.html

Idaho Real Estate Commission: How to Get an Idaho Real Estate License: http://irec.idaho.gov/ilr.html


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