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Frequently Asked Questions

   General Questions

1. Is an Iowa real estate licensee permitted to participate in the various
    loan originator programs offered by mortgage lenders on the Internet?
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    Licensing Questions

1.  What is required to become a salesperson?
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2.  How do I file a complaint against a real estate agent?
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3.  How do I obtain a criminal history background kit?
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4.  What is required to become a broker?
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5. How do I know how many continuing education hours I have completed?
    Answer: 

    The Real Estate Commission is not responsible for keeping track of continuing
    education hour
s

6. Ho
w many hours of continuing education is required to renew?
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7. How do I place my license on inactive status?
    Answer: 

   We need the wall license returned to us with a signed letter from the broker
   informing us to put the license on inactive status and including the most recent
   home address of that licensee.

8. 
How do I transfer my license from one company to another?
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9.  Which states have reciprocal licensing agreements with Iowa?
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10. How will I know when my background check is complete?
     Answer:
     When the background check is completed the applicant will be notified by letter
     from the Commission’s office that the process is completed and they can send in
     their application for licensure.
     (There is also a link on our website: http://
www.state.ia.us/irec listing names of
     individuals whose backgrounds are completed.)

11. Where can I find applications?
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12. How do I become active when my license is on inactive status?
      Answer: 
     
If all continuing education hours have been completed, we will accept a fax with a
      signed letter from the broker requesting the licensee’s license plus proof of E & O
      Insurance.  Please include the firm license number and the agents license number
      in the letter.

13. 
What happens if I do not have all my continuing education hours complete by
       the time I renew?
     
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14. How do I change my name or address with the Real Estate Commission?
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15.  Once the Real Estate Commission has my completed application, how long will
       it take to get my license?  

       
 Answer: 
         Normal processing time is 1 – 3 business days.

16. 
What happens if my broker lost my license?
       Answer:
       The broker may fax in a signed letter telling us the license has been lost and
       asking to reissue the license.

17. 
Who do I call to schedule my exam?
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18
This is my first time renewing, what classes are required?
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19.  What classes are required to renew my license?
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20.  How many hours of continuing education can I take on line?
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21.  How do I find the Certificate of License History form?
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22.  Where can I go to find my license number?
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23.  How do I know if my license is active or inactive?
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24.  Where can I purchase Errors and Omissions Insurance?
      Click Here to View Answer

      



Updated September 6, 2007

Established June 21, 2000
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