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Continuing Education

Idaho’s CE requirement:

First salesperson renewal on active status – 12 hours post license (8-hour mandatory post license Fundamentals course and one 4-hour post license module of your choice)
plus 2 different Idaho core courses.

Subsequent renewal on active status – 12 elective hours plus two different Idaho Commission Core courses

Renewal on inactive status – none

Inactive to active status (after first renewal period) – *12 elective hours plus two different Idaho Commission Core courses

Inactive to active status (for new salesperson licensees who have only renewed on inactive status) – *12 hours of post license courses (8-hour mandatory post license course and 4-hour post license module of your choice) plus 2 different Idaho Commission Core courses.

*Must be completed before reactivating the license!

IREC reviews all license renewals and reactivations for compliance with the CE requirements. If you don’t have the required CE hours posted to your record, you will receive an audit letter. Keep your course completion certificates in a safe place!

Idaho’s Core requirement:

Licensees are required to take two unique Idaho Commission Core courses in every active renewal period. Other state’s core courses will not count. Core courses may never be taken more than once for credit. 
* The REALTOR Association’s Code of Ethics courses are NOT the Commission Core course!

How to find out if a course counts for CE credit:

Use the Education Lookup to search for certified courses, or contact the Commission for assistance. Some Professional Designation courses are also accepted for CE credit. These classes are listed as “certified” in the IREC database.

Find a scheduled CE course:

Visit the Education Lookup and select “Find a Class” – then enter search criteria and “Search”. Click on individual courses to find more information about the course provider, cost, location, etc.

Using non-Idaho CE for Idaho license renewal:

IREC accepts many (but not all) courses taken in other jurisdictions, and some courses offered for other professions. Submit a Licensee Request for CE Credit Form (REE-153) located on the Forms page of the website at least 60 days prior to your Idaho license renewal date. Courses must fit within Rule 402 and must relate to real estate brokerage practice. Online courses must be ARELLO certified.

Active Duty Military?

You may be eligible for a waiver of your CE requirement for license renewal. Read the Commission’s Exemptions for Military Persons Policy on the Library page of the website, and contact the Commission if you have questions or need assistance.

Professional Designations

Courses taken that are required to earn the following professional designations are accepted for CE credit*:

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) (through REBAC)
  • Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) through RLI (formerly Farm & Land Institute)
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) (through NAHB)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
  • Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) (through NAHB)
  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) (through NAHB)
  • Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) (any state)
  • NAR’s e-Pro Certification (e-Pro)
  • Master Certified Sales Professional (NAHB)
  • NAR’s Green Designation (GREEN)
  • Performance Management Network (PMN) (through WCR)
  • Resort & Second Home Markets Certification (RSPS)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES)
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource (SFR)
  • Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

Courses taken to earn other designations that are not listed here will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Online courses must be ARELLO certified. According to Idaho code 54-2036(2)(c) testing time will not be credited towards course hours.

*If the course is not offered through an Idaho certified provider, licensees must submit a Licensee Request for CE Credit form (REE-153) with all required attachments in order to receive credit.

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