How to get Your Real Estate Licence

Idaho

Licensure Requirements for a Real Estate Salesperson

Licensure Requirements for a Broker

Step by Step Guide (Salesperson)

  1. Complete both modules of the Pre-License Course
  2. Pass the salesperson exam (See below for more information)
  3. Create an Online Account with the IREC
  4. Complete Fingerprinting (Must be done before you can apply for license)
  5. Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance
  6. Apply for License (Fingerprint background check must be cleared before you can submit)

Step by Step Guide (Broker)

  1. Complete 90 hours of Broker Pre-License Classes (Refer to the “Broker License” section of the IREC Website for specific education requirements)
  2. Pass the broker exam (See below for more information)
  3. Create an Online Account with the IREC (Unless you already have one)
  4. Complete Fingerprinting (Must be done even if you already have a salesperson license)
  5. Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance (Unless you already have it)
  6. Apply for License (Fingerprint background check must be cleared before you can submit)

Obtaining A Salesperson License In Idaho If You Are Already Licensed In Another State:

  1. Order a “Certified License History” from the state you are licensed in and send it to the IREC along with a completed Exam Waiver Request Form so that you are exempt from taking the national portion of the exam 
  2. Pass the state law portion of the salesperson exam
  3. Complete Fingerprinting (Must be done before you can apply for license)
  4. Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance
  5. Apply for License (Fingerprint background check must be cleared before you can submit)

Obtaining A Broker License In Idaho If You Are Already Licensed In Another State:

  1. Order a “Certified License History” from the state you are licensed in and send it to the IREC along with a completed Exam Waiver Request Form so that you are exempt from taking the national portion of the exam
  2. Take the Idaho Business Conduct and Office Operations course
  3. Pass the state law portion of the broker exam
  4. Complete Fingerprinting (Must be done before you can apply for license)
  5. Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance
  6. Apply for License (Fingerprint background check must be cleared before you can submit)
  • Note: If you are currently licensed in a single licensure state, meaning that every licensee holds a broker license, you must hold either a “Principal Broker” or “Designated Broker” license to be qualified to obtain a broker license in Idaho

Exam Info

Salesperson: The exam costs $80 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 120 scored questions (80 national and 40 state law), and 5-10 pre-test questions that do not affect your score. 

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pre-test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You must achieve a score of at least 70 to pass. You will have 4 hours to complete the exam.

Broker: The exam costs $80 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 130 scored questions (80 national and 50 state law), and 5-10 pre-test questions that do not affect your score. 

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pre-test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You must achieve a score of at least 75 to pass. You will have 4 hours to complete the exam.

Fees

  • Exam Fee- $80
  • License Fee- $160
  • Fingerprinting- $61.25
  • Certified License History Fee (If applicable)- $10