Licensing Requirements

The Idaho Real Estate Commission (IREC) requires every licensee to complete two (2) Commission Core Courses from consecutive years, and 12 elective credits during their license cycle to maintain an active license. A cycle is typically 2 years in length and ends on the last day of the licensee’s birthday month.

Most classes advertised count towards the elective credits and will indicate that in the description. If it is a Core Course, it will clearly indicate that as well. For example, “4 CE” indicates 4 continuing education elective credits and “4 Core” indicates Core credits. The course number can also assist in determining the type of credits. If the course number is E0###, it will be an elective. If the course number begins C#### and has a year following, it is a Core Course (Ex: C2015).

For your first active renewal as a real estate licensee, the requirements are different. You must complete a mandatory Post License Fundamentals Course (8 hours) and one of the following three electives: Post License Introduction to Commercial Real Estate (4 hours); Post License Pricing, Marketing, and Advertising (4 hours); or, Post License Negotiations and Professionalism (4 hours).

To find out how many credits you have or when your license expires, check your education history online at