Idaho License Requirements

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Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Idaho real estate education needs for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Idaho Real Estate Commission (IREC) 

Idaho Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Idaho real estate salesperson license: 90 hours
  • Idaho real estate broker license in the state of Idaho: 180 hours
  • Idaho additionally requires 12 hours of post-license education (including the 8-hour mandatory post-license fundamentals course and a 4-hour post-license elective course) and two different Idaho core courses

Idaho State Reciprocity

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Idaho does not have a reciprocal relationship with any other state. 

Idaho Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals must renew their real estate licenses every two years from the month of their birth
  • Idaho’s mandatory continuing education includes 12 hours of elective courses, plus a 6-hour core course

Idaho Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Idaho Real Estate Appraiser Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

Idaho Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Registered Trainee
  • Licensed Residential Appraiser
  • Certified Residential License
  • Certified General License

Idaho Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination (no exam requirement for the Registered Trainee)
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees.

Idaho Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Registered Appraiser which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Residential Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Registered Appraiser level AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND:  Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours) 

Experience Requirements:

  • Registered Trainee – No experience requirement
  • State Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 30 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Idaho Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All appraiser licenses must be renewed every two years from date of licensure
  • Appraisers are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle
  • 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year

Idaho Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Idaho. 

Requirements to Become an Idaho Home Inspector: There are no current requirements

Home Inspection License Expiration:N/A

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: No CE currently required