First Step: Realtor Career Seminar

Join us for Iowa Realtor Career Info Sessions on the Second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm or the Fourth Friday at 12 noon. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP. 

This will be a small group discussion led by Keller Williams agents and/or staff. We discuss the process of becoming a licensed Realtor in Iowa as well as how you need to prepare for things such as education, fees, timing, etc. We also talk about what it’s like to be a Realtor.  For questions, contact Keena Roberts at

Second Step: Sign Up for Required Classes

To obtain your Iowa Real Estate Salesperson License, you will need the following

1. 60Hour course

2. Exam

3. The 3-12Hour Courses (These are NOT available online, and must be taken live, in-person or live, on-zoom). The three courses are Buying Practices, Listings Practices and Developing Professionalism.

You may take the 3-12hour courses in ANY order, however the 60hour must be completed in order to take the exam. All of the courses are offered through Iowa's Center for Real Estate Excellence Live, on-zoom or online, if applicable. 

Third Step: Start Background Check

Start an account with the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau and save that username and password as you'll use it again later. Here you will request a fingerprinting packet to initiate the background check. More information on the entire process:

More Information from The Iowa Real Estate Commission and Professional Licensing Bureau

Fourth Step: Interview Iowa Real Estate Brokerages

When the above items are all completed, you'll apply for your real estate agent license via the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau link/login mentioned above. They require you to select a brokerage at that time, so it's good to start interviewing brokerages now. For more information on that, contact Keena at