The Idaho Real Estate Commission (IREC) requires every licensee to complete three (3) 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 http://irec.idaho.gov
Every two years, all REALTORS® are required to complete code of ethics training. The current three-year cycle ends December 31, 2021. Only certain classes will meet this requirement. If you are unsure about the courses you have taken, you can log on to your IREC online services account at https://apps.irec.idaho.gov/ to see a list of the courses that you have completed. Questions regarding license renewal can be directed to IREC at (208)334-3285 but they cannot answer questions regarding the ethics requirement.”
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Classes
The program covers all the steps involved in making that big investment, from qualifying for a mortgage and choosing a Realtor®, to making an offer and closing costs.
Participants who successfully complete Finally Home!® may be eligible for the following incentives:
Down payment and closing cost assistance
Programs that accept higher debt ratios
Lower mortgage insurance premiums
Using gifted funds at closing
"Nampa Association of REALTORS® is one of seven Regional Training Partners in the Finally Home!statewide partnership, which provides homebuyer education to a diversified market of low-and moderate-income, prospective homebuyers in Idaho's urban and rral areas, including Idaho's minority populations"