PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW
54-2023. Continuing education requirements. (1) Each licensee applying to renew an Idaho broker or salesperson license on active status, and each Idaho broker or salesperson applying to change from inactive to active license status after having renewed the license on inactive status, shall successfully complete two (2) commission core courses, plus twelve (12) classroom hours of continuing education credit. If the inactive licensee is within the initial licensing period, no continuing education is required to change to active license status. Provided that:
(a) Salesperson — First active renewal or activation. To renew an Idaho salesperson license on active status for the first time, or to change from inactive to active status for the first time after the expiration of the initial license period, a salesperson shall complete two (2) commission core courses, plus the post license course.
(b) Inactive broker activating as a designated broker or branch manager. To activate as a designated broker or branch manager, a broker on inactive status shall, in addition to meeting the continuing education requirements of this subsection, have completed a commission-approved business conduct and office operations course within three (3) years immediately prior to the license activation.
(2) Credits used to reactivate license. Continuing education credit hours applied to activate an inactive license are considered "spent" and may not thereafter be applied toward the continuing education requirements for subsequent license renewal.
(3) No duplicate credit. No licensee may obtain continuing education credit for completing:
(a) Any core course curriculum for which the licensee has previously received continuing education credit; or
(b) Any course curriculum for which the licensee has received continuing education credit in the same license period.
(4) Excess credits. The classroom hours shall apply to the license period in which such course is completed; hours completed in excess of those required for the license period shall not accumulate or be credited for the purposes of subsequent license renewal periods.
(5) Commission-ordered education. No licensee shall obtain continuing education credit for education ordered by the commission as part of a disciplinary action.
(6) Obtaining continuing education classroom hours. In order to obtain continuing education classroom hours, a licensee must:
(a) Successfully complete a commission-approved continuing education or post license course;
(b) Attend a regularly scheduled meeting of the commission from the time the meeting is called to order until the meeting is adjourned or until the licensee is excused by the commission chairperson. A maximum of four (4) hours for this activity shall be credited for any one (1) meeting in any one (1) license period;
(c) Successfully complete a commission-approved broker prelicense course. Continuing education credit may be obtained for retaking the same broker prelicense course only if completed after three (3) years of completing the previous course; or
(d) Provide to the commission a transcript or course completion certificate of successful completion of any of the following courses without commission preapproval of the curriculum, instructors or providers:
(i) Professional designation courses. Any course developed by national professional organizations that is required in order to earn professional designations from a national organization in specialized areas of licensed real estate practice;
(ii) Courses accredited by another profession or jurisdiction. Any course approved by and offered in satisfaction of another professional or occupational licensing authority’s education requirements, if the commission determines that the course is within the approved topic areas established by the commission and if the course otherwise meets commission standards for course certification including distance learning and minimum classroom hour requirements; or
(iii) Courses offered by an accredited college or university. Any course offered in satisfaction of a degree requirement by an accredited college or university if the commission determines that the course is within the approved topic areas established by the commission.
(e) If a certified course instructor, teach a live course for which continuing education credit may be obtained. Credits shall be granted for the number of classroom hours taught.
(7) Licensee duty to keep satisfactory proof. The licensee shall keep satisfactory proof of having completed the continuing education requirement and shall submit such proof at the request of the commission as provided in section 54-2018, Idaho Code.
(8) Provisional license — Extension of time. A three (3) month extension of time for completing the education requirements may be obtained by submitting with the renewal application, or application to activate, satisfactory evidence showing that the applicant was unable to comply with such education requirements. Such evidence shall be:
(a) Bona fide hardship preventing completion of the reinstatement requirements of an inactive license;
(b) Health reasons preventing attendance or completion; or
(c) Other compelling cause beyond the control of the applicant while engaged in the real estate business.
If such an extension is granted, the licensee shall receive a provisional license for a period of time not to exceed three (3) months. No further extension of time may be granted. A license issued or renewed after an extension of time has been granted shall retain the original license expiration date. Failure to satisfy the continuing education requirement within the time granted shall result in the automatic inactivation of the license.
[54-2023, added 2000, ch. 285, sec. 3, p. 924; am. 2001, ch. 123, sec. 10, p. 429; am. 2002, ch. 280, sec. 2, p. 820; am. 2003, ch. 65, sec. 4, p. 215; am. 2004, ch. 120, sec. 2, p. 405; am. 2005, ch. 107, sec. 6, p. 245; am. 2006, ch. 166, sec. 5, p. 508; am. 2007, ch. 98, sec. 5, p. 292; am. 2008, ch. 142, sec. 3, p. 410; am. 2010, ch. 217, sec. 3, p. 488; am. 2012, ch. 75, sec. 1, p. 217; am. 2014, ch. 42, sec. 3, p. 102.]