PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW
54-2033. Instructor qualifications. (1) Qualified instructors at degree-granting institutions. A qualified or full-time instructor or professor of an accredited college or university in any state or jurisdiction and who teaches real estate-related courses is deemed to be an approved instructor of such courses, in Idaho, for the purposes of this chapter.
(2) Other instructor applicants. All other individuals wishing to teach any real estate courses for credit toward Idaho prelicense requirements, including the business conduct and office operations course, or the post license or the commission continuing education core course requirements, must first meet the following additional qualifications and receive separate certification for each course to be taught:
(a) Unless this requirement is waived upon special review of the commission in the manner stated below, no individual instructor seeking certification may have had a real estate or other professional or occupational license suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons or have been refused a renewal of a license issued by the state of Idaho or any other state or jurisdiction. Further, the individual may not have been convicted, issued any fine, placed on probation, received a withheld judgment, or completed any sentence of confinement for or on account of any felony, or any misdemeanor involving fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonest or dishonorable dealing, in a court of proper jurisdiction. The failure of a certified instructor to maintain the qualifications required by this subsection shall be grounds for the commission to withdraw or cancel the instructor’s certificate as provided in section 54-2025(3), Idaho Code.
(b) Each applicant for certification shall also:
(i) Submit a completed application for instructor certification in the form and manner required by the commission, with all required fees;
(ii) File an executed "irrevocable consent to service of process" in the manner and form prescribed by the commission and according to section 54-2012(1)(k), Idaho Code;
(iii) Qualify as at least one (1) of the following:
1. An attorney at law actively licensed in any state or jurisdiction with at least five (5) years of active practice in the areas of study proposed to be taught, and who has also successfully completed a commission-approved instructor training course or procedure, including an assistant teaching period;
2. An individual currently approved or certified and in good standing as a real estate instructor for the same or similar course material in any other state or jurisdiction;
3. An individual who is appointed to teach a nationally recognized real estate course which is generally accepted in other states or jurisdictions; or
4. An individual with at least five (5) years active real estate-related experience who has also successfully completed a commission-approved instructor training procedure, including an assistant teaching period.
(3) Instructor teaching standards. An instructor certified to teach any real estate course for credit toward the requirements of this chapter shall comply with the minimum teaching standards established by the commission. A certified instructor shall not teach the course in a manner that is detrimental to the purpose of educating licensees.
[54-2033, added 2000, ch. 285, sec. 3, p. 928; am. 2003, ch. 66, sec. 5, p. 225; am. 2004, ch. 120, sec. 4, p. 408; am. 2005, ch. 107, sec. 10, p. 350; am. 2006, ch. 166, sec. 7, p. 512; am. 2008, ch. 142, sec. 5, p. 414; am. 2010, ch. 212, sec. 4, p. 460; am. 2015, ch. 51, sec. 7, p. 119.]