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Real Estate Sales & Brokers

Upcoming Meetings:

November 2, 2023 at the Board office or via Zoom 

December 7, 2023 at the Board office or via Zoom

Contact the Board via or call (515) 725-9022.

Browse the Real Estate Disciplinary Index

Original license fee and renewal fees are as follows:

License Type Associated Costs
Salesperson $125.00  
Broker $170.00 
Firm $170.00
Branch Office $50.00
Trade Name $50.00
Additional Broker Officer License $50.00
Pre License Determination  $25.00

Please note that the renewal fee for a salesperson or a broker are the same regardless of current licensure status (active or inactive). 

The mission of the Iowa Real Estate Commission is to protect the public through the examination, licensing, and regulation of real estate brokers, salespersons, and firms pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 543B.

The Commission is a policy-making body with authority to promulgate rules for the regulation of the real estate industry consistent with all applicable statutes. Rules promulgated by the Commission are published under Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 193E.

Board Staff

Kristen Conway, Licensing Specialist—515-725-9027
Danielle Bartkiw, Background Coordinator—515-725-9029
Colleen Goddard, Trust Account Auditor—515-725-9036
​Ashley Thompson, PLB Investigator—515-725-9035
Renee Paulsen, Education Director—515-725-9028
Renee Paulsen, Executive Officer—515-725-9028
John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General

You may also email to correspond with any staff member.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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No November Meeting









No July Meeting





No May meeting 


















      Pursuant to Executive Order 10, the Iowa Professional Licensing & Regulation Bureau will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules in accordance with the schedule. More information about Executive Order 10 is available on the Department of Management’s website.

      Agency Rules Administrator

      The Agency Rules Administrator is the official responsible for the administration of the agency rulemaking process. If you have any questions about current or pending agency rules for the Board, contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

      Agency Rules Administrator
      Real Estate Commission
      200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
      Des Moines, IA 50309
      Phone: (515) 725-9022
      Fax: (515) 725-9032

      The Iowa Legislature has tools available in order to keep up-to-date with the rulemaking process.

      Checklists and Instructions for Applications

      The links below will take you to a checklist of requirements or instructions for each application. The actual application is to be done on your PLB Account. 

      Reinstatement Checklists

      Change of status or transfer

      • Request to Change Affiliated Licensee Status to Inactive - This must be submitted by the employing broker to change the status of a licensee assigned to him/her to inactive status. A salesperson or broker associate cannot place their own license on inactive status.  The broker will be asked for the license number of the individual going inactive at the "Submit for Review" feature.
      • Change of Status from Inactive to Active - This must be submitted by the licensee that wants to change his/her status from inactive to active.
      • Transfer Form - To be submitted by the licensee that wants to transfer directly from his/her current company to another licensed company.

      Change of Designated Broker of a Firm or Branch Office

      • Request to Change Designated Broker - To be submitted only by a broker officer to change the designated broker (broker in charge) of either the main office or a branch office.

      Closing of Offices or Cancellation of Licenses

      Trust Account Forms

      First choose Other Application – Attach Scanned Copy of a Paper Version. You will then need to attach the appropriate completed form:

      Trust Resources

      ​If closing a trust account, use this application type:
      Notice of Closed Trust Account - Submit this whenever you close a trust account.

      Criminal History Background / Fingerprint packet

      Reference the Criminal History Background Index for further information concerning the background process, including a FAQ link.

      General Forms