COMPLETE LIST of Real Estate Schools in Iowa

 Whether you need to take courses to obtain an Iowa real estate license or simply get continuing education to renew an existing license, you will need to make sure you get them from a school that has been approved by the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau (PLB).

There are currently 52 approved schools listed on their website. However, it’s not as easy as just picking any school off the list. There are some schools that only offer continuing education courses and not pre-licensing courses. While other schools offer pre-licensing courses but not the three required 12-hour courses that have to be taken in a classroom. I found some schools that haven’t posted information about any upcoming classes or don’t have a website at all, which makes me wonder if they are even still in business. Then, there are the ones with marketing gimmicks such as promotional discounts and money-back guarantees, which makes you wonder about the quality of the content.

If you want to save yourself the hassle that I went through to find the best real estate school for getting an Iowa real estate license, check out my list below.

1Colibri Real Estate Overall top pick for getting licensed; Promotions; Money-back guarantees; hardcopy books; live instructor support
2Iowa Association of RealtorsTop pick for realtors; Classrooms available for pre-licensing; Online CE
3Center for Real Estate ExcellenceTop pick to fulfill the 12-hour live class requirement; Classrooms available for all courses
4Quad City Area RealtorsOnline pre-license course; 12-hour live classes available
5Legacy Training Center LLCClassroom pre-license course; 12-hour live classes available; CE
6Concepts Real Estate School Online pre-license course; 12-hour live classes available; CE
7Mid-America School of Real EstateOnline pre-license course; 12-hour live classes available; CE
8 OnCourse Learning Online pre-license course; CE
9Kaplan Real Estate EducationOnline pre-license course; CE
10Real Estate Training InstituteCE only
11Carmel Streater CE only
12McKissockCE only
13Iowa Real Estate Investor Association CE only
14At Your Pace OnlineCE only
15Continuing Ed ExpressCE only
16The CE Shop, Inc.CE only
17Hondros College IncCE only
18WebCECE only
19Central Iowa Board of Realtors
20East Central Iowa Association of REALTORS
21Iowa City Area Association of Realtors
22Quad Cities School of Real Estate
23Hubbell Realty Company
24America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc.
25Iowa Chapter, ASFMRA
26Residential Real Estate Council
27National Property Inspections, Inc.
28Iowa State University Center for Ag Law & Taxation
29RE/MAX Home Group Masters Program
30Home Warranty Inc
31Iowa State University Dept. of Economics
32Capital City Real Estate School, LLC
33Preferred Systems, Inc.
34Northeast Iowa Board of REALTORS
35First American Exchange Company
36Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors
37Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors
38Cape School
39Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors
40Skogman Real Estate School
41Midwest Educational Institute
43Iowa Chapter, Appraisal Institute
45UNI Real Estate Education Program
46Signature Education
47Iowa Real Estate School
48Iowa Real Estate Seminars
49Real Estate Pro LLC
50Elite School of Real Estate
51Council Bluffs NP Dodge Real Estate School
52QC School of Real Estate

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