Training & Education

Coldwell Banker Hedges can help you complete the training and education needed to become a certified Realtor!

Pre-License Education
A real estate license is required to practice real estate in Iowa. Before applying for your license, a 60-hour pre-license course is required. This course can be taken on-line or in a classroom setting. There are classes offered in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Along with the 60-hours of pre-licensing, a candidate must successfully complete the following courses:

  • 12 hours of Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices,
  • 12 hours of Buying Practices and
  • 12 hours of Listing Practices.

This course work must be completed during the 12 months prior to the license application. These four courses can be taken in any order. After completing the course, you must pass the national and state of Iowa’s real estate exams.

With the signature of your broker, you may then apply to the state for your license. Once you receive your license, you can practice real estate as a licensed assistant or as a sales associate. As a licensed assistant, you would work as an independent contractor under the guidance of a sales associate. As a sales associate, you would operate as an independent contractor under the umbrella of a real estate broker. Real estate sales associates are paid on a commission basis.

Post-License Education
Our exclusive in-house training at Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty will guide you through developing skills and knowledge you need to attain a successful career in real estate. These classes are taught by experienced Coldwell Banker Hedges sales associates and are required as you become a part of our organization. We offer continuous training throughout your first year in real estate.

Continuing Education
As a Real Estate Professional, you will be required to take continuing education courses to renew your license every three years. To learn more about this, visit Iowa Realtors.