Coronavirus (COVID-19) and IAR Education and Events

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In light of increasing concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Iowa Association of REALTORS® is taking the precautionary step of changing classroom courses to online education and cancelling meetings, and non-essential travel at least through April 11.

This decision is based on the announcement from health officials that multiple cases of the virus have been confirmed in Iowa and in neighboring states, and encouragement of many top health officials to encourage social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. 

Our leadership and staff will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the situation during this period to decide if future events will be affected.

“We did not arrive at this decision lightly, but we believe it is best for the interests of our members, volunteer leadership and staff,” said 2020 President Scott Wendl. “We are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of the Realtor® community. Our actions are in line with similar decisions made by NAR and other organizations and businesses across the nation.”

If you are currently registered for an event or class between now and April 11, you will receive additional information. We will announce decisions about additional upcoming events as those determinations are made in the coming weeks.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by calling (800) 532-1515 or emailing

Events Currently Affected Include:

  • Developing Professionalism - March 20-21- IAR

  • 60 Hr Pre License Course - Beginning March 23 - Coralville

  • Developing Professionalism - March 24 - Burlington

  • Inspections Keeping It Together - March 31 - Coralville

  • Not So Short: Short Sale - March 31- Coralville

  • Exam Prep - April 1 - IAR

  • Ethics - April 1 - Waterloo

  • Buying Practices - April 2- Cedar Rapids

  • 60 Hr Pre License Course - Beginning April 3 - Coralville

  • 60 Hr Pre License Course - Beginning April 3 - Sioux City

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation - April 6&7 - IAR

  • Law Update - April 8 - Sioux City

  • Ethics in Modern Day RE - April 8 - Carroll

  • Ethics - April 9 - Sioux City

  • Branding & Rebranding - April 9 - Sioux City

  • Law Update - April 9 - Carroll

Resources on theCOVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Iowa Department of Public Health:

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Iowa Association of REALTORS

This article was written as a collaboration of IAR Staff members or invited subject matter experts.