Illinois Appraisal License Requirements

Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned pro, McKissock will help you meet the necessary appraisal educational requirements in Illinois that you need to become licensed.

7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

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This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. We recommend you contact the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation for more detailed information or changes.

Illinois Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 28
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 21
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2021
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 09/30/2021
Illinois Appraisers are required to take 28 continuing education hours every 24 months including National USPAP Update (or Equivalent). (The 7-hour National USPAP Update Course or its equivalent must be completed within 6 months after the effective date of USPAP).

Note: In addition to the 28hrs of continuing education; Sexual harassment prevention training is now required of all persons who hold a license issued by the Division of Real Estate for (“DRE”) professions that require CE to renew. The new law requires licensees to complete a one-hour CE course in sexual harassment prevention training and is effective for all renewals on or after January 1, 2020 where CE is required. - We do not report the completion of this course to the Illinois Appraisal Board.  Students can submit a copy of their certificate as proof of completion.

*If a real estate appraiser was issued an initial license for less than 185 days prior to the expiration of the license, then no continuing education is required for that renewal.

*If a real estate appraiser has held a license 185 days or more prior to the expiration, but less than two years, then 14 hours of approved continuing education is required.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Due to the renewal period, starting 9/1/2021 rosters will be reported daily through 10/8/2021.

Rosters are submitted electronically on the 15th and last day of every month. Rosters will be submitted on alternative days upon customer request. Please note there is a $10 fee for any rush submissions. 

We do not report the completion of the sexual harassment prevention training course to the Illinois Appraisal Board. Students can submit a copy of their certificate as proof of completion.  These can also be emailed to
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address: Division of Professional Regulation Springfield, IL 62786

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.