Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

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Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Illinois

This real estate 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.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Illinois Real Estate: Leasing Agent

Total Hours Required: 6
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 07/31/2020
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 07/31/2020

Online Info

Each leasing agent licensee shall complete during the pre-renewal period prior to that renewal a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education (CE) that is relevant to leasing residential real property and is approved by the Advisory Council. 

Leasing Agents are required to take 6 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle. Of the 6 hours, 3 hours of the core requirement should be Core A: Agency, License Law and Escrow. If this is the Leasing Agent’s first renewal, the licensee is exempt from the continuing education requirement for this renewal period. 

Any course approval beginning with 564 approval number, is also approved for Leasing Agents.


No Final Exam Passing Requirement

Online Limitations

A proctored exam is required for all continuing education courses. E-Proctored exams are acceptable. 

The CE school shall allow the attendee one retake after a failed examination in order to receive credit for CE. No more than one retake shall be allowed. A licensee failing a retake shall not receive credit for that CE course unless the entire course is retaken and the examination is successfully completed.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted via email every Friday or may be submitted individually if needed. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address:
Real Estate Division
320 West Washington St. 3rd. Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Illinois Real Estate: Broker

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 6
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2020
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2020

Online Info

Brokers need 12 hours of CE:
3 hour Core A
3 hour Core B
6 Hours of electives

Online Limitations

A proctored exam is required for all continuing education courses. e-Proctored exams are acceptable.

The 12-hour Managing Broker Required Course MUST be taken in a setting with live instructor interaction.

The CE school shall allow the attendee one retake after a failed examination in order to receive credit for CE. No more than one retake shall be allowed. A licensee failing a retake shall not receive credit for that CE course unless the entire course is retaken and the examination is successfully completed.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted via email every Friday or may be submitted individually if needed. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address:
Real Estate Division
320 West Washington St. 3rd. Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Illinois Real Estate: Managing Broker

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 18
Elective Hours: 6
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2021
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2021

Online Info

Managing Brokers need 24 hours of CE: 12 Hour Managing Broker Course (requires instructor interaction), 3 hour Core A, 3 hour Core B and 6 hours of electives.

Online Limitations

A proctored exam is required for all continuing education courses. e-Proctored exams are acceptable.

The 12-hour Managing Broker Required Course MUST be taken in a setting with live instructor interaction.

The CE school shall allow the attendee one retake after a failed examination in order to receive credit for CE. No more than one retake shall be allowed. A licensee failing a retake shall not receive credit for that CE course unless the entire course is retaken and the examination is successfully completed.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted via email every Friday or may be submitted individually if needed. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address:
Real Estate Division
320 West Washington St. 3rd. Floor
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.