Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

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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 License: Leasing Agent

Each Leasing Agent licensee shall complete a minimum of 6 CE hours from a single core curriculum recommended by the Board and approved by the Department.

*A licensee is not required to complete CE requirements for the first renewal following the issuance of the initial leasing agent license.

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 License: Broker

Each Broker is required to complete a total of 12 CE hours, including a minimum of 4 CE hours in core curriculum, of courses approved by the Department.

Online Limitations

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 License: Managing Broker

Each Managing Broker is required to complete a total of 12 CE hours, including a minimum of 4 CE hours in core curriculum, of courses approved by the Department.

In addition to the CE required, all renewing managing brokers must complete a 12-hour broker management CE course. This 12-hour broker management CE course must be completed in the classroom or by interactive webinar.

Online Limitations

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.