To earn your real estate license in Illinois, you must be 21 years old (or be 18 and meet an education requirement), possess a high school diploma or GED equivilant, complete 90 hours of required education, and pass the Illinois real estate licensing exam. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has its unique steps that must be adhered to. The three steps to becoming an Illinois real estate agent are as follows:
Step 1: Requirements to Obtain Your Illinois Broker (Agent) License
- Must be at least 21 years of age, or 18 if applicant has attained the education required in section 5-27.
- Provide a high school graduation certificate or its equivalent (GED).
Step 2: Register for and Complete 90 hours of Required Education
- In order to apply for the Illinois Real Estate License Exam, the state requires you to complete 90 hours of state approved real estate courses. Brightwood Career Institute, Powered by Kaplan Real Estate, offers two education options that fulfill the 90-hour requirement:
- Illinois 90-hour Online Broker Licensing Package with Master Exam Prep | $599
- Illinois 90-hour Textbook Broker Licensing Package with Master Exam Prep | $599
Select the course that's right for you on the Illinois Broker Licensing Course page.
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Step 3: Take and Pass the Illinois Real Estate License Exam
You will need a scaled score of 75 or better to pass your exam, but as a Brightwood Career Institute student, you will be confident and prepared for the exam. If your required education package did not include Exam Prep, Brightwood highly recommends you enroll in:
To learn how to get your Illinois Broker’s License, go to: www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/REALEST.