Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Illinois State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Illinois Real Estate Commission

320 West Washington 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 888.473.4858
Website: https://idfpr.com/profs/REALEST.asp

Real Estate Broker’s Prelicense Requirements

A. Provide proof of age

a. Applicants must be 21 years old or at least 18 years old if the applicant has attained the education required by Section 5-27 of the Act (48 semester hours are necessary to meet the requirements of Section 5-27)

B. Provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent certification
C. Provide proof of one of the following:

a. Documentation from the Supreme Court of Illinois stating the applicant is able to practice law; or
b. Proof of completion of at least 90 hours of education

D. Take and pass the Illinois Real Estate License Exam with 75 percent or better. View more information about the exam on the state website: www.idfpr.com/dre.asp

Managing Broker Prelicense Requirements

A. Provide proof of age of at least 21 years old
B. Provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
C. Proof of one of the following:

a. Documentation from the Supreme Court of Illinois stating that applicant is able to practice law; or
b. Proof of completion of at least 165 hours of education

Real Estate Broker Post-Licensing Requirements

A. Brokers licensed after April 30, 2011, will be required to complete a 30-hour, post-license course and pass an exam prior to the first renewal of their license

a. Licensees taking the 30-hour, post-license broker course during their first renewal cycle will not be required to complete any additional continuing education during the prerenewal cycle

Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. By April 30 of even-numbered years, brokers must complete:

a. 12 hours of continuing education

i. Four hours must be core curriculum
ii. Eight hours can be electives

Managing Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. By April 30 of odd-numbered years, managing brokers must complete:

a. 12 hours of continuing education

i. Four hours must be core curriculum
ii. Eight hours can be electives

b. 12 hours of broker management continuing education

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in Illinois

A. PSI (previously AMP)
B. Phone: 913.895.4600
C. Fax: 913.895.4650
D. Website: http://online.goamp.com/CandidateHome/CandidateInformation.aspx
E. Please review the Candidate Information Handbook to ensure candidates are fully prepared upon exam day