You must be at least 20 years old and hold an active valid Illinois real estate broker license (active for 2 of the past 3 years).
Step 1 • Education Requirements
Successfully complete the required curriculum 45 class hours of Real Estate courses at a real estate school approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This includes Managing Broker Pre-License Topics (30 hours) and Managing Broker Pre-License Applied Management and Supervision (15 hours). Sign up for online classes here to work at your own pace.
- Reporting: Course completions are reported to PSI on your behalf.
- Expiration Date of Course: The Managing Broker Pre-Licensing courses will expire 6 months after the date of purchase. Extensions and reactivations cannot be granted beyond 12 months from the date of purchase. In all events, the course terminates 12 months after purchase.
- Certificates: Upon completion of the course, you will be provided with an electronic certificate of completion from your course provider.
Step 2 • State Exam
You have two years from the completion of your first course to take the state licensure exam, which is administered by PSI (PSI/AMP). It is strongly recommended you print and review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook before registering.
Step 3 • License Application
Apply for your license and submit payment for the initial license fee to IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) www.idfpr.com.
In order to apply for your license, you must be sponsored by a Managing Broker before you submit your application.