Broker Renewal

Overview of Broker Renewal

The Broker License Renewal deadline is April 30, 2022. You may take courses for the 2022 renewal cycle any time starting October 1, 2020.

Requirements

Real estate license renewal requirements are based on your original license date. You can look up your original license date with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) License Lookup.

CE Credits

Want to check which classes you have already taken? You can review your continuing education credits with IDFPR’s CE Lookup portal by entering your license number. Click [Show History] in the upper right corner to see older courses.

LICENSE ISSUE DATE PRIOR TO 11.01.19

Total of 12 hours of continuing education (CE), including 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

All credits must be completed between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2022.

  • Must include a minimum 4 hours of Core CE credits and 8 hours of elective CE credit.
  • Electives must include 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.
  • REALTORS® must include Code of Ethics (NAR, IR, or PAAR) every three years. The upcoming deadline is 12.31.21. This can be counted towards electives.
LICENSE ISSUE DATE BETWEEN 11.01.19 AND 10.31.21

Total of 45 hours of Broker Post-License education.

All credits must be completed on or before April 30, 2022.

  • The 45-hour Broker Post-License curriculum will consist of three 15-hour courses, each course contains a final exam.
  • Courses included are as follows: 15-hour Transactional Issues course, 15-Hour Applied Brokerage Principles course, and 15-hour Risk Management & Discipline course (1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training is included).
  • REALTORS® must include Code of Ethics (NAR, IR, or PAAR) every three years. The upcoming deadline is 12.31.21.
LICENSE ISSUE DATE ON OR AFTER 11.01.21

Total of 45 hours of Broker Post-License education.

All credits must be completed on or before April 30, 2024.

  • The 45-hour Broker Post-License curriculum will consist of three 15-hour courses, each course contains a final exam.
  • Courses included are as follows: 15-hour Transactional Issues course, 15-Hour Applied Brokerage Principles course, and 15-hour Risk Management & Discipline course (1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training is included).
  • REALTORS® must include Code of Ethics (NAR, IR, or PAAR) every three years. The upcoming deadline is 12.31.21.

Submitting your Renewal Application

After completing all of your required education credits, submit your license renewal application and $150 State of Illinois licensing fee to IDFPR on or before April 30, 2022. IDFPR’s License Renewal portal.

In-Person & Online CE Courses

To Sign Up For In-Person Courses CLICK HERE

To View The Current PAAR CPE Catalog CLICK HERE

What if I Missed Renewal

If you have not completed your required education, paid the renewal fee, and submitted your renewal application to IDFPR on or before April 30, 2022, you may not practice real estate.

Contact the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation to learn your options: IDFPR 1.800.560.6420 or email FPR.realestate@illinois.gov.

REALTORS®: Failure to complete Code of Ethics (NAR, IR, or PAAR) training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline. More information on NAR suspension is located here: https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/membership-suspension-information .

Code of Ethics (NAR, IR, or PAAR) is to be taken every three years. The upcoming deadline is December 31, 2021.

Contact the National Association of REALTORS® to learn your options: NAR 1.800.874.6500 or https://www.nar.realtor/