Broker Renewal

Overview of Broker Renewal

The most recent Broker License Renewal deadline was September 30, 2020. Once your renewal application has been submitted and processed, you may take courses for the 2022 renewal cycle anytime after May 1, 2020. Details on the 2022 renewal cycle have not yet been released.

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 02.01.18

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

All credits must be completed between May 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020.

  • Must include a minimum 4 hours of Core CE credits and 8 hours of elective CE credit.
  • If the courses were completed prior to June 30, 2019, the 12 hours of CE could include Core A & Core B courses and 6 hours of elective CE credit
LICENSE ISSUE DATE BETWEEN 02.01.18 AND 08.08.19

Total of 30 hours of Broker Post-License education and 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

All credits must be completed on or before September 30, 2020.

  • Must include a 15-hour Broker Post-License Topics course.
  • Must include a 15-hour Broker Post-license Applied Real Estate Practices interactive course.
LICENSE ISSUE DATE BETWEEN 08.09.19 AND 11.01.19

Total of 45 hours of Broker Post-License education and 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

All credits must be completed on or before September 30, 2020.

  • The 45-hour Broker Post-License curriculum will consist of three 15-hour courses, each ending with a 50 question exam.
  • Courses included are as follows: 15-hour Transactional Issues course, 15-Hour Applied Brokerage Principles course, and 15-hour Risk Management & Discipline course.
LICENSE ISSUE DATE BETWEEN 11.02.19 AND 04.30.20

Total of 45 hours of Broker Post-License education and 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

All credits must be completedon or before April 30, 2022.

  • The 45-hour Broker Post-License curriculum will consist of three 15-hour courses, each ending with a 50 question exam.
  • Courses included are as follows: 15-hour Transactional Issues course, 15-Hour Applied Brokerage Principles course, and 15-hour Risk Management & Discipline course.

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 September 30, 2020. IDFPR’s License Renewal portal.

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 September 30, 2020, you may not practice real estate.

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

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