How can I become a real estate agent in Illinois?
To conduct real estate transactions in Illinois, you must have a valid Illinois real estate license. To earn a license, you must be at least 21 years old (or 18 with certain additional requirements), have a high school diploma or G.E.D., complete the required pre-license coursework, and pass the state and national real estate licensing exams.
1) Complete 90 hours of pre-license real estate courses
The required coursework includes a Broker Pre-License Topics course (75 hours) and a Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles interactive course (15 hours).
75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics Course
15-hour Applied Real Estate Principles Course
90-hour Complete Pre-License Package
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RECampus 75-hour Online Course
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2) Take the Real Estate Licensing Exam
- Use these exam preparation tools ExamSmart and RECampus QBank to test your readiness.
- Carefully review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook for instructions before you register.
- Register for the exam online with the state exam administrator, psiAMP.
3) Apply for a Real Estate License
You must get a managing broker to sponsor you before you apply to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for a license. Submit your signed sponsor card and license application to IDFPR online.
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