Get a Real Estate License in Illinois

//Get a Real Estate License in Illinois
Get a Real Estate License in Illinois2018-12-14T14:56:13+00:00

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).

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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

Video: How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Illinois

2) Take the Real Estate Licensing Exam

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.

Contact an Illinois REALTORS® Education Specialist

We are happy to answer your questions! Chat with us online, call (800) 523-5077 or email to speak with an Education Specialist.

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