Get a Real Estate License in Illinois

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Three steps to getting your Illinois real estate license

The minimum requirements to earn a real estate license in Illinois are: be at least 21 years old (or 18 with additional requirements), have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete 90-hours of broker pre-license education, and pass the state licensing exam.

Watch this video and scroll down to read about the three steps.

Step 1) Complete the required coursework

The 90 hours of required pre-license coursework includes a 75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics course and a 15-hour Applied Real Estate Principles course.

Compare our pre-licnese course formats (online, classroom, homestudy).

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Step 2) Take the Real Estate Licensing Exam

The licensing exam consists of a state-specific and national portion. The exam is administered by PSI/AMP.

Prepare for the exam with an exam prep tool such as ExamSMART or RECampus Exam Prep.

Step 3) Apply for a Real Estate License 

Ask a managing broker to sponsor you. Then submit a signed sponsor card and your license application to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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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.