Get a Real Estate License in Illinois

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Get a Real Estate License in Illinois2019-03-20T10:43:12-05:00

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

Download a quick-reference guide: Get a Real Estate License in Illinois 

Required pre-license coursework

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

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Real Estate Licensing Exam

You can do extra preparation for the exam with an exam prep tool such as ExamSMART or RECampus Exam Prep. The licensing exam is administered by PSI/AMP and consists of multiple choice questions covering both national and state regulations (100 national-related questions and 40 state-related questions, randomly combined).

Download Preparing for the Illinois Real Estate Licensing Exam.

Applying for a Real Estate License 

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

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Check our Careers page for information about Illinois real estate licenses such as leasing agent and managing broker.

Contact an Illinois REALTORS® Education Specialist

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