Good question! Every day, hundreds of Illinois real estate licensees call to ask us about this. The IDFPR created different application and payment processes for the two transition options: Proficiency Exam and Transition Education.
Transition by Proficiency Exam
Licensees who transitioned with the Proficiency Exam are allowed to submit their payment online because the state was automatically sent their results. As a reminder, this state-based exam is no longer available. The last date to take the exam was March 15.
Transition by Transition Education and Exam
For the 30 and 45 credit-hour transition courses, the IDFPR does not accept online applications and payments. Why, you ask? Schools are not permitted to report transition course completions directly to the IDFPR. Instead, students are responsible for providing proof of their course completion to the state. This means you must mail a paper transition/renewal application with your fee and course certificate of completion.
If you wish to mail the application to the IDFPR immediately, you may visit our website to print a copy of the required license transition application: http://www.InstituteOnline.com/Illinois-Real-Estate-Transition-Resources.asp.
Additional instructions with answers to frequently asked questions about the license transition and renewal process are available here: www.InstituteOnline.com/NextSteps.