Step 1 – Continuing Education or Post-License
Illinois real estate Brokers need 12 hours of core/elective continuing education (CE) every renewal period, EXCEPT Brokers who are is in their first renewal period. Brokers in their first renewal period are required to complete a 30-hour Broker Post-License course. If you transitioned from a Salesperson license to a Broker license, you are not in your first renewal period and need CE.
The current broker renewal period began May 1, 2012 and ends April 30, 2014. If you complete CE or Post-License education with Real Estate Institute, our school reports your course completion to the IDFPR.
Step 2 – Submit Your New License Application
After you have completed your CE or Post-License requirement, you must renew your license with the IDFPR. There are two ways to renew your license:
- Apply Online – The IDFPR permits online license renewal applications to be submitted up to 90 days before the license expires. This option allows you to complete the entire renewal application and pay online. Click here to apply online.
- Mail Your Application – The IDFPR typically mails licensees a copy of the renewal application 60 days before the license expires. This application can be completed and returned with payment. If you use the paper application, we strongly recommend that you send it to the IDFPR via USPS Certified Mail so that you receive confirmation of delivery to the IDFPR. Delivery confirmation will be critical in the event of a delay in license renewal. It will take the IDFPR several weeks to process your application.
If you have questions about your education requirements for renewal, please call 800-995-1700 to speak to one of our compliance experts. More information can also be found at InstituteOnline.com/NextSteps.