To earn a broker license in Illinois, you must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete the required pre-license coursework and pass the state licensing exam.
Here are three main steps to the licensing process:
The required 90 hours of Pre-License education includes a 75-hour Broker Pre-license Topics course and a 15-hour interactive Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles Interactive course.
Course 1: Broker Pre-License Topics
You can complete the Broker Pre-License Topics course and exam from home! The course materials and exam questions reside on our D2L online platform, and you can choose to receive the accompanying textbook in print or as a paperless e-book.
Course 2: Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles
Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles must be taken in an interactive format - either in a live webinar or in a classroom.
Classroom option: We have more than 50 branch locations. Find a class near you.
The State of Illinois requires a proctored exam for each course. Students taking a D2L course will be able to complete their exam at home. Students who take a classroom or online course will take the exam at an approved proctor location. Proctor locations | Proctored Exam FAQs.
The state exam is administered by psi/Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). Register at www.goamp.com.
Apply for your license at www.idfpr.com/dre.asp and pay the appropriate license fee to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. You must be sponsored by a managing broker before you may practice.