Getting Your Real Estate License - Start Here!

The Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center's Start Your Career in Real Estate handbook holds the information you'll need to get started.

Illinois REALTORS® Instructors have real-life expertise and are state-approved, seasoned real estate professionals.

Illinois REALTORS® Courses are up-to-date, available in a variety of formats, and designed to lead you through some of real estate's most complex regulations and procedures.

To learn more about how to obtain a broker, managing broker or leasing agent licnese or how to choose continuing education courses to meet license renewal requirements, select an option below:

Broker License


Managing Broker License


Leasing Agent LicenseContinuing Education

Resource Information to Help You:

Illinois REALTORS® Instructors

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR) - State of Illinois real estate licensing and regulatory agency 

AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals) - State of Illinois approved administrator of real estate license exams

License Reciprocity - IDFPR-approved states for license reciprocity 

Attorneys - Attorneys must possess a real estate license in order to practice real estate brokerage. Active Illinios attorneys are exempt from pre-license education and continuing education but they must take and pass the required pre-license exam for the real estate license sought. 

Appraiser License - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

REEF:  The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) awards scholarships to students of real estate and related fields of study.
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IDFPR - Illinois real estate licensing and regulatory agency

Illinois License Reciprocity

AMP - Administers state license exams

REEF - Real estate scholarships available

REALTOR® Designation Programs

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