Illinois Real Estate License Requirements

How to Get Your Real Estate License in Illinois

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Illinois Broker License Requirements

Illinois State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 75 hours
Colibri Real Estate Illinois Course Hours Offered: 75 hours


1. General Illinois Broker License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

2. Broker License Education Requirements in Illinois

Below are credit hours required for the Illinois broker license course to qualify for your broker license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Broker License Course Hours75 hours
Required Broker License Course Hours75 hours
Elective Broker License Course Hours0 hours

3. Additional Broker License Requirements in Illinois

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your broker license:

  • Pass the real estate licensing examination by earning a scaled score of 75% or higher.
  • Submit the Illinois Broker license application.
  • Complete 45 hours of broker post-license education

Regulatory Notes:

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Real estate course completions are reported to PSI. Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. You may need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request, please refer to your license application to determine if this is necessary. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Roster: Rosters are submitted electronically every business day. Your course completion is reported in 1-2 business days after passing the course final exam.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation-Division of Real Estate
Website: https://idfpr.illinois.gov/DRE.asp
Phone: 217-782-3414 or 888-473-4858
Fax: 217-782-7645
Address: Springfield Office – 320 West Washington St, Springfield, IL 62786
Chicago Office – 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Illinois License Lookup Website
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Good to Know

The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It’s ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.