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Illinois Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Core/Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 24 18 6
We Offer: 12 6 6
License Renewal Period: 2 years

Illinois Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE school in Illinois; license number 562.000241

Managing Broker Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 4/30 every odd-numbered year

Managing Broker Hours Required By The State: 24 hours

  • 6 mandatory hours
  • 6 elective hours
  • Mandatory 12-hour Broker Management Course

The CE Shop's Offering: 12 hours

  • 6 mandatory hours
  • 6 elective hours

The CE Shop does not currently offer the 12-hour Broker Management Course.

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Illinois Division of Real Estate. The state requires schools to report course completions within thirty days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date.  Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Final Exams: Students must take their final exam for a course in the presence of an approved proctor. Two (2) attempts are allowed to pass the final exam. If the student does not pass in the second attempt, the student will be required to re-enroll (at no cost) and re-take the course if the student desires credit for the course.  Please contact The CE Shop Customer Support team at 1.888.827.0777 or email Support@TheCEShop.com for a list of approved proctor sites. If an already-approved location is not convenient for you, you may designate your own exam proctor. Click here for instructions.

Max Hours Per Day: no more than 6 hours of CE credit may be taken or earned in one calendar day.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  http://www.idfpr.com/DPRdefault.asp

Post-Licensing: Brokers first licensed after April 30, 2011 shall be required to complete two 15-hour Post-Licensing courses and pass an exam prior to their first renewal of that license. At this time The CE Shop does not offer the 30 hours required for Post-Licensing.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation-Division of Real Estate

Mailing Address
Springfield Office:
320 West Washington St
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: 217.782.3414 
Fax: 217.782.7645

Email: FPR.REALESTATE@illinois.gov

Online License Renewal

Your original day of licensure may be found using License Lookup.

Your list of completed CE courses may be found using CE Lookup.

Rules for the Real Estate License Act of 2000