Illinois Course Catalog

Requirements Overview
Core/Mandatory Hours
6 Elective Hours
12 Total Hours
License Renewal
Period: 2 Year(s)
Packages Approval # Total Hours Elective Hours Core/Mandatory Hours Sale Price
12 hr. Illinois Broker CE Package
Package 12 6 6 $79
12 hr. Illinois Broker Commercial Package
Package 12 6 6 $130
6 hr. Illinois Electives Only Commercial Package
Package 6 6 $70
Individual Courses Approval # Total Hours Elective Hours Core/Mandatory Hours Sale Price
CORE B: Legal Issues-Online Risk Management
564.002307 3 3 $29
CORE B: Legal Issues-Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures
564.002308 3 3 $29
Advocating for Short Sale Clients
564.002184 3 3 $29
Basics of Real Estate Taxation
564.001776 6 6 $59
Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business
564.002405 3 3 $29
Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans
564.00204 3 3 $29
Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients
564.001778 3 3 $29
Foundations of Real Estate Finance
564.001780 6 6 $59
From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process
564.001781 6 6 $59
Going Green: The Environmental Movement in Real Estate
564.001782 3 3 $29
Hot Market Strategies
564.002263 3 3 $29
ILCore A: Fair Housing, Agency, License Law, and Escrow
564.002305 3 3 $29
Keeping it Honest: Understanding Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud
564.001785 3 3 $29
Real Estate Investors and Your Business
564.001997 3 3 $29
Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals
564.001925 3 3 $29
Title and Escrow: Two Families, One Transaction
564.001787 3 3 $29
Uncle Sam has Homes for Sale: Listing and Selling HUD Homes
564.001924 3 3 $29
Anatomy of Commercial Building
564.002198 3 3 $35
Commercial Landlord Representation
564.002225 3 3 $35
Determining Value of Commercial Properties
564.002312 3 3 $35
Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate
564.002250 3 3 $35
The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate
564.002197 3 3 $35
Career Extras
All of the courses below are NOT APPROVED for continuing education credit in your state, but are great for building your business
Total Hours Elective Hours Core/Mandatory Hours Sale Price
Conducting Open Houses and Developing a Safety Plan
2 None None $19
New Lending Rules: Ability-to-Repay, Qualified Mortgages and Appraisal Transparency
1 None None $5

Illinois Requirement Details

The CE Shop is an approved school in Illinois, License Number-562.000241:

Renewal Date: Every even numbered year on April 30th

Broker License Type Hours Required: 12 hours (which is comprised of: 3 Core A, 3 Core B, and 6 electives)

CE Shop Offering: 12 hours

Broker Hours required for 2014: Please click to access the CE Fact Sheet for 2014 RE Broker Renewal

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Illinois Division of Real Estate each business day. It may take an average of 2-4 business days from the time we report your hours before the Commission updates your license and/or updates their website with the hours. Please be patient with this process and understand that it may vary depending on your state. Course completion(s) are reported on the designated and publicly posted scheduled days. Course completion(s) will be reported the following scheduled reporting day from the course completion date(s).

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

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

Final Exams: Per Illinois guidelines, all online CE final exams must be passed with a 70% and must also be proctored. You will be allowed to attempt the proctored final exam on each of your courses twice. If you fail the first attempt, you will be able to make a second attempt within 30 days of your first failed attempt. 

Per the state’s requirements for online CE courses, a licensee has two (2) attempts on the final exam. If the exam is not passed the second time, the licensee must repurchase and retake the entire course, including the final exam.

Please contact The CE Shop customer support team at 1-888-827-0777 or email 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.

Certificates:  Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five (5) years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate(s) of Completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificates of completion will reflect this.

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