How to Get Your Salesperson Real Estate License in Illinois
HOW TO GET YOUR ILLINOIS LICENSE IN 5 STEPS
Don’t worry, we made it easy for you. Follow these guideline to get started in the licensing process.
Complete and pass 90 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework.
Comprising of two courses, the following is required:
- 75 hrs of Real Estate Broker Topics
- 15 hrs of Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles-Interactive
To prepare you to take the exam and to satisfy the Pre-Licensing education requirement, The CE Shop offers the coursework through its advanced online learning platform, designed specifically for aspiring and existing real estate professionals.
Our courses provide the ease and convenience of an online education, so you can schedule your learning around any existing obligations. Our courses offer real-world scenarios, situations, and examples that are relevant to the real estate industry, preparing you to pass your state licensing exam and enter the world as a real estate professional in Illinois.
Complete each course final exam.
Upon completing each course and meeting the minimum time requirement, you’ll take a practice exam to prepare you for the course final exam.
Pass the IL Real Estate Sales Associate Examination.
The Illinois real estate broker’s state licensure exam is administered by Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). The Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination consists of two portions; the National Broker Portion, comprised of 100 questions used to compute your score and the State Broker Portion, containing 40 multiple choice questions. The total time allowed for both portions of the examination is 3.5 hours.
In addition to the questions used to compute your score, the examination may include five questions that are being “pretested” for use in future versions of this examination. These pretest questions are not identified, and your answers to them do not affect your score.
Apply for licensure within one year of passing the exam.
After you’ve passed both sections of the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination, you have up to one year to apply for your license. Details and instructions for the online application are available here.
Be sponsored by a managing broker.
How do you choose the best broker to sponsor you? Just like anything in life, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all broker. Do your research to ensure that the broker you choose represents you the way you want. Looking for questions to ask? Start off with these:
- What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
- What kind of brokers are they looking for?
- Are they up-to-date technologically?
- How do they support their agents with the education and training they provide?
- What kind of commission structure do they offer?
- Do they provide agents with leads and marketing materials?
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