Broker Post Licensing

Illinois License Law imposes continuing education requirements on individuals holding real estate Broker, Managing Broker and Appraiser licenses.IDFPR holds each licensee responsible for properly renewing their license by their required renewal date, accurately completing their Renewal Application and mailing it with the appropriate fee to the Licensing Agency. If you do not receive a Renewal Form in the mail (and you may not if you moved and did not update IDFPR with your new address), it is still your responsibility to file a renewal application. IDFPR posts renewal forms on their site prior to each renewal deadline.

Update: The deadline for brokers to renew their license was April 30, 2014. If a broker missed the renewal deadline they must still complete their continuing education requirements and send in their renewal form to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Brokers who have not completed their broker renewal requirements and/or did not send their renewal application to IDFPR will go in a non-renewed status until the application is sent in and will not be able to practice until their renewal is complete.

Brokers may see and complete their continuing education requirements below.

Licensees of those that IDFPR notifies us have failed to renew properly will be terminated from C.A.R. membership, and will lose MLS access and all association membership services and benefits, including rights to use or display the term REALTOR® and respective REALTOR® Designations (examples: ABR, ARBM, CCIM, CIPS, CRB, CRS, GRI) in any manner.

In addition, all licensees found to have continued to practice real estate in Illinois without properly renewing may also be subject to IDFPR sanctions.

Once C.A.R. is notified of those who failed to renew, we will immediately contact our managing brokers. In the meantime, it may be in your best interest to ensure that all licensees whom you sponsor have properly renewed. C.A.R. will not have access to renewal status until mid-July. Please contact IDFPR with any questions on the renewal status of your sponsored licensees.

Continuing Education (Licensed Prior to 2/1/12)

If you were licensed prior to February 1, 2012 you will need to complete the requirements below by April 30, 2014:

If you are looking to hold a CE class in your office, fill out this form.

Check your CE credits. CE License Look Up.

More information about the new requirements.

Post-Licensing- (Original Broker License Issued between 2/1/12 - 1/31/14)

If you were originally licensed between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2014 you need to complete the 30-Hour Post Licensing Package by April 30, 2014.

If your 1st brokers license was issued by IDFPR between the dates of 2.1.14 & 4.30.14, with an expiration date of 4.30.16, do not take the 30 hour post licensing requirement during this renewal cycle (4.30.14) because it will not count as your renewal cycle begins 5.1.14 – 4.30.16.

If you need to look up the issue date of your license, please utilize this link, as it is the only place that gives you the issue date of your license.

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