Broker Continuing Education | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Illinois License Law imposes continuing education requirements on individuals holding real estate Broker, Managing Broker and Appraiser licenses. To renew your license, you must:

  • Properly renew your license by your required renewal date
  • Accurately complete the Renewal Application
  • Mail the application with the appropriate fee to the Licensing Agency
  • Or, renew online!
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Continuing Education

(Licensed Prior to 11/1/19)

If you were licensed prior to November 1, 2019 you will need to complete the requirements below by April 30, 2022:

  • 12 Hours
    • 4 Hours Core
    • 8 Hours Elective
      • 1 Hour must fulfill the Sexual Harassment Prevention training requirement

We offer both Core and Electives in four course formats:

Online Courses Classroom Courses Self-Study Courses Webinar Courses


Free Fair Housing CE Course



45 Hour Post-Licensing

If you were originally licensed between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021 you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing Package for your first license renewal period ending 4.30.2022.

If you were originally issued a Broker License on or after November 1, 2021, the license issued during this period will have an expiration date of 4.30.2024. 45 Hours of Post License Education is required to be completed by 4.30.2024.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

UPDATE: Section 5-50(b) of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 requires that an individual whose first license is that of a broker received on or after August 9, 2019, must provide evidence of having completed 45 hours of post-license education presented in a classroom or through a live, interactive webinar, or online distance education course.

What happens if you don’t renew your license?

Licensees who have failed to renew properly will be terminated from CAR 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 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.