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The Key to Your Illinois Real Estate Education Success!

Real Estate Institute is a premier continuing education (CE) provider for Illinois real estate licensees. Renew your IL real estate license with our approved CE that goes beyond what the competitors can provide. We help you get the most out of your Illinois real estate education. When you leave Real Estate Institute, you’re not only an Illinois real estate professional, you’re a real estate master.

Our students come back year after year because they trust Real Estate Institute to provide:

  • Simple CE courses that satisfy the current requirements for renewal.
  • Interesting and relevant content is created by expert educators who are also active agents.
  • A customer service team is ready to help with your licensing and renewal questions.
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Whether you've been licensed for years or are completing your first renewal, we have a program created specifically to address your requirement.

Post-License Education

Required only for brokers who are renewing for the first time.

Continuing Education

Required for all brokers except those renewing for the first time.

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Managing Brokers

Complete your requirements with our All Online package, which has No Final Exam! This "All Online" CE package may be completed anywhere at any time and includes a course that also satisfies the REALTOR® Code of Ethics training requirement. Get the continuing education you need to renew your Illinois real estate license today!

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Residential Leasing Agents

One course is all you need! We have provided continuing education to more Illinois residential leasing agents than any other school. Our students love our straightforward, one-course CE solutions. Complete the online course any time on any device.

Residential License Renewal Deadline is Approaching.

Illinois Residential Leasing Agents must complete 8 credit hours of continuing education and renew their licenses with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) by July 31, 2024.
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Are Real Estate Institute's courses approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)?

Yes. Real Estate Institute offers continuing education programs approved by the IDFPR and specifically designed to satisfy license renewal requirements.

What are the Continuing Education (CE) requirements for IL Real Estate Brokers?

Brokers licensed by the IDFPR must complete 12 hours of continuing education during each renewal period.*

  • 4 Hours: Core - May only be completed live or online, not self-study
  • 8 Hours: Electives - Must include at least one (1) hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training

*NOTE: Brokers renewing for the first time do not require continuing education. Instead, they must complete 45 hrs of Post-License Education and at least one (1) hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

Is Real Estate Institute approved by the IDFPR as a pre-license school?

Real Estate Institute is an approved Illinois education provider of pre-licensing by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). We offer courses that are required as prerequisites for the Leasing Agent, Broker, and Managing Broker licensing examinations.
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Which IL real estate license type is right for me?

Choosing the right Illinois real estate license depends on your career goals and the level of responsibility you're seeking. We offer high-quality programs for various license types, including Residential Leasing, Broker, and Managing Broker licenses, each with its own scope of responsibilities and set of requirements. For a detailed comparison, please review our license comparison guide.

Does your school offer financial aid, or can I pay the course tuition in installments?

Real Estate Institute is partnered with Affirm to offer financing options enabling students to enroll today and pay later. Options include paying in 3, 6, or 12 monthly installments with interest rates ranging from 10-36% APR. View Financing Options

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Links and Additional Resources

Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 (Administrative Rules)
Source: Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 (Law)
Source: Illinois General Assembly