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Simplified CE for Illinois Real Estate Brokers
Complete 12 Hours of Broker Continuing Education Effortlessly!

Stay ahead in the industry with comprehensive Broker Continuing Education (CE) programs. Our user-friendly courses are IDFPR-approved and designed to fit your busy schedule. With the ultimate flexibility of an All Online self-study option, completing your education has never been simpler.

12-Hour CE: All Online


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This package includes:

  • Your entire 12-credit-hour CE requirement for license renewal.
  • Includes 2.5 hours of REALTOR® Code of Ethics training, which members of the National Association of REALTORS® must complete every three years*.
  • Immediate access upon enrollment. Study online at your own pace.
  • Interactive courses created by passionate Illinois real estate professionals.
  • No Final Exam!

Covers the following required topics:

  • 4 Hour Core: Keys to Compliance
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Ethical Practice
  • Property Management Essentials
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Broker Continuing Education Made Simple!

Enjoy accessible, user-friendly Illinois Broker CE from the local leader in real estate education for over 30 years. If you need fewer credit hours, explore packages or individual Broker Core and Elective courses.

Broker Requirements

Illinois Broker CE Requirements:

  • 12 credit hours of core and elective CE, consisting of:
    • 4-Hour Core
    • 8-Hour Elective, including Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Brokers renew every two years by April 30 (in even years).
  • Brokers must complete their entire CE requirement before renewing their licenses.

Exceptions: Brokers renewing for the first time require Post-License Education instead of CE. Active Illinois Attorneys are not required to complete CE but must renew their license with IDFPR.

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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.

When do IL Real Estate Brokers need to complete their continuing education requirements?

IL Real Estate Brokers must complete continuing education before each license renewal deadline: Every two (2) years by April 30 (in even years).

Are my credits automatically reported to the IDFPR upon completing my course(s)?

Yes. Real Estate Institute reports all successful course completions to the appropriate regulatory authority. We report electronically (when permitted) to ensure timeliness and accuracy.

I just obtained my broker license. Do I need continuing education?

Brokers renewing for the first time do not need to complete continuing education before renewing their license. Instead, they must complete 45 hrs of Post-License Education before their first license renewal.

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