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Residential Leasing Agent CE:  Maintain Your License

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Real Estate Institute has provided continuing education to more Illinois Residential Leasing Agents than any other school. Complete your education with the leader in simple CE.

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Residential Leasing Agent Continuing Education Requirements:

  • 6-hour Residential Leasing Agent CORE course, which includes 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.
  • License renewal every two years by July 31 (in even years).
  • Must complete the entire CE requirement before renewing your license.

Exception:  Residential Leasing Agents renewing for the FIRST time (those who were licensed on or after May 1, 2018) are exempt from Leasing Agent CE.

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IL Real Estate Continuing Education

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 that are approved by the IDFPR and have been specifically designed to satisfy license renewal requirements.

Will the school report my credit to the IDFPR upon successful completion of my course(s)?

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

What is the school's refund policy?

School policies, including our refund policy can be viewed here.

IL Real Estate Continuing Education - Residential Leasing Agent

Are Residential Leasing Agents required to complete continuing education?

Yes. Residential Leasing Agents licensed by the IDFPR are required to complete six credit-hours of continuing education during each two-year renewal period.  Included must be 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.  Real Estate Institute's Leasing CE program does include 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

Note:  Individuals licensed August 9, 2019 or later are subject to a new eight-hour CE requirement.  The IDFPR has not begun issuing licenses for these courses, which are likely to first be available in late 2020.  All residential leasing agents with a July 31, 2020 license expiration require only six hours of CE, as their licenses were issued before this change became effective.

By what date are Residential Leasing Agents required to complete the continuing education requirement?

Residential Leasing Agents must complete their continuing education and renew their license by July 31st (in even numbered years).

Are there any exemptions to the continuing education requirement for Residential Leasing Agents?

Leasing agents in their first license renewal are not required to complete ANY continuing education. These licensees completed a pre-license course and passed the state exam not too long ago, so they are exempt during their first license renewal. 

However, these licensees must still renew their license with IDFPR.

Are Residential Leasing Agents required to complete Sexual Harassment Prevention training?

Residential Leasing Agents licensed by the IDFPR are required to complete six credit-hours of continuing education during each two-year renewal period.  Included must be 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.  Real Estate Institute's Leasing continuing education program includes 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

Residential Leasing agents who are in their first renewal are not required to complete any continuing education including Sexual Harassment Prevention. They still must renew their license with the state.

Can the continuing education requirement be completed via self-study?

No, as of July 1st, 2019, the IDFPR no longer permits Leasing CE to be completed in a self-study format.  This education must be completed in an interactive format such as class, webinar or online distance education.

Real Estate Institute will offer a simple and convenient online distance education course to satisfy this requirement.

What is online distance education?

Online distance education courses are presented strictly in an online format. Instead of defining your own course of study, you will complete the coures in the sequence specified by the school and your progress will be tracked along the way. The course material is divided into sections or modules of instruction, which are followed by knowledge checks that help ensure you retain and understand the course subject matter. No final exam is required for online distance education courses.

Does leasing continuing education require an examination?

No, as of July 1st 2019, Leasing Continuing Education no longer requires a final, proctored exam.

Do you have a list of classes I can choose from?

Rather than ask you to choose from a confusing list of programs, we provide only one course that is specifically designed to satisfy the requirements for leasing agents.

What happens if a Residential Leasing Agent forgets to complete the continuing education requirement and renew the license? Can it be completed late?

Yes, the State of Illinois permits late completion of your continuing education requirement (in conjunction with a late renewal of your license). Just let us know that you're completing "late CE". We'll report your completion to the IDFPR and also provide an embossed copy of your Certificate of Completion that you should include with your late license renewal paperwork and fees (which will be sent to the IDFPR for processing).

What is the school's refund policy?

School policies, including our refund policy can be viewed here.

Did the IDFPR extend the license renewal for Residential Leasing Agents?

Yes, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IDFPR announced that all professional licenses expring between March 1st 2020 and July 31st 2020 are now extended through September 30th, 2020.