real estate LICENSING process
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LICENSE?
Once you’ve completed the 75-hour Broker Pre-license Course, and passed the Illinois Real Estate Exam, it’s time to get your license!
The first step is to find a Sponsoring Broker – in other words, to “get hired”. You have up to one year to do so, and CRES will help you find one – in fact, we guarantee it! Your Sponsoring Broker will help you to get registered for your license online – you’ll upload your Transcript from CRES, pay the $125 licensing fee, and you’ll immediately receive a provisional license, good for 45 days, during which time you can begin conducting transactions. If you ever need a copy of your CRES Transcript, simply email [email protected].
Once you have your license, you may practice Real Estate anywhere in Illinois. If you want to practice in another state, you must fulfill that state’s requirements. There is one exception: for those states which have reciprocity with Illinois, you merely need to take and pass that state’s exam, without taking any further education. Illinois has reciprocity with the following states: Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Connecticut, and Colorado.
You will need to renew your license every two years. For your first renewal you will take the 45 hour post-license class. For every renewal after that you only need to take the 12 hour continuing education course.
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