Illinois Broker License Requirements

Illinois REALTORS Licensing and Training Center

How to get your broker license in Illinois

To earn a broker license in Illinois, you must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete the required pre-license coursework and pass the state licensing exam.

Here are three main steps to the licensing process:

STEP 1Take the Broker Pre-License courses 

The required 90 hours of Pre-License education includes a 75-hour Broker Pre-license Topics course and a 15-hour interactive Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles Interactive course.

Course 1: Broker Pre-License Topics

You can complete the Broker Pre-License Topics course and exam from home! The course materials and exam questions reside on our D2L online platform, and you can choose to receive the accompanying textbook in print or as a paperless e-book.  


Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center also offers online 75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics courses through our learning partner RECampus and classroom courses at our branch locations.  

Course 2: Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles

Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles must be taken in an interactive format - either in a live webinar or in a classroom. 

Webinar ScheduleWebinar Q & A  |  Webinar Requirements

Classroom option: We have more than 50 branch locations. Find a class near you.

Course Exams

The State of Illinois requires a proctored exam for each course. Students taking a D2L course will be able to complete their exam at home. Students who take a classroom or online course will take the exam at an approved proctor location. Proctor locations |  Proctored Exam FAQs

STEP 3Take the State License Exam

The state exam is administered by psi/Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP).  Register at

STEP 4Apply for Your License

Apply for your license at and pay the appropriate license fee to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  You must be sponsored by a managing broker before you may practice.





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