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Illinois Real Estate: Licensing

We Offer Everything You Need to Get a Managing Broker License

Becoming a real estate managing broker allows you to work independently (self-sponsored) or for another managing broker. Managing brokers who are self-sponsored may manage and sponsor other licensees.

This course is appropriate for:

  • Brokers who have been licensed for two of the three preceding years *
  • Licensees who wish to manage and supervise others
  • Licensees who wish to sponsor their own license

Real Estate Institute's 45 credit-hour program includes:

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* This includes years when you were previously licensed as a Salesperson
before becoming a Broker or if you are licensed in another state.

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The state requires that you:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  3. Have worked as an agent for two of the preceding three years
  4. Complete the broker licensing course work
  5. Complete the 45-hour managing broker course which includes:
    • A 30-hour self-study or live class that covers: licensing,
      operations, escrow and management
    • 15-hours of interactive education
  6. Pass a state exam
Real Estate Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
IDFPR Approved #510.000158.