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Real Estate Leasing Agent CE:  Maintain Your License

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We Know What You Need and How To Keep It Simple!

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.

Choose the course that’s best for you:

SELF - STUDY

  • Work at your own pace
  • Complete this program anytime, anywhere
  • Exclusive CE booklet (printed & PDF)
  • Proctored exam with the most convenient online and local testing options

ALL ONLINE

  • Study online
  • Step through interactive modules
  • Complete knowledge checks
  • System tracks your progress
  • NO final exam

Residential Leasing Agent Continuing Education Requirement:

  • 6 credit hours
  • Leasing Agents renew every two years by July 31 (in even years)
  • Leasing Agents must complete their entire CE requirement before renewing their license.

Exception:  Leasing agents renewing for the FIRST time and active Illinois Attorneys are exempt from CE, but must renew their license with the IDFPR.

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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 - 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.

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

Continuing education must be completed before license renewal. Leasing Agents renew every two years by July 31st (in even numbered years).

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

Yes. Leasing agents who were licensed during the current renewal period are not required to complete continuing education before renewing. 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.

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

Yes. We offer a self-study program that was created to specifically satisfy the leasing agent continuing education requirement.

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's included in the self-study continuing education program for Residential Leasing Agents?

Our self-study program includes our course book, sample questions (in the book), and proctored final examination. Our programs have no hidden fees!

Do I need to review the book for the self-study course if I have completed this couse in the past?

The books and topics may look very similar but they are not the same. The content is updated to reflect the most recent changes in the law, rules of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and current business practices. Course books are included with your course tuition, so don't worry about incurring any extra fees.

Does continuing education require an examination?

All state-approved real estate continuing education self-study courses require a final examination that must be proctored by an impartial third party. Courses approved for interactive delivery via live class, webinar, or online distance education do not require a final examination.

Is the final examination difficult?

The final exam for the self-study continuing education program is nothing like the exams you completed for your pre-license course or the state exam. The final exam for this program consists of only straight-forward true/false questions. Sample questions are provided in our course book, which you can review online for free!

What happens if I fail the final examination?

You should have no problem passing our exams as long as you read your booklet. A score of 70% or higher is required by law to pass. On the rare occasion that someone does not pass, one retake of the exam is allowed on a different day.

Where can I go to take the final examination?

The state requires that you take an examination proctored by an impartial third party for all self-study courses. Online and paper-based exams are available. We offer exams daily at our headquarters in Niles, IL and at various locations throughout the Chicago area. Students may login to our website to request an online proctored exam at one of our testing sitse or with a proctor they choose. Paper-based exams may also be arranged; to request a paper-based exam, please call the school.

Do you offer online final examinations?

Yes, we offer online exams. The state requires your examination to be a proctored by an impartial third party (rather than open-book) for all self-study courses. You will be able to login on our website and initiate the process once you have enrolled in your CE course(s).

Can I choose my own proctor for a final examination?

Yes, upon enrollment, login to our website with your username and password to begin the process. You may not proctor your own exam. Proctors may not be related by blood or marriage to the student or enrolled in the same course as the student. Illinois Real Estate Licensees (Leasing Agents, Broker, and Managing Brokers) may not proctor for their sponsoring or managing broker. The proctor may not be enrolled in the same course for which he or she is proctoring. The school may disapprove of a proctor for other reasons and retains the right to terminate our relationship with an approved proctor at any time for any reason.

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.

What is the difference between self-study and online distance education?

Self-study courses allow you to define your own course of study and then demonstrate proficiency by passing a proctored final exam. Our self-study courses include printed materials that are mailed to you upon request.

Online distance education courses are presented strictly in an online format. You will complete the course 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.

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.