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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.

Residential Leasing Agent Continuing Education Requirements:

  • 8-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, 2020) 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 are required to complete 8 credit-hours of continuing education.  Included must be 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training. 

Real Estate Institute's Residential Leasing CE course does include the 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

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?

Residential 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 8 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.

What does Real Estate Institute offer for Residential Leasing Agents who require continuing education?

We offer a simple and convenient online distance education course.  Our course includes the 1 hour Sexual Harassment Prevention requirement and there is no final, proctored exam required.

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 courses 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.

Does Residential Leasing Agent continuing education require a final examination?

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

What is the school's refund policy?

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