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ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE POST-LICENSE
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  • 15 Hour(s) Post-License Education
Course 1 of 2: Broker Post-License Topics - Online Distance Education

Course Highlights

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Broker post-license education can be completed anywhere at any time with this Online Distance Education course. No final exam is required.

New brokers are required to complete the post-license education requirement before their first license renewal. Continuing education is not required during the first renewal period.

This course:

  • Is intended to reinforce your understanding of the concepts you learned in the pre-license program.
  • Provides useful insight and practical awareness of the proper application of the laws and rules.
  • Is a modern, easy-to-complete, and informative course that was created just for Illinois real estate professionals.

About This Course

You may enroll in this 15 credit-hour course, however in order to renew your new real estate broker license in Illinois, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours of broker post-license education. Save $100 by enrolling in our discounted Complete Broker Post-License Package.

Course topics include:

  • Working with buyers and sellers
  • Foreclosures
  • Advertising regulations
  • Agent safety
  • Other laws related to disclosures and real estate practices
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Notes:

  1. This course does not require a final exam.  It is delivered in an interactive format.
  2. Upon enrollment, you will receive your username/password that is required to access online courses.
  3. You must complete a total of 30 hours of post-license education before your first renewal.
  4. If you have not already completed the 15-hour Broker Post-License Applied Real Estate Practices course, enroll in the Complete Broker Post-License Package, a discounted 30-hour program.
Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this license type and program:

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IL Real Estate Post-License - Broker

Did the IDFPR extend the license renewal for Real Estate Brokers?

Yes, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IDFPR announced that all professional licenses expiring between March 1st 2020 and July 31st 2020 are now extended through September 30th, 2020.

This is my first time renewing my Broker license. How many hours of education must I complete?

The Real Estate License Act was recently amended and newly licensed brokers have different education requirements, depending on the date of license issuance

Licensed Between 2/1/2018 – 8/8/2019:

Requirements:

  • 30 credit-hours of post-license, consisting of these two 15 hour courses:
    • Broker Post-License Topics (15 hours)
    • Broker Post-License Applied Real Estate Practices (15 Hours)
  • 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

Licensed on and after 8/9/19:

Requirements:

  • 45 credit-hours of post-license, consisting of three 15 credit hour courses:
    • Broker Post-License Transactional Issues (15 Hours)
    • Broker Post-License Risk Management & Discipline (15 Hours)
    • Broker Post-License Applied Brokerage Principles (15 Hours)
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention course module is included in the Risk Management & Discipline course.

Which Brokers must complete post-license education?

Newly-licensed brokers are required to complete post-license education before their first license renewal. This one-time requirement is a follow up to pre-license training and it takes the place of continuing education, which is required for all subsequent renewals.

The Real Estate License Act was recently amended and newly licensed brokers have different education requirements, depending on the date of license issuance

Licensed before 8/9/19:

Requirements:

  • 30 credit-hours of post-license, consisting of:
    • Broker Post-License Topics (15 hours)
    • Broker Post-License Applied Real Estate Practices (15 Hours)
  • 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

Licensed on and after 8/9/19:

Requirements:

  • 45 credit-hours of post-license, consisting of three 15 credit hour courses:
    • Broker Post-License Transactional Issues (15 Hours)
    • Broker Post-License Risk Management & Discipline (15 Hours)
    • Broker Post-License Applied Brokerage Principles (15 Hours)
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention course module is included in the Risk Management & Discipline course.

How do I know if this is my first license renewal period?

We recommend that you determine the "Original Issue Date" for your license one of two ways:

  1. Lookup your license at the IDFPR website. Note the "Original Issue Date."
  2. Call 800-995-1700 to speak with one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives. We'll review your state licensing record and explain your requirements.

How many package options do you have to satisfy the 30 hour Post-License requirement?

We offer two convenient 30 hour package options:

We offer an "All Online" package in which all your education is completed through an online distance education format.  This format allows you to login and complete your courses at your pace and time.

We also offer an Online & Webinar package in which 15 hours are completed through our online distance education format, but the remaining 15 hours are completed by attending 6 live webinar sessions with an instructor.

Both 30 hour packages also include a 1 hour Sexual Harassment Prevention online training course for no extra charge.

How many package options do you have to satisfy the 45 hour Post-License requirement?

We offer one simple and convenient package to complete your 45 hour Post-License training.

It is our "All Online" package in which all your education is completed through an online distance education format.  This format allows you to login and complete your courses at your pace and time.

Real Estate Institute was one of the first schools approved to offer the 45 hour course in this format.

Can I complete any of the 30 hour Post-License courses for my 45 hour Post-License requirement or vice versa?

No.  The IDFPR will not accept any 30 Hour Post-License courses to count toward a licensee's 45 hour requirement or vice versa.  It's very important to confirm how many credit hours you require and enroll in the correct Post-License program.

Do I also need continuing education in my first renewal as a Broker?

No. New Broker licensees are only required to complete post-license education in their first renewal. Continuing education will be required for all subsequent renewals.

Do I need to complete a Sexual Harassment Prevention course?

Yes, 1 hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention training is required to be completed during each license renewal period.  This course must be completed live or online. Self-study is not permitted.

This course requirement is included in both our 30 hour and 45 hour Post-License packages.

Does post-license require a final exam?

30 Hour Post-License Programs

  • Any course delivered in a self-study (book-based) course format will require a final, proctored exam.

45 Hour Post-License Programs

  • All courses require a final exam, but it does not require to be proctored and is included at the end of each 15 hour online course.

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

Self-study courses are book based courses (either PDF of printed) that 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.  Self-study is only permissible for the 15 hour Broker Post-License Topics course that is part of the 30 Hour Post-License requirement.

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.

After I complete the post-license program, will I have to pass a state exam (at the exam center)?

No state exam is required, since you are already licensed.

Will the school report my credit to the state upon successful completion of my course(s)?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the program, the school will electronically report your course completion to the appropriate state agency or state vendor.

Are Real Estate Institute's courses approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation?

Yes. Real Estate Institute offers pre-license, post-license, and continuing education programs that are approved by the IDFPR and have been specifically designed to satisfy your licensing requirements.

I'm not active in real estate; do I have to take post-license education?

Yes. To renew your license you must satisfy the post-license requirement prior to your first renewal. Although you may be inactive in the real estate business, you are not exempt from the requirement.

Are Attorneys exempt from Real Estate education?

All attorneys who are currently registered to practice law in Illinois are exempt for all real estate education requirements, but must submit the required renewal fee and application to the IDFPR.  Attorneys are also exempt for completing the new Sexual Harassment Prevention course.

What is the school's refund policy?

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


Real Estate Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
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