Step two: pass the Illinois real estate licensing exam
After completing the required courses and passing both course exams, you may sit for the real estate licensing exam. The exam consists of 140 multiple choice questions pertaining to state and national real estate principles and laws. You will have 3.5 hours to complete the exam, and you must score at least 70% to pass.
psi/AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals) is the administrator of the Illinois real estate licensing exam. Before scheduling to take the state exam with psi/AMP, it is strongly advised that you thoroughly read and review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook.
Step three: apply for your license
You must be sponsored by a managing broker in order to apply for your license. When you have obtained a sponsor, submit your completed application and licensing fee to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Illinois requires brokers to renew their license every 2 years on even-numbered years. To maintain your license, you will need to complete 30 hours of post-license training during your first license renewal period. See the Broker License Renewal page for details. We recoommend that you complete the post-license training requirements as soon as possible after becoming licensed to avoid rushing to meet the deadline.