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Instructor License

  • Minimum requirements for real estate Pre-License Instructor license in Illinois:
    • be a licensed broker, managing broker or attorney or demonstrate expertise in the areas to be taught through prior teaching experience or professional background and experience; and
    • complete 12 hours of pre-license instructor coursework and pass course exams:
      • Instructor Pre-License Topics and Guidelines (6 hours) + exam
      • Illinois REALTORS® Instructor Development Workshop (6 hours) +exam
    •  pass the state exam
    • apply for your license and pay the licensing fee to IDFPR.
  • Minimum requirements for a real estate Continuing Education license in Illinois:
    • be licensed and active in practice as a real estate broker for at least 3 years; or
    • be currently admitted to practice law and for 3 years have been engaged in real estate related work or have taught pre-license courses; or
    • be a properly credentialed instructor of real estate courses who is or has been engaged in the practice of teaching for at least 3 years; or
    • be properly licensed or certified to engage in the business of appraisal, finance and/or related real estate occupations and for at least 3 years have engaged in that practice; or be qualified by experience or education and complete a 6-hour CE instructor development course and course exam
    • pass the state exam. 
    • apply for your license and pay the licensing fee to IDFPR.

Pre-License Education for Real Estate Pre-License Instructors

Step 1: Complete the Instructor Pre-License Topics and Guidelines course (6 hours)

This home study course will satisfy 6 hours of the 12-hour requirement for those individuals applying for the pre-license instructor license. The course will provide an overview of the Broker Pre-License Topics course and will offer instructor guidelines for a successful course, along with practical student exercises to heklp buide new instructors in providing effective communication with their students. This course will also provide an update for those instructors who were unable to each a course in their pre-renewal cycle. 

Enroll in Illinois Pre-LIcense Topics & Guidelines

Step 2: Complete the Illinois REALTORS® Instructor Development Workshop (6 hours)

This course is approved for the 6-hour of instructor development training and techniques required for pre-license instructors. 

Enroll in Illinois REALTORS® Instructor Development Workshop

Pass the llinois real estate licensing exam

After succesfully completing the course exams, you may schedule to take the state real estate licensing exam. psi/AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals) is the administrator of the Illinois real estate licensing exam.

AMP-candidate-handbook.PNGBefore 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.

After passing the state exam, you may apply to IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) for your license.


Apply for your license

Complete the application and pay the licensing fee to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR). 

License renewal is required every two years. See the Instructor License Renewal page for details. 

Pre-License Education for Real Estate Continuing Education Instructors

Step 1: Complete the Illinois REALTORS® Instructor Development Workshop

This course is approved for the 6-hour requirement to obtain a Continuing Education (CE Instructor's license, as well as approval by the IDFPR for CE and Pre-license instructors who have not taught a course during their pre-renewal cycle. This course is also approved for 6 hours of instructor development training and techniques required for pre-license instructors. 

Enroll in Illinois REALTORS® Instructor Development Workshop

Step 2: Pass the Illinois real estate licensing exam

After succesfully completing the course exams, you may schedule to take the state real estate licensing exam. AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals) is the administrator of the Illinois real estate licensing exam.

AMP-candidate-handbook.PNGBefore scheduling to take the state exam with AMP, it is strongly advised that you thoroughly read and review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook.

After passing the state exam, you may apply to IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) for your license.

 

Apply for your license

Complete the application and pay the licensing fee to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR). 

License renewal is required every two years. See the Instructor License Renewal page for details.