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Illinois Post-Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 45 45 0
We Offer: 45 45 0

Illinois Requirement Detail for Broker Real Estate Post-Licensing Education

Hours Required By The State: 45 hours consisting of three 15-hour post-license courses, one each that covers applied brokerage principles, risk management/discipline, and transactional issues.

For more information about post license requirements for the 2020 broker renewal please visit the IDFPR website.

Subsequent Renewals

The CE Shop is an approved real estate school in Illinois: 

License number 515.000004

The CE Shop Offering: 

45 hours 

  • Illinois Post-License 15-Hour Applied Brokerage Principles, Approval # 513.001894
  • Illinois Post-License 15-Hour Risk Management and Discipline, Approval # 513.001892 (includes the required 1 hour of sexual harassment training)
  • Illinois Post-License 15-Hour Transactional Issues, Approval # 513.001893

Final Exam Instructions: 

Each course contains a final exam.  A minimum score of 75% is required to pass the final exam and the exam can be taken as many times as needed to pass. 


Real estate course completions are reported to the Illinois Division of Real Estate. The state requires schools to report course completions within thirty days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course:

The CE Shop’s post-licensing course in Illinois will expire 1 year after the date of purchase. The CE Shop will allow students to purchase a new course at a 50% discount of the current retail price of the new course. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in the student’s account.


Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation-Division of Real Estate

Street Address: Springfield Office - 320 West Washington St, Springfield, IL 62786

Street Address: Chicago Office - 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Telephone: 217.782.3414 or 888.473.4858

Fax: 217.782.7645

License Renewal Website

License Lookup Website

CE Transcript Lookup Website

Rules for the Real Estate License Act of 2000

Contact IL Division of Real Estate

Contact IL Division of Real Estate via Email