Marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills, and wetlands, it’s no wonder that Illinois is known as “the Prairie State.” By getting your Illinois real estate license, you can show your clients what it’s like to live in the state that has it all.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your Illinois real estate license online.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Broker in Illinois
- Complete a 75-hour pre-license course
- Pass the state exam
Basic Illinois Real Estate License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old in order to become an Illinois real estate broker. You must also have a high school diploma or its equivalent to apply for a real estate license in Illinois.
How Do I Apply for My Illinois Real Estate License?
You can apply for your Illinois real estate broker license after you complete the 75-hour pre-license course and pass the state exam. After you have passed the Illinois real estate examination, you must follow the directions provided on your passing score report/license application. The licensure process cannot begin until you have passed the examination and received a passing score report from PSI. You can apply for your Illinois real estate broker license with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation here. The application fee is $125.
How Do I Schedule My Exam?
You can take the Illinois Real Estate Broker Licensing Exam by registering with the state testing facility PSI here. The exam fee is $55.
What Can I Expect During the Illinois Licensing Exam?
You must register with PSI as a student prior to your course completion, and your course completion information must be received electronically from your school to complete the examination registration process. To register as a student with PSI so your school may electronically submit your course completion(s), click here.
The Illinois real estate broker exam consists of two portions – national and state-specific. You will have 3 ½ hours to complete both portions of the exam.
The national portion contains 100 questions, and the state portion contains 40 questions. The two portions will not appear as separate sections. You must score at least 75% on each portion of the exam in order to pass.
For more information on the licensing exam, you can review the Candidate Handbook prepared by the State of Illinois.
Are You Approved by Illinois to Offer Pre-Licensing Education?
PDH Academy is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR): Division of Real Estate to offer the 75-hours of broker pre-license courses. Click here to view our approval. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
How much money does an Illinois Real Estate Broker make?
An Illinois Real Estate Broker earns an average salary of $63,416 per year.
How do I register for the exam?
Registration for the exam can be done with the exam provider PSI. You can register here.
Do I need post-license training?
Once you’ve obtained your Illinois broker real estate license, you need to complete 45 hours of Illinois post-license broker education prior to renewing your broker license for the first time.
Why is PDH Real Estate’s Tuition So Affordable?
Given how much our courses cover, and the quality of our instructors, we could easily charge more for our classes, but that would reduce the number of students that enroll in our classes. PDH Real Estate is committed to helping people get their real estate license, which is why we feel everyone should be able to afford the tuition. We also offer continuing education courses in some states, so by keeping our initial licensing tuition low, we see more students return to us for their continuing education.
Can I Download the e-Books and Other Material So That I Can Refer to Them Later?
Yes. The courses and e-books are fully downloadable and printable so you can take notes, highlight, or make flashcards. This can also be helpful if you’re going to be away from your device or internet connection and want to print off portions to study.
If I Have Questions While Taking the Course, is There Someone I Can Speak With?
We provide unlimited support, because we know that learning is a life-long journey. Feel free to call us at 866-492-1867 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.