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Illinois Licensing Qualifications

To be eligible for the Illinois Real Estate Broker (formally Salespersons) Examination, candidates must meet all of the requirements in one of the following categories:

CATEGORY A – 90-hour Class Qualification

To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker license under Category A, applicants must:
  1. Be at least 21 years old; and
  2. Have graduated from high school or obtained equivalent of a high school degree; and
  3. Have successfully completed the 90-class-hour Real Estate Transactions course at a real estate school approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Note: You must register with AMP 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 AMP so your school may electronically submit your course completion(s), go to the following link and either register as a new student or login to your account.
https://ampportal.goamp.com/school/studentlogin.aspx?ID=137

CATEGORY C – Attorney Qualification

To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker's license under Category C, applicants must:
  1. Be at least 21 years old; and
  2. Be admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Note: Persons qualifying under Category C MUST complete the appropriate documentation located in the Real Estate AMP Candidate Handbook prior to taking their examination.

CATEGORY D – Reciprocity Qualification

To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker license under Category D, applicants must:
  1. Be at least 21 years old; and
  2. Hold an active broker's license, or equivalent by examination in a state that has a reciprocal agreement with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Documentation Required: Certification required from each state of licensure. NOTE: It will be necessary for the applicant to contact the DFPR to obtain a reciprocity application. Please contact DFPR at 217-782-3414 or visit the DFPR's Web site at www.idfpr.com.

Candidates applying for licensure on the basis of reciprocity need only take the Illinois State Supplemental examination.

CATEGORY E – 18-21 Year Old Qualification

Prior approval must be given by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in order to qualify under Category E. To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker license under Category E, applicants must:
  1. The minimum age of 21 years shall be waived for any person seeking a license as a real estate Broker who has attained the age of 18; and
     
  2. Have graduated from high school or obtained the equivalent of a high school degree (GED); and
     
  3. Have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of post-secondary school study as a full-time student or the equivalent, with major emphasis on real estate courses, at a school approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Documentation Required: An original transcript showing at least four semesters of post-secondary school study as a full-time student or the equivalent, with major emphasis on real estate courses, at a school approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

NOTE: Persons registering under Category E MUST register for examination by submitting the registration form found in the AMP Candidate Handbook.

ILLINOIS LICENSE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
  • After you pass your examination you will be given a sponsor card and application. Once your broker signs the 45-day sponsor card you may start practicing real estate while waiting to get your actual license issued. The information you receive from the testing center (AMP) after you pass your exam will walk you through how to get your license.
     
  • Licensing fee is $125.
     
  • Above fee along with application and score report from testing center, must be sent to Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to receive actual license (instructions included on information from testing center).
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