Guidelines for a Successful License Renewal

Guidelines for a Successful License Renewal


With the managing broker license renewal deadline mere days away, make sure your license is in good standing.

Double-check your requirements

Most managing brokers are required to take 24 hours of continuing education (CE) to renew their licenses. However, if this is your first renewal the requirements are based on the managing broker’s original license date and the date of completion of managing broker pre-license education. See the managing broker license renewal chart on page 8 for more information about requirements. If you renew your license without meeting your CE requirements, you could face significant financial penalties and possibly lose the ability to practice. 

If you are not certain, ask 

Our Education Specialists are happy to discuss your license renewal requirements and ensure that you take the correct courses and number of hours. 

Renew early

Don’t wait! Managing broker license renewal applications must be submitted on or before April 30. There are different options available to renew, however renewing online is the fastest and simplest way to renew your license. Completing the process early will help ensure there is no interruption in your ability to practice. 

Watch your email

The email notification that your license renewal is complete will come from IDFPR ([email protected]). You may call IDFPR at 1-800-560-6420 to inquire about your license renewal status or log into the license portal to check the status and print your renewed license.   

Need CE?

See page 20 for Broker Management CE packages that meet the state’s license renewal requirements. Illinois REALTORS® offers a variety of online continuing education courses, from individual 1-hour courses to 24-hour course packages.

Have a question?
Have a question? Contact an Illinois REALTORS® Education Specialist by phone, email or online chat, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Phone: 1-800-523-5077
Email: [email protected]

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