Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education

Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education
On this page you will find the information and courses
needed to renew your Illinois real estate license.

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4/30/18 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS - BROKER LICENSE

4/30/18 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS - BROKER LICENSE

If this is your 2nd or subsequent renewal of your Broker license (license was issued BEFORE 2/1/16) you need 12 hours of Continuing Education (6 core and 6 elective). There is a link on the bottom of this page to look up your license issuance date.

NEW BROKERS

If you are a brand new Broker (license issued AFTER 2/1/16) and this is the FIRST (1st) renewal of your license you need the 30 hour Broker Post-License education. There is a link on the bottom of this page to look up your license issuance date.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The continuing education required for your next renewal can be completed at any time from May 1st the day after your previous expiration to April 30th the day of the expiration.
  • Broker and Managing Broker licensees need at least one Core A and one Core B course for the core requirements of each renewal.
  • You can not take the same license numbered CE course twice in a renewal period and get credit. You can take the same course in subsequent renewals for credit.
  • You can take more core courses than required (as long as they are not the same license numbered course). They will count towards your total CE hours needed by reducing the number of electives hours needed.
  • You can not take more elective course hours than required and receive credit.
  • CE credits do not roll over, so if you do more than required for any renewal period they are not able to be used for future renewals.
  • All exams are included in the price. You need to provide a current photo I.D. and your real estate license #. Each 3 hour core and elective CE course requires passing a 25 question closed book True/False exam. Passing is 70% or better. The state allows for 1 free retake within 30 days for a failed exam. Failing twice requires repurchasing that course to complete it. 
  • In-Person classes will take the exam at the end of the class.
  • Webcast and Self-study students have these options for taking exams:
    • Testing in your office for groups, or 
    • Set up an "ONLINE PROCTORED EXAMS", or
    • Take the exams at the SURE WIN office by appointment. We administer exams at our Des Plaines office by appointment Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4 pm. Email us with the date and time when you want to come in and we will confirm.
    • If taking an in-person class you can take any self-study exams at the end of the class. 
    • By appointment after any scheduled Sure Win CE class at the location and on the date of the class.
  • You receive Certificates of Completion by email. The certificates are for your records. DO NOT send them in with your renewal. They ARE NOT required to renew.
  • Your education completion is reported to the State of Illinois (IDFPR) and NOT to anyone else. It DOES NOT need to be reported to renew. All schools have until the 15th of the following month after completion to report them. If it is before that date check the site after the 15th for verification. If it is after the 15th contact the school where you completed the CE. 
  • When the renewal system is open (the 90 days prior your expiration date), AFTER you have completed your education, renew your license. You DO NOT need certificates or transcripts. You DO NOT need the completions reported. The State does not verify either when you renew. NOTE: Complete your education before renewing. While the state audits at a later date they can audit completion date compared to renewal date. 
  • You have to be sponsored to renew your license. If not, get sponsored and renew your license at the same time otherwise it will cause delays and possible additional costs. 
  • Once you renew, your CE completions automatically go into history. Click on "Show History" in the upper right hand corner of page to see them.
  • IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY AND RENEW YOUR LICENSE WITH THE IDFPR. The IDFPR is no longer mailing out renewal notices.
  • There is a link at the bottom of this page to the IDFPR renewal page. Renew by 4/30 otherwise on 5/1 it will cost $50 more. DO NOT conduct licensed activities if you do not renew. You can be disciplined for unlicensed practice.
  • If you miss the 4/30 renewal deadline do not worry you have up to 5 years to reinstate your license. 
  • To reinstate an expired license requires completion of education courses, paying all the missed renewal fees, and a $50 reinstatement fee. The education requirements are:
    • ​Broker licenses expired for less than 2 years require 12 hours of core and elective CE. NOTE: If you let your license expire for your first renewal and did not complete the 30 hours Broker Post-License course you must do the 30 hour Broker Post-License course NOT the 12 hours of core and elective CE.
    • Broker licenses expired for more than 2 years but less than 5 years require the 12 hours of core and elective CE plus the 30 hour Broker Post-License course.
    • Managing Broker licenses expired for less than 2 years require 24 hours of CE (12 hours of core and elective CE plus the 12 hour Broker Management CE class).
    • Managing Broker licenses expired for more than 2 years but less than 5 years require the 24 hours of core and elective CE plus the 45 hour Managing Broker License course.
    • Licenses expired for more than 5 years cannot be reinstated. You must start from the beginning as if you never had a license before.
  • The State IS NOT mailing printed licenses. Within a few days after you renew, you will receive an email with instructions on how to retrieve/download/print your new license. You must get the original to your Sponsoring Broker and carry a pocket card. You can carry a printed version or electronic copy on your smart phone or tablet.
  • For the Sure Win school policies, see our "POLICIES" page.


4/30/19 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS - MANAGING BROKER

4/30/19 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS - MANAGING BROKER


EXISTING MANAGING BROKERS
If this is your second or more renewal of the Managing Broker License (you have had your Managing Broker license for more than 2 years) you need 24 hours of Continuing Education = 12 Core & Elective plus 12 BMCE.

NEW MANAGING BROKERS

If this  is your first renewal of the Managing Broker License (you have had your Managing Broker license less than 2 years) you need 12 hours of Continuing Education (6 Core & 6 Elective).

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"Dean, I  can't thank you enough  for your superior class, care and concern. As you know I passed all 5 exams. You're the best. With you in 2 years.".............Marvin P., Northbrook IL.

"Dean, Thanks as always for making this so easy and great stories to boot!" ............. Elisabeth G., Highwood IL.

"Hi Dean, Can you please sign me up for Thursday's class please --  Today was fun - you certainly make this dry subject entertaining."............. John B., Western Springs IL.

"Dean, Thanks again, good classes, good stories and we got the job done! Best wishes for the rest of 2017!".............Rick D., Mundelein IL.

"Excellent company to work with. Going there for my Managing Broker C.E. I have a history with this company. They are Great!!!!!!!! Dean our instructor is very nice and explains everything very well. This company is a Sure Win for all realtors.".............Joseph C., Park Ridge IL.

"Very professional organization! I love doing my renewals through Sure Win as I know it will always be done properly, timely and submitted on my behalf. Lauren who has answered the telephone when I have called is very helpful and professional!! Thank you Sure Win!" .............Sharon K., Naples FL.

"Dean, thank you for creating such a great course....it was helpful, made the process easy and manageable and I was very prepared.  Awesome and I will return to you for all my CE needs! Best regards!".............Jill G., Gilberts IL.

"Dear Sure Win team, I would like to thank you all for continuing to offer a good online licensing renewal package.  I have been an IL licensee since 1999. I moved to Texas in 2011 and have kept up my licensing requirements (including the transition from salesperson to broker) through your online CE courses.  Without them, I do not know how I would be able to keep up my IL license. Before my move, I had taken a few courses in my Chicago office at Western and Wilson Ave. which is how I first came into contact with Dean. You provide understandable, practical, and interesting in class content and presentation which also comes off that way in the online videos.  Thank you all who make this happen for us. I appreciate y'all.".............Ann Marie W., Southlake TX

"Thank you Dean! All of us at the Evanston office are most grateful for coming to our office to teach our Continuing Ed. We enjoy your classes and appreciate your expertise, knowledge & experience. Have an enjoyable holiday season and a happy, healthy new year. Best Wishes.".............Claire S., Evanston IL. 

"Thank you for the easy to follow online sample exams. They are a really good learning tool and of course your review with all the entertainment is priceless. Always a pleasure Dean.".............Rose Mary R., Chicago IL.

"Dean, Thank you very much for a successful class. I appreciate all you do for the real estate industry. Couldn't imagine taking class with another. Thanks!".............Christina J., Romeoville IL.

"Dean, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the class and all the good interaction that went on. As much as yelp annoys me I gave you a 5 star review. You kept my attention the whole 2 days and I appreciate good training with a good instructor. Keep up the good work and I plan on using you at the next renewal in two years.".............Phil M., Hanover Park IL. 

"Dean, Thanks for a great value in Broker Management CE. It was again a pleasure to take the required courses through your company... you do EXCELLENT work. I especially liked the webinar approach to learning. It was SO convenient."............. Joe M., Forest Park IL.

"Dean, I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed taking the BMCE online with you. I cannot imagine why others would consider taking this class from anyone else. The course is well supplemented by your deep understanding of an agents everyday concerns. Your additions to the class are fun and informative. Sign me up for 2 years from now.".............Max H. DeKalb IL.

"Dean I really enjoyed your classes, online videos, practice tests and the reading materials. Well put together.".............Kevin L., Wheeling IL.

"Hey Dean, Many years ago I was a pre-license and CE instructor. Things were much simpler. I recently completed the courses for my Broker/Manager renewal with your company. Excellent and well structured courses. I thought I knew it all but must say I learned things especially in your BMCE Webinar. Your continued reference to real world situations made this course particular more effective. Your programs are convenient and priced well. I will recommend your school to others. See you again in two years. Thanks.".............Rick B., Pittsfield IL.

"Dean: It was a great BMCE class! Your presentation style and quick wit and humor keeps everyone's interest up! Thank You.".............Joan S., Addison IL.

"Hi Dean, Thanks for making the CE class bearable. We appreciate you putting together a class for us here at the office.".............Bert G., Naperville IL.

"Thanks for the class! Hi Dean, I was in your Saturday Broker Management classes and wanted to thank you for a job well done! I appreciate your style of instruction and tying the subject matter into real world situations. You were very informative and entertaining.".............Pete F., Gurnee IL.

"I enjoyed the class, sense of humor was excellent, separating the classes by one week was smart, relaxed tenor of class was excellent, am already recommending you.".............Philip T., Chicago IL.

"Dean: Nice meeting you. Thanks for making the course interesting and meaningful. Learned many things and that's the way it should be. The time went by quickly. I don't take many IL. CE classes because of my law license and I believe exemptions from CE are a mistake.".............Dino K., St. Charles IL. 

"Dean makes the classes very exciting!!!  He is a wealth of knowledge and his written material provided great information without overwhelming you."  I am definitely using Sure Win again............Aleem M., Addison IL.

"I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed attending the continuing education courses with Dean Scherwinski at Sure Win CE.  He did an outstanding job teaching the courses.  His workbooks were detailed and very well organized (definitely something to hold onto for future reference).  Dean has a great sense of humor which helped keep everyone interested.  I can honestly say I learned a lot from attending these courses.  The cost was right too!  Thank You! I will definitely use Sure Win CE for all my continuing education needs in the future"............... Steve C., Plainfield IL.

"Thank You very much. You offer a fantastic course and you will be highly recommended."...............Jim L., Glen Ellyn

"Please tell Dean that I think he did a great job, and will use him again, and hopefully bring some friends the next time. The materials he prepared were excellent."...............Ken E., Chicago

"I thought Sure Win CE was a great program. I have always used ICE in the past but will be using you guys in the future"..............Justin V. Hanover Park

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SURE WIN LINKS
For continuing education students to download, print, view, and/or practice the continuing education books, coursework, videos, and sample exams. 
For licensing students to complete there required self-study quizzes and for proctors to administer final exams.

SURE WIN ONLINE PROCTOR REGISTRATION click here 
For proctors to register to get approved to administer final exams.

IDFPR LINKS

IDFPR REAL ESTATE HOME PAGE click here 
For the Real Estate Division's Home Page

LOOKUP LICENSE INFORMATION click here 
To look up your license number, status, issuance date, expiration date, and sponsor.

Go here look up your current and past CE completions. All schools have until the 15th of the following month after completion to report CE completions. If it is before that date check back after the 15th. If it is after the 15th contact the school. Additionally, once you renew your CE completions automatically go into history. Click on "Show History" in the upper right hand corner of page to see them. NOTE: There is no place you can look up Broker Post-License course completions.

CHANGE ADDRESS or REGISTER/UPDATE EMAIL WITH THE IDFPR click here 
To update your address and email for notifications from the IDFPR.

RENEW YOUR LICENSE click here 
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY AND RENEW YOUR LICENSE WITH THE IDFPR. When the renewal system is open (the 90 days prior your expiration date), AFTER you have completed your CE, renew your license. You DO NOT need certificates. You DO NOT need the completions reported. The State does not verify completions when you renew. Renew by 4/30 otherwise on 5/1 it will cost $50 more. 

DOWNLOAD and/or PRINT YOUR LICENSE click here 
The State is no longer printing and mailing licenses. Within a few days after you renew, when the system has been updated you can access your new license. You should receive an email with an access code on how to retrieve/download/print your new license. You can also get your license by going here and selecting "Individuals (Date of Birth or SSN). You must get/print the license to provide the original to your Sponsoring Broker to have in the office and possess a pocket card.

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