Requirements to Become an Illinois Real Estate Broker

Base Requirements

To become a real estate broker in Illinois, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a state-approved 90-hour Real Estate Broker Pre-License course package with 75 hours classroom or an equivalent home study course and 15 hours of mandatory classroom instruction.
    IBA is an authorized education provider that is approved to deliver the complete 90-hour course to candidates.
  • Be at least 21 years old at time of licensing
  • Have graduated from high school or obtained a GED
  • Be of good moral character (no felony convictions, no delinquent child support, no delinquent state income tax or delinquent student loan payments)
  • Pass the written State License exam

Completing the Education Requirement for Illinois Real Estate

The State of Illinois requires a prospective broker to complete 90 hours of education.

Of the total 90 hours, 75 hours may be Flexible-Learning (internet-based) or home-study. There is no requirement of an actual live classroom training for these 75 hours. IBA however provides optional workshops where attendance is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. We provide almost 38 hours of live workshop discussion and exercises.

After the 75 hours are completed, then the next 15 hours must be classroom education. This cannot be home study or independent. IBA provides live webinars and classroom attendance for these 15 hours.


Passing the official Illinois State Exam

Ater the 90 hours of education are complete, the candidate will take the official exam, which is admiistered by a company called GoAmp.

Further information on GoAmp will be available in the Student Portal after you have signed up for a course.

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