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Illinois Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Core/Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 24 18 6
We Offer: 12 6 6
License Renewal Period: 2 years

Illinois Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education – Managing Broker

Managing Broker Continuing Education and License Renewal Date:

4/30 every odd-numbered year

Managing Broker Hours Required By The State: 

24 hours

  • 6 mandatory hours
  • 6 elective hours
  • Mandatory 12-hour Broker Management Course

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE school in Illinois:

License number 562.000241

The CE Shop's Offering:

12 hours

  • 6 mandatory hours
  • 6 elective hours

The CE Shop does not currently offer the 12-hour Broker Management Course.


Real estate course completions are reported to the Illinois Division of Real Estate. The state requires schools to report course completions within thirty days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: 

Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date.  Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Final Exams: 

Final exams must be passed with at least a 70% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass. 

Max Hours Per Day: 

No more than 6 hours of CE credit may be taken or earned in one calendar day.


Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.


Additional Illinois Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: 

The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  


Brokers are required to complete two 15-hour Post-Licensing courses and pass an exam prior to their first renewal of that license.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation-Division of Real Estate

Mailing Address
Springfield Office:
320 West Washington St
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: 217.782.3414
Fax: 217.782.7645

Email: FPR.REALESTATE@illinois.gov

Online License Renewal

Your original day of licensure may be found using License Lookup.

Your list of completed CE courses may be found using CE Lookup.

Rules for the Real Estate License Act of 2000