CE Tips and Convention Reminders

The IAR Convention and Expo will begin next week, September 29-October 1, at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St. Charles. Here are some last-minute details and what to expect.

One of the perks of Convention is FREE continuing education (CE) sessions with the full conference registration. You’ll have two opportunities to earn up to six state-approved CE credits.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Legal Issues – Risk Management Remix for Today’s Market (COR 1606, 3 hours Core B)
  • Friday, October 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Technology Applications in Real Estate (TEC 1711, 3 hours Elective CE)

To allay the confusion on whether you need CE during this transition period, here are the facts:

  • If you are planning to take a proficiency exam in place of the 30-hour or 45-hour transition courses, you would need to complete CE in addition to your proficiency exam.
  • And if you are transitioning from broker to managing broker, you will still need 18 hours of CE due by 4/30/13 regardless of whether you take the 45-hour course or the proficiency exam.
  • If you are a salesperson transitioning to broker and take the 30-hour transition course to do so, you will not need any additional CE.

Here are a few tips to help you be prepared:

  • First-come, first serve – Come early to pick out your seat, especially if you have visual or hearing difficulties so that you can sit in the front of the classroom.  Doors open 30 minutes before each session.
  • Dress in layers – It is very difficult to get the room temperature satisfactory for everyone.
  • Verification of Identity – We wish we did, but we don’t know all of you!  Be sure to bring your photo ID (driver’s license or another photo ID) and real estate license number.
  • Cell phones, computers, recording devices – Turn off, power down, put them aside.  Electronic devices can be VERY disturbing to those around you.
  • Attendance – We want you to get the most out of your continuing education session.  The license law requires attendance for the entire 3 hours. Please be prompt on arrival and returning from breaks!
  • Special Needs – Please notify IAR staff prior to attending if you will need special accommodations so that we can prepare for you.

You can find details online including sessions, directions, special events and more at www.illinoisrealtor.org/convention. If you aren’t registered for convention but changed your mind it’s not too late. Just make your way to the IAR registration desk the day of the event where you can register at the walk-in rates.

See you next week in St. Charles!

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About Carrie Elliott

Carrie Elliott is Education Manager for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She manages the continuing education, pre-license, leasing agent, home study and online education programs for IAR. She provides assistance to IAR instructors and local associations regarding education programs and procedures and compliance with the Illinois License Law. She provides education licensing information to IAR members and the public. She also serves as the Association’s education liaison with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, as well as the IAR Education Working Group.

One thought on “CE Tips and Convention Reminders

  1. Will there be any information/direction of how we go about getting updated to Broker status: classes, proficiency test dates/study, when, how? Truly hope there will be some info at the Convention because up to now, it’s pretty much unknown as to what the procedure will be even though some Real Estate Offices are currently sponsoring Broker classes.

    Respectfully yours,
    Elizabeth Dor/Realtor
    Weis RE/Oswego

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