Managing Brokers, are you ready for the April 30 deadline?

Time is running out for Managing Brokers to complete their license renewal requirements before April 30. If you have not renewed yet, here are steps you can take to ensure you don’t miss the deadline.

  1. Review the requirements
    Use the Managing Broker Renewal Checklist and the Managing Broker Renewal webpage to determine how many CE credit hours you need (if any).
  2. Check your CE credits
    Courses that were taken and passed through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center will appear in the Illinois REALTORS® Education Lookup. Courses not taken through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing and Training Center will not appear in this search.
  3. Complete any CE courses you need ASAP
    If you still need CE, it is important to enroll in courses as soon as possible. A limited number of classroom and webinar dates are available before the deadline.For example, only two 12-hour Broker Management CE Webinars are available before the license renewal deadline: April 6 & 7 and April 19 & 20.  This interactive course is part of the renewal requirements for managing brokers licensed before February 1, 2015. Classroom CE courses may be found on the CE classroom calendar and Home Study CE courses may be found in the Illinois REALTORS® Store.
  4. Renew Your License with IDFPR before April 30
    You may renew your license online or submit a paper application.

Do you have general questions about renewal procedures? Contact one of the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center’s Education Specialists at (217) 529-2600 or





New video explains pre-license steps

Video: Become a Real Estate Agent in Illinois

Step-by-step pre-license instructional video at

A new video created by the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center explains the pre-license process to prospective brokers. “Become a Real Estate Agent in Illinois” provides a two-minute overview of how students can earn a license in three steps.

Nearly 1,000 people have watched the video in the first two weeks.The accompanying pre-license guide “Start Your Career in Real Estate” is a free pdf download available on the same webpage at

Illinois REALTORS® are encouraged to share the video and pre-license guide with anyone interested in pursuing a career in real estate.






Double dip on commercial CE with these courses

Get CE credit for license renewal in Missouri AND Illinois in one class! If you hold a license in Missouri and Illinois, you can earn CE credit in BOTH states with these commercial real estate courses offered by St. Louis REALTORS® in partnership with Illinois REALTORS®.

Download a registration form for details

Dates:  March 14 & March 28
Location:  600 Tower Building, 600 Market Street in St. Louis, MO 63101 (Get directions)
Cost: FREE for St. Louis REALTORS® members | $35 per course for non-members

  • COR 16013, Core B Legal Issues: Commercial Leasing – Analysis of Rights,
    Obligations and Laws
  • ETH 1529, Elective CE: Code of Ethics in the Commercial Spotlight
  • COM 1046: Perspectives in Commercial Leasing: Office &
    Industrial Leases
  • COM 1043: Understanding Commercial Real Estate Inspections

These commercial real estate courses are offered by St. Louis REALTORS® in partnership with Illinois REALTORS®.

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Collinsville returns to May! Registration now open

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo has returned to May at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL, and now includes lunch on both days – May 10 & 11, 2017.

Conference presenters include sales rock star Leigh Brown, success guru Mark Given, communication expert Anthony Huey, real estate compliance expert Marki Lemons Ryhal, and marketing master Kirsten (Kiki) Wanshura.

Register by April 14 to save $20 and pay just $139 for 6 hours of CE, access to more than 65 top industry vendors, nationally-known speakers and opportunities for networking. Learn more at




March 1 & 2 Broker Management CE webinar registration closes at midnight Tues., Feb. 28

Lynn Madison

Managing brokers who need the 12-hour Broker Management Continuing Education course for license renewal have an opportunity to complete this requirement without leaving home by attending the March 1 & 2 BMCE Webinar.

Registration ends at midnight Tuesday, Feb. 28. 

Course: Broker Management CE Webinar
Dates: March 1 & 2, 2017
Session times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., both days
Instructor: Lynn Madison
Course fee: $170

Not sure what your renewal requirements are?  Visit the Illinois REALTORS® Managing Broker License renewal webpage.