By Carrie Elliott, Education Manager and Betsy Urbance, Legal Hotline Attorney
The broker renewal is not currently available online, but it should be in early 2014. You may check IDFPR’s site at www.idfpr.com/Renewals/defaultSSL.asp
Your license expiration date is listed on your IDFPR-issued pocket card. Or use IDFPR’s online license look-up: www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.asp or call 1-888-4REGUL8 (1-888-473-4858).
The $150 Illinois licensing fee must be paid to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) by April 30, 2014.
You can renew online via credit card payment or print a paper copy and mail in your renewal and renewal fee payment (postmarked no later than April 30, 2014) to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), P.O. Box 7086, 320 West Washington, Springfield, IL 62791. Note: Completion of your CE is not enough. You must submit your renewal application and fee to IDFPR.
Your Core hours will count towards Elective CE hours, however Elective hours do not count towards your Core requirement. Keep in mind that credit hours for the same course cannot be repeated within the same cycle.
Yes. Do not mail your certificates to the IDFPR with your renewal form. They are for your records only. Also, you may need them in the event of an audit.
Use the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Education Lookup: www.illinoisrealtor.org/lookup to check your EDUCATION CREDITS for courses taken AND PASSED through the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center.
If you took your CE through a provider other than the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center or your local association, your CE will not be reflected in IAR’s Education Lookup. You will need to contact the other school directly for your records.
Your course provider is responsible for sending your records to IDFPR. Keep in mind it does not happen instantly and it may be that IDFPR has not updated its site. Your best option would be to check with your school directly.
It’s always a good idea to check to make sure the courses you take online are approved for CE in the State of Illinois. They may say they are approved for CE credit, but the approval may be from another state. In addition, you also have to take a proctored exam for any online or home study course. So if you didn’t take the exam, you won’t be issued the credit. Note: All online courses offered by the IAR Licensing & Training Center are state-approved for Illinois CE credit.
Review IDFPR’s Reciprocity Application for Licensure Under the Real Estate License Act: www.idfpr.com/DPR/RE/Forms/recip.pdf
You will be required to complete the renewal forms and pay the license renewal fees required by IDFPR. You are EXEMPT from all continuing education. Note: You must indicate full CE compliance on the renewal form.
Yes. Your “holding company” is your sponsoring broker so you hold an active sponsored real estate license. Thus, you are subject to CE requirements.
IAR is working with officials from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide more guidance for members related to this license law clarification. Stay tuned to this website for more information.
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