Illinois ~ Continuing Education Broker Course


Our Goal ~ One & Done!

Live classroom style interactive streamlined instruction with the student and instructor. It is just like being in the classroom, but you are the only student and getting all the attention!  Personalized 1 on 1 Custom Instruction ~ The Student Creates a Schedule to Fit Their Needs and Lifestyle.
Instructor led course, one on one with, C. MarLene McKinley, a predominant instructor with a proven successful record. MarLene contributes her students’ success rate to being well versed and experienced in “andragogy”, which is the art/science of teaching adults.
Once you finish the final exam on the Pre-Licensing portion, most schools will wave goodbye and wish you luck.  Not us, the course does not end until you pass the state exam.

“We Hold Your Hand Until You Pass the State Exam” *

Ask yourself, “Do other schools offer all these benefits and will the school assist me in preparing for the state exam until I pass?”
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This package is designed for the active broker licensee and includes all 12 required hours (4 core and 8 electives). It includes a course that meets the 1-hour IDFPR mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training requirement that goes into effect on 1/1/2020. This package includes:

  • IL Core (4 mandatory hours)
  • Ethical Excellence: Raising the Bar (4 elective hours)*
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (4 elective hours)

*This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as NAR QUADRENNIAL) Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.

Illinois Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education – Broker

Broker Continuing Education and License Renewal Date:

4/30 every even-numbered year

Broker Hours Required By The State: 

12 hours

  • 4 Mandatory Core Hours
  • 8 Elective Hours 
    • Includes a 1-hour IDFPR-mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training requirement, which goes into effect on 1/1/2020.

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

License number 515.000004

The CE Shop’s Offering:

12 hours

  • 4 Mandatory Core Hours
  • 8 Elective Hours
    • Includes a course that meets the 1-hour IDFPR-mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training requirement, which goes into effect on 1/1/2020.


Real estate course completions are reported to the Illinois Division of Real Estate. The state requires schools to report course completions within ten 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: 

Passing a final exam is not required to receive continuing education credit in Illinois, therefore our system is set up so that final exams can be passed with a 0% passing score. 

Max Hours Per Day: 

No more than 12 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.  

Post-Licensing: 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

Street Address: Springfield Office – 320 West Washington St, Springfield, IL 62786

Street Address: Chicago Office – 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Telephone: 217.782.3414 or 888.473.4858

Fax: 217.782.7645

License Renewal Website

License Lookup Website

CE Transcript Lookup Website

Rules for the Real Estate License Act of 2000

Contact IL Division of Real Estate

Contact IL Division of Real Estate via Email

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