IL Real Estate Post-License - Reinstatement/Restoration Requirements

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Reinstatement forms, restoration forms, and information on the education requirements are available on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website here.

Broker Reinstatement

Reinstatement will take place when a licensee misses one renewal.

The license fee will be $275 (renewal fee is $200 plus a $75 late fee) that will be paid to the IDFPR (plus a $35 change of sponsor fee, if needed). After the required education is completed, this fee is sent to the IDFPR along with the reinstatement form (must be mailed unless late online renewal is still active).

Broker Restoration

When a real estate license expires, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) gives the licensee a 5-year grace period to get their license back. Restoration occurs when a licensee misses two or more renewals.

The licensee fee will depend on the number of renewal periods missed.  The fee will be a $75 late fee plus the sum of all lapsed renewal fees (plus a $35 change of sponsor fee, if needed). After the required education is completed, this fee is sent to the IDFPR, the reinstatement form, and all the proof of continuing education course completion (must be mailed).

If a former student requires a legacy transcript of their 30-hour Post-License training course with us, it will cost $15. 

Once the 5-year grace period is over, the licensee cannot restore their license and must start over with the requirements in getting a new license.

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