IL Instructor Development - Continuing Education Instructor License Requirements

A Continuing Education Instructor is required for individuals who will only teach elective continuing education courses licensed by the Division of Real Estate.

To become a licensed Continuing Education Instructor, a person must meet the following criteria:

  1. Attend and complete a 6-hour development course.
  2. Continuing education instructors must have adequate professional or educational experience. Some examples of candidates with adequate professional or educational experience are:
    1. An individual who has been licensed and active as a real estate broker for at least three years.
    2. An admitted attorney who has done work related to real estate for at least three years; or
    3. A properly credentialed real estate instructor who has taught for at least three years; or
    4. Be approved by a college or university to teach a real estate degree program; or
    5. A licensed or certified professional who has worked in the business of appraisal, finance, or another field related to real estate for at least three years; or
    6. Be qualified by experience and/or education as outlined in Section 30-25 of the Act. Other candidates may be acceptable to the IDFPR depending on experience, education, a personal interview, and the recommendations of the Education Advisory Council.

An instructor candidate’s qualifications must be submitted to the IDFPR along with fees, application, and proof of course completion. Upon review of the candidate’s credentials, the IDFPR may issue a license that qualifies the instructor to teach all state-approved CE Courses OR a license that is "restricted" to only a specific course or topic.

Further details of the Continuing Education Instructor requirements can be found on the IDFPR here.

Note: Individuals who wish to teach any Pre-License, Post-License, Core CE, or Broker Management CE course must apply for and obtain a Pre-License Instructor license. Review the Pre-License Instructor License Requirements article for further details.

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