Special Announcement From The IDFPR

Published Friday, February 5, 2021

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a more efficient and responsive regulatory experience, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is excited to announce that we will be implementing a new electronic license renewal notification process. By moving away from the paper-based license renewal notification, we will be able to save valuable State resources, while providing better service to the public.

To renew, visit the IDFPR website (http://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/defaultSSL.asp) and follow the instructions listed.

Tips for Easy Use:

  • Print the instructions contained on the Departments Renewal Page for reference as you complete the renewal process.
  • Use your internet browser back key to return to a previous page.
  • No changes will be applied to your record unless your renewal has been submitted.
  • VISA, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted (Please note that no credit card information is retained by IDFPR). A convenience fee will be added to the cost of your license renewal for vendor processing costs.

All fees are non-refundable.

As part of your renewal, you must have completed the Continuing Education (CE) 1-hr Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, as required by new legislation. This CE may be taken at any approved CE provider for any profession. This CE requirement only applies to individual licensees and does not apply to licensed businesses, or to licensees under the Division of Professional Regulation renewing for the first time. In addition, ONLY licensees who are required to do CE as a condition of the renewal of their license are required to complete the CE 1-hr Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. Please refer to the links provided in this post for additional information.

If you have not yet completed your educational requirements yet, we are here to help.

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A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, (NAR) the largest trade group in the country.

Every agent is not a REALTOR®.  You become a REALTOR® after you pass your real estate course, pass the state license exam, join a real estate company and then join the National Association of REALTORS®.

According to the NAR, the term REALTOR has one, and only one, meaning:
"REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics."

Michael Fair, President and Director of Your House Academy is an NAR member.