To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker License in the State of Illinois you must be at
least 21 years old, a high school graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.), successfully complete the
required coursework and pass the state licensing exam. Effective May 1, 2011 the Broker
license category replaced the former Salesperson license category.

Take the Required 90 Hours of Pre-License Education
The new Broker license has the same privileges of the previous Salesperson license
category, but requires additional education to include 90 hours of pre-license education, 15
of which must be interactive (classroom or webinar) and 30 hours of post-license education.
The 90 hours would include a 75-hour Broker Pre-license Topics course and a 15-hour
Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles Interactive course. There are many choices
available to achieve the necessary education through Classroom Education Courses,
Online courses, and Home Study Options. Classes are offered locally at Lewis & Clark
Community College as well as Greater Gateway Association of Realtors in Glen Carbon, IL.
For more info on education options and locations, please visit and click on the link: How do I get my real estate license?

After I Complete My Education Requirements, then what?
I have a link on my website that will further explain the process after the education
requirements have been met. Please go to: and click on “How do
I get my real estate license?”

Palm Tree Realty, LLC in Maryville, IL is now hiring agents. If you are just thinking about
becoming a real estate sales broker keep us in mind. If you are already licensed and
looking for a change, Palm Tree Realty may be just what you are looking for. Visit for more info or contact Debbie Cerkoski,
Owner/Managing Broker at 618-709-0909 or email: