Illinois real estate professionals can now hold an e-license

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation made change to help 110,000 professionals required to carry a license
  • The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced an alternative to paper documents to improve speed of renewals and lower costs.
  • Real estate professionals can obtain their e-license online and download as a PDF or screenshot to a smartphone or tablet.
  • The site allows professionals to update contact information and renew their license, which is required by the state every two years.

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The real estate market's adaption to the technology age sometimes seems slow and arduous, but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently made a simple, yet big change to bring the state's industry into the 21st century. In late February, the department enacted paperless licenses and renewals to make it faster and more efficient for regulated professionals to obtain licenses. Since then, IDFPR has been adding enhancements to improve the process and make it as seamless as possible. Smartphone e-licenses is a natural next step. Real estate professionals in Illinois have to renew their license every two years. With the new process, all of that can be done online at and the license can be downloaded as a PDF or even a screenshot. E-License for real estate professional The electronic pocket cards are available for more than 110,000 licensed professionals in the state and seven regulated industries, including real ...