TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VIII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1450 REAL ESTATE LICENSE ACT OF 2000
SECTION 1450.250 LEASING AGENT CONTINUING EDUCATION
Section 1450.250 Leasing Agent Continuing Education
a) Each leasing agent licensee shall complete, during the renewal period, a minimum of 6 CE hours from a single core curriculum recommended by the Board and approved by the Department. Approved courses shall, at a minimum, cover recent changes in the Act and other laws affecting the leasing of residential real estate, including fair housing.
b) A licensee is not required to complete CE requirements for the first renewal following the issuance of the initial leasing agent license.
c) Education providers, instructors and courses must be approved by the Division as set forth in Sections 1450.1100, 1450.1105, 1450.1145 and 1450.1155.
d) Certification of Compliance with CE Requirements
1) Each licensee shall certify, on the renewal application, full compliance with the CE requirements of this Section.
2) The Division may, in the context of compliance audits, require additional evidence demonstrating compliance with the CE requirements (e.g., certificate of completion, transcripts, etc.). Each licensee shall retain proof of CE completed.
3) In the context of a compliance audit, the Division shall accept verification (e.g., original transcript, certificate of attendance) submitted directly from a licensed education provider on behalf of a licensee as proof of CE compliance.
4) Proof of non-compliance with CE requirements shall subject a licensee to discipline as set forth in the Act and this Part.
e) The Division shall conduct audits to verify compliance with this Section. If, during an audit or compliance review, the Division determines that a licensee may be deficient in complying with CE requirements, the Division will notify the licensee, managing broker, and sponsoring broker of the possible deficiency. The licensee shall have 60 days from the date the deficiency notification is sent to submit to the Division evidence of compliance with CE requirements.
1) If satisfactory evidence of compliance with CE requirements, as set forth in Section 1450.450(c)(2), is submitted, the Division shall notify the licensee, by first class mail or electronically to the address on file with the Department, that the licensee is in compliance.
2) If the licensee certified compliance with CE requirements on the licensee's most recent renewal application as set forth in Section 1450.450(c)(1), but cannot submit evidence of having been in compliance on the certification date, the licensee may, during the 60 day notice period, submit evidence of having attained compliance with CE requirements after the date the certification was made. The evidence of post-certification course completion must be accompanied by a fee of $25 per credit hour completed after the date the licensee originally certified compliance. The evidence will not be considered if the required fee is not submitted. If the evidence is satisfactory, the Division shall notify the licensee, managing broker and sponsoring broker of compliance. Credit hours submitted for post-certification course completion and found satisfactory may not be used as credit for the next renewal requirements.
3) If the licensee fails to submit, within the 60 day notice period, satisfactory evidence of compliance with CE requirements, the failure shall be evidence of a violation of Section 20-20 of the Act regarding fraud and/or misrepresentation in applying for renewal of, or to procure, a license as set forth in Article 5 of the Act. The Division shall send notice, as set forth in Section 20-60 of the Act, indicating the commencement of disciplinary proceedings. A copy of the notice shall be sent to the managing broker and sponsoring broker.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 1975, effective January 25, 2019)