(b) No applicant shall engage in any of the activities covered by this Act without a valid license and until a valid sponsorship has been registered with the Department.
(c) Successfully completed course work, completed pursuant to the
requirements of this
Section, may be applied to the course work requirements to obtain a managing
broker's license as provided by rule. The Board may
recommend to the Department and the Department may adopt requirements for approved courses, course
content, and the
approval of courses, instructors, and education providers, as well as education provider and instructor
fees. The Department may
establish continuing education requirements for residential licensed leasing agents, by
rule, consistent with the language and intent of this Act, with the advice of
(d) The continuing education requirement for residential leasing agents shall consist of a single core curriculum to be prescribed by the Department as recommended by the Board. Leasing agents shall be required to complete no less than 8 hours of continuing education in the core curriculum for each 2-year renewal period. The curriculum shall, at a minimum, consist of a single course or courses on the subjects of fair housing and human rights issues related to residential leasing, advertising and marketing issues, leases, applications, credit reports, and criminal history, the handling of funds, owner-tenant relationships and owner-tenant laws, and environmental issues relating to residential real estate.
(Source: P.A. 100-188, eff. 1-1-18; 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)