(225 ILCS 454/5-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 5-35. Examination; managing broker, broker, or residential leasing agent.
    (a) The Department shall authorize examinations at such times and places as it may designate. The examination shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as a managing broker, broker, or residential leasing agent. Applicants for examination as a managing broker, broker, or residential leasing agent shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or its designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee. An applicant shall be eligible to take the examination only after successfully completing the education requirements and attaining the minimum age provided for in Article 5 of this Act. Each applicant shall be required to establish compliance with the eligibility requirements in the manner provided by the rules promulgated for the administration of this Act.
    (b) If a person who has received a passing score on the written examination described in this Section fails to submit an application and meet all requirements for a license under this Act within one year after receiving a passing score on the examination, credit for the examination shall terminate. The person thereafter may make a new application for examination.
    (c) If an applicant has failed an examination 4 consecutive times, the applicant must repeat the pre-license education required to sit for that examination. For the purposes of this Section, the fifth attempt shall be the same as the first. Approved education, as prescribed by this Act for licensure as a managing broker, broker, or residential leasing agent, shall be valid for 2 years after the date of satisfactory completion of the education.
    (d) The Department may employ consultants for the purposes of preparing and conducting examinations.
(Source: P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)