Illinois Compiled Statutes 225 ILCS 454 Real Estate License Act of 2000. Section 5-10

    (225 ILCS 454/5-10)

    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)

    Sec. 5-10. Requirements for license as leasing agent.

    (a) Every applicant for licensure as a leasing agent must meet the following qualifications:

        (1) be at least 18 years of age;

        (2) be of good moral character;

        (3) successfully complete a 4-year course of study

    in a high school or secondary school or an equivalent course of study approved by the Illinois State Board of Education;

        (4) personally take and pass a written examination

    authorized by the Department sufficient to demonstrate the applicant's knowledge of the provisions of this Act relating to leasing agents and the applicant's competence to engage in the activities of a licensed leasing agent;

        (5) provide satisfactory evidence of having completed

    15 hours of instruction in an approved course of study relating to the leasing of residential real property. The course of study shall, among other topics, cover the provisions of this Act applicable to leasing agents; fair housing issues relating to residential leasing; advertising and marketing issues; leases, applications, and credit reports; owner-tenant relationships and owner-tenant laws; the handling of funds; and environmental issues relating to residential real property;

        (6) complete any other requirements as set forth by

    rule; and

        (7) present a valid application for issuance of an

    initial license accompanied by a sponsor card and the fees specified by rule.

    (b) No applicant shall engage in any of the activities covered by this Act until a valid sponsor card has been issued to such applicant. The sponsor card shall be valid for a maximum period of 45 days after the date of issuance unless extended for good cause as provided by rule.

    (c) Successfully completed course work, completed pursuant to the requirements of this Section, may be applied to the course work requirements to obtain a real estate broker's or salesperson's license as provided by rule. The Advisory Council may recommend through the Board to the Department and the Department may adopt requirements for approved courses, course content, and the approval of courses, instructors, and schools, as well as school and instructor fees. The Department may establish continuing education requirements for licensed leasing agents, by rule, with the advice of the Advisory Council and Board.

(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

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