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Become a REALTOR®

In order to become a REALTOR®, you must first complete licensure through the state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation's (IDFPR) Division of Real Estate issues real estate broker licenses to individuals meeting the appropriate state criteria. Those who wish to conduct the business of buying and selling real estate must complete the steps listed below. There are two forms of real estate licensure in Illinois: real estate broker and Managing Broker.

Get a Real Estate License in Illinois - Illinois REALTORS®
(This link is very comprehensive on how to become a licensed real estate broker in Illinois)

Becoming a REALTOR®:

Membership in the REALTOR® Association first starts at the local level. When you join the Champaign County Association of REALTOR® (CCAR), you join an association that has a 106-year heritage in providing top-notch services to its members and stands by you delivering important resources you need to be successful in your real estate career. Our job is to help you by answering your questions and providing guidance every step of the way. We offer a wide array of services that are designed to help you in your business development. You don't go it alone-the REALTOR® Association is your partner to help serve you better.

By joining CCAR, your local association, you must first complete the application process. REALTOR® Application. When you join CCAR you pay dues and also become a member of the Illinois REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® at the same time. Your membership is three-tiered, and you'll receive opportunities for training, networking, advocacy, publications, market research, association committee involvement, Multiple Listing Access (MLS) through Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, and the most current legal updates and standardized forms to name a few. The list doesn't stop there, and our services are constantly growing. Get empowered by joining CCAR today!

REALTOR® members of CCAR, National Association of REALTORS® (and Illinois REALTORS®) must successfully complete a 2.5-hour course in ethics, an element of NAR's Code of Ethics. The policy requires that REALTORS® take ethics training within the given four-year cycles and continue to update their education in successive four-year periods thereafter.

Your CCAR Membership Application Checklist:

  • CCAR Application
  • 45 Day Permit/IDFPR License
  • Application Acknowledgement (Including Managing Broker Signature)
  • Orientation Schedule
  • Payment of Application Fee, E-Commerce Processing Annual Dues (see Annual Dues Schedule)

Once all five elements of your application have been received and processed, your application will be reviewed by staff and the CCAR Board of Directors. Then basis training (via zoom) will be set up for MLS and Key access.

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