Illinois Frequently Asked Questions

Class

How are classes conducted?

Classes are offered on-site at participating broker offices, or off-site virtually via live real time instructors during scheduled times.

Are study materials included in the course?

Yes, the books and additional study materials are included in the price for the in-person classroom or live virtual course.

Which type of course is right for me?

Both courses work through a book. The Virtual Live Course is much the same as the In-Person Live Course, but can be viewed from your computer, tablet or phone during class meeting times.

How can I sign up for a class?

You can order any course on this website. All information requested is needed along with payment to complete your order. We accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Discover and PayPal. Payment plans are not available unless otherwise stated when ordering.

What is the next step after pre-licensing course completion?

Candidates must first register with PSI/AMP as a student prior to your course completion, and then provide the PSI/AMP student ID# to us. After completion of the course and payment of all fees, we will report to PSI/AMP that you have completed the course. You are now ready to register for an exam through PSI/AMP.

Will I receive a printed transcript after pre-licensing course completion?

Yes, we will provide you with a printed transcript (given after the exam or mailed). Keep this as you will need it when you apply for your license. Requests for an additional transcript or other documentation cost $15, and can be made to us directly.

What is the next step after post-licensing course completion?

Upon payment of all fees and successful completion, it will be reported to the IDFPR through PSI/AMP provided you have gotten us your AMP student ID#.

Will I receive a printed transcript after post-licensing course completion?

Yes, we will provide you with a printed transcript (given after the exam or mailed). DO NOT send it in with your renewal. It is for your records only in case you are audited. Requests for an additional transcript or other documentation cost $15, and can be made to us directly.

Exams

What are the state exam requirements?

There are no requirements to fulfill before taking the exam other than pre-licensing course completion.

Where are the state exams given?

The examination will be given on a computer at a PSI/AMP Assessment Center. A list of current testing centers can be found here.

What is the state examp process like?

Candidates must first register with PSI/AMP as a student prior to your course completion, and your course completion information must be received electronically from your school to complete the examination registration process. A payment of $46 is made at the time of registration and scheduling.

On the day of the exam, two forms of proper identification and a fingerprint scan are needed to gain admission to the Assessment Center. A computer-based exam is be given consisting of 140 questions. The questions are a mix of 100 questions from the National Broker portion and 40 multiple-choice questions from the State Broker portion. The total time allowed for both portions of the examination is 3.5 hours.

You will only be required to repeat the portion(s) of the exam that you failed. You have one year from the dates of the passing portion to retake and pass the remaining portion(s), apply, and meet the requirements for licensure. After failing the fourth attempt, you are required to retake the 90-hour pre-education coursework and the entire examination.

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