The IDFPR has just recently announced that all applications will be processed via the online portal system exclusively beginning August 1, 2018. After that time, no paper applications will be accepted. For your convenience, I have attached a Broker License flow chart showing the process from start to finish for new applicants. The 45-day permit sponsor cards are still available to be submitted in paper form, but it is significantly faster to apply through the online portal. The time frame is approximately 6-8 weeks via paper application and 7-10 days online. The online portal can also be used for reciprocal licensees and the agent transferring from one brokerage to another. The licensee and the sponsoring broker would be required to register and once registered they will be issued a unique ID in order to access their account.
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