Prelicensing Education Requirement

Illinois does not have any state-specific PE requirements in addition to the initial 20 hours of SAFE education. If you haven’t completed your initial 20 hours of SAFE education, you will need to do so.

Illinois adopted the Uniform State Test (UST) on June 1, 2016. If you want to be licensed in this state you will need to take the National Test with UST included.

Continuing Education Requirements
If you are already a licensed MLO in the state of Illinois you don’t need to take PE (unless you have been instructed by the NMLS to do so). You do need to complete at least 8 Hours of NMLS approved continuing education every year following the completion of your PE requirements.