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Reciprocity Information for States with a Reciprocal Agreement 

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the states of Illinois and Indiana.

Wisconsin Sales License Information

Under the reciprocal agreement, licensees holding an active real estate salesperson license in Indiana or a non-managing broker license in Illinois are exempt from the education requirement and may take the sales exam directly. Two years of active status as a licensed salesperson is not required. The original license in the reciprocal state must have been issued on the basis of passing the state’s examination.

To help you prepare for the sales exam, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association offers a Sales Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review course and a Sales Mock Exam, which mirrors the real estate sales exam.

Course options  

Sales Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review On Demand  

The Sales Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review On Demand course includes course video and printable course materials to help you prepare for the Wisconsin exam. With nothing to ship, you’ll have the course material available through the WRA Media Player. You should confirm the system requirements prior to adding the Pre-Exam review to your cart.

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Sales Mock Exam

The online exam mirrors the real estate sales exam in content, number of questions and time allowed to take the exam. The exam consists of 140 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within a four-hour time limit. Students may retake the mock exam up to three times to practice.

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Wisconsin Broker License Information

Under the reciprocal agreement, licensees holding an active real estate broker license in Indiana or a managing broker license in Illinois are exempt from the education requirement and may take the broker exam directly. Applicants for the broker license must have had two years in good standing as a licensed broker in Indiana or managing broker in Illinois immediately prior to taking the broker exam. Applicants for the broker license are only required to take the broker exam. The original license in the reciprocal state must have been issued on the basis of passing the state’s examination.

To help you prepare for the broker exam, the WRA offers a Broker Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review course and a Broker Mock Exam, which mirrors the real estate broker exam.

Course options

Broker Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review On Demand  

The Broker Reciprocity Pre-Exam Review On Demand course includes two main sections of course footage and a course book that prepares the applicant for the Wisconsin broker exam. With nothing to ship, you’ll have the course material available through the WRA Media Player. You should confirm the system requirements prior to adding the Pre-Exam review to your cart.

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Broker Mock Exam  

This online exam mirrors the broker exam in content, the number of questions and the time allowed to complete the exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within a 3.25-hour time limit. Students may retake the mock exam up to three times to practice.

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If the broker applicant did not hold an active real estate broker license (Indiana) or managing broker license (Illinois) within the two-year period prior to filing an application for an original real estate broker’s license in Wisconsin, the applicant must submit one of the following as proof of completion for the education requirement prior to the examination:    

  • Proof of completion of three designated hours of broker education requirements at a Wisconsin-approved school. (Note: if the applicant does not hold a Wisconsin salesperson’s license, proof of completion of 13 designated hours of salesperson’s education requirements at a Wisconsin-approved school must also be submitted.)
  • A transcript showing 20 academic semester-hours credit in real estate or real estate-related law completed at an accredit institution of higher education.
  • A photocopy of a current bar membership or a certificate of good standing in the Wisconsin State Bar.

If you do not meet these requirements, you will need to complete the related courses available below:

Applicants applying for a Wisconsin sales or broker license will need to show proof of their current license when submitting their application to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

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Wisconsin licensees seeking to become licensed in Illinois should contact:

Illinois Real Estate Division:

Office of Banks and Real Estate
500 E. Monroe, Ste. 200
Springfield, IL 62701 
Licensing 217-782-3414 or review the Examination Candidate Handbook.

For a copy of the Illinois Reciprocity Application, go to www.idfpr.com/dpr/re/Forms/recip.pdf. Review the requirements for a sponsoring broker who is a Wisconsin resident and who has an active Illinois broker’s license and an active Wisconsin broker’s license.

Wisconsin licensees seeking to become licensed in Indiana should contact:

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency:

Indiana Real Estate Commission
402 West Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-3009 or review the Examination Candidate Handbook.

For the Indiana Reciprocity Application, visit www.in.gov/pla/real.htm. Review the requirements for a sponsoring broker who is a Wisconsin resident and who has an active Indiana broker’s license and an active Wisconsin broker’s license.

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