Reciprocity Sales Information for States with a Reciprocal Agreement 

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

Wisconsin sales license information

Reciprocal agreement: Licensees holding an active nonmanaging real estate broker license in Illinois or Indiana are exempt from the education requirement and may take the sales exam directly. The original license in the reciprocal state must have been issued on the basis of passing the state’s examination. 

Endorsement application: If your Illinois or Indiana license is not active, but was active within the past 2 years, you may apply to obtain a Wisconsin salesperson license by endorsement.  

Obtain a salesperson license by reciprocity

For nonmanaging real estate broker credential-holders in Illinois or Indiana, which is equivalent to a Wisconsin salesperson.

1. Pass the Wisconsin salesperson examination administered by Pearson VUE.

2. Submit an application to the DSPS. A complete application includes:

  • Form 3166, Application for Real Estate Salesperson license. 
  • Form 813, Irrevocable Consent by Nonresident Applicant for Service of Process, if you are not a resident of Wisconsin.
  • Evidence that you hold an active salesperson license in good standing, obtained by examination in Illinois or Indiana.
  • $72 reciprocal license fee.

Study aids 

Sales Reciprocity Pre-exam Review On Demand  

The Sales Reciprocity Pre-exam Review On Demand course includes course video and printable course materials. The Sales Mock Exam is also included at the end of the course 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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Obtain a salesperson license by endorsement 

If your Illinois or Indiana license is not active, but was active within the past two years, you may apply to obtain a salesperson license by endorsement.

1. Satisfy one of the following education requirements: 

  • Complete the 13-hour Sales Course On Demand.
  • Complete 10 semester hour credits in real estate or real estate-related law courses from an accredited institution of higher education.  

2. Pass the Wisconsin-specific salesperson exam.   

3. Submit an application to the DSPS. A complete application includes: 

  • Form 3166, Application for Real Estate Salesperson license.  
  • Form 813, Irrevocable Consent by Nonresident Applicant for Service of Process, if you are not a resident of Wisconsin.
  • Evidence that you passed the salesperson exam.  
  • Evidence that you satisfied the education requirements.  
  • $72 credentialing fee.   
 

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

Wisconsin licensees seeking to become licensed in Illinois should contact:

Illinois Real Estate Division:
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St. 
Springfield, IL  62786 
Licensing: 1-888-473-4858 or review the Examination Candidate Handbook

For the Illinois reciprocity application, go to www.idfpr.com/dre.asp. 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 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Licensing: 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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