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Proof of license? Take out your smartphone

In concert with the times, the Illinois Division of Real Estate and Division of Professional Regulation has a new option for licensees—starting with real estate agents. They can now carry a license pocket card electronically on a smartphone or tablet.

According to a May 12 press release, the step is an important one for the 43,000-licensed real estate agents in Illinois, who have been required to carry a paper copy of their license.

The E-License technology may soon be coming to other licensed professionals in the state, the licensing agency says.


Read the release here.