In the past, all that was required was to be registered with Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).
Public Act 12-113 was passed in 2012 and now requires all property managers to be a licensed property manager. This adds an education component and a test component not required previously.
When a property manager was initially registered determines what steps they need to take to become licensed. If a property manager has been registered they may have received notification in the mail from DCP similar to this link with their initial registration date.
Requirements based in intial license issuance date --->>
Department of Consumer Protection
Richard E. Maloney, Director
Phone: (860) 713-6213
Department of Consumer Protection - Manager License - Frequently Asked Questions
The Essentials of Community Association Management (M-100:)
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)