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Illinois Real Estate Broker License: Get Started

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Our pre-license courses fulfill your educational requirements and allow you to be flexible in your schedule. With multiple class locations and adaptable learning options (webinars and self-study), our students consistently outperform those from other schools regarding the state exam. Enroll now, pay later.


Don't be fooled by other schools. Our claim is based on state data, not some quiz that we created.

Three Formats. One Goal.

Your Own Pace
  • Printed and online course materials
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  • Start anytime, complete at your own pace
  • Interactive 'Applied" sessions offered on a unique, flex schedule
  • Most popular Broker licensing program in Illinois
  • Bonus: optional weekly live Q & A webinar sessions with an instructor!
3, 5, 6, or 8 Weeks
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  • Choose to attend classes or webinars (View Schedule)
  • Morning, evening, and weekend schedules are available
  • All key material is presented in the classroom
  • Bonus: optional weekly live Q & A webinar sessions with an instructor!
2 Weeks
  • Printed and online course materials
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  • Choose to attend full-day classes or webinars (View Schedule)
  • Fast-paced, accelerated program
  • All key material is presented in the classroom
  • Bonus: optional weekly live Q & A webinar sessions with an instructor!

Only need the 15-credit-hour Applied Course or the 60-credit-hour Topics Course?

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More Options. More Locations. More Opportunity. 

In addition to our Niles and Lincoln Park offices, we are now offering pre-license courses in South Loop, West Loop, and Wicker Park. Making education accessible is what we do. Check out some of our upcoming classes and enroll in a location near you!

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Why Consider a Broker License?

  • You want a career or part-time opportunity that offers flexibility
  • You desire high-income potential
  • You want a more thorough understanding of the real estate industry
  • You want to take advantage of real estate investment opportunities
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Why Real Estate Institute?

Because your success matters! You’re not just joining an industry-led licensing and continuing education school; you’re joining a network of people who will be with you every step to ensure your success.

Critical concepts in the broker pre-licensing program are thoroughly explained, and all your questions will be answered. We know what you need to be successful at exam time and obtain your real estate broker license.

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Career Growth at Real Estate Institute

What A Career In Real Estate Means For You

Work as a real estate broker in Illinois. When you take a broker course with Real Estate Institute, you can rest assured that you will receive the experience requirements needed to have a successful career in real estate. Industry experts lead all our programs.

Real estate professionals rave about our Illinois broker pre-licensing programs upon completion. Lead open houses, negotiate deals, process real estate transactions, etc. Begin your journey as a real estate agent today! 

 

Illinois Real Estate Broker License Requirements:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old
  2. Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. You must complete a 75-credit-hour state-approved pre-license program
  4. Pass the state license exam

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FAQs

Who is required to hold a Broker License in IL?

Individuals who represent prospects and owners in the sale, exchange, management, and leasing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties and farm and vacant land are required to hold a license.

What is required to become a real estate broker in IL?

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete a 75-credit-hour state-approved pre-license program
  • Pass the state license exam
  • Be of good moral character

Do your courses include instructor support?

Yes! Students in our real estate pre-license programs are strongly encouraged to contact us for one-on-one instructor assistance throughout the program (all formats), and our instructors will respond within one (1) business day.

Can I complete all of the coursework online via self-study?

The State does not permit a complete self-study program. Most of the pre-license coursework may be completed via self-study, but all applicants must complete a 15-Hour Broker Pre-License Applied program in an interactive (In-person class or live webinar) format.

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Links and Additional Resources

Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 (Administrative Rules)
Source: Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 (Law)
Source: Illinois General Assembly