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Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center is your TRUSTED SOURCE for state-approved real estate education.  We can help you get an Illinois real estate license with convenient, affordable online courses you can take anytime, anywhere. We also have more than 65 classroom branch locations for real estate classes near you.

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How to get an Illinois real estate license

Step 1: complete 90 hours of pre-license education

Did you know you can earn your license online without leaving home? Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, our online courses are your travel-free, hassle-free solution. We also have more than 65 classroom branch locations in Illinois. We can help you get your license in no time!

Complete Package

  • 90 hours

Course 1

  • Self-paced Online Study
  • 75 hours

Course 2

  • Interactive Webinar
  • 15 hours

Classroom Courses

  • 65+ Branch Locations
  • No Course Exams

RECampus Course

  • Online Course 1 Only
  • A Proctored Exam Is Required For This Course

Have questions? Contact an Education Specialist.

We are happy to answer your questions! Chat with us online, call (800) 523-5077 or email to speak with an Education Specialist.

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Step 2 – take the real estate licensing exam

Step 3 – apply for a real estate license 

You must get a managing broker to sponsor you before you apply to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for a license. Submit your  signed sponsor card and license application to IDFPR online.

Become a REALTOR® member

Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.  If you choose to become an Illinois REALTOR®, you will receive advocacy, advanced educational opportunities, training and networking not available to other licensees. Discover REALTOR® Member benefits and resources.

License renewal

Like other licensed professionals, real estate brokers must take continuing education courses to keep their license current.  License renewal is required in Illinois on a 2-year schedule. Learn more about maintaining your real estate license.

Managing Brokers - Start Planning head for license renewal April 30, 2019

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