Education 2018-03-21T12:04:37+00:00

Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center is your TRUSTED SOURCE for state-approved education.

Why choose our school? Thousands of practicing REALTORS® already have!

We have over 25 years of experience, quality distance learning and classroom courses, and support for students from our Education Specialists. And unlike some other schools, our online and classroom courses do NOT require course exams.

Don’t take chances with your career. Get your real estate education from the association that represents more than 47,000 REALTORS®!

Steps to earning an Illinois real estate broker license:

Step 1 – Take the Broker PRE-License Coursework

The two required courses for an Illinois license are Broker Pre-License Topics (75-hours) and Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles (15-hours interactive). Download our free handbook to learn about prerequisites.

Course Options:

90-hour Online Broker Pre-License Package

  • No Course Exams
  • Online Course + Webinar
  • Textbook or Ebook

75-hour Online Broker Pre-License Topics

  • No Course Exam
  • Online Course
  • Textbook or Ebook

15-hour Broker Applied Real Estate Principles Webinar

  • No Course Exam
  • Webinar
  • No Textbook Required

Classroom Courses

  • Check Our Classroom Calendar for Locations Near You


  • Live Webinar Sessions Are Held From 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

RECampus Online Course

  • 75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics Online Course with Proctored Exam and Optional Textbook

How to Get a Real Estate License in Illinois (video):

Pre-License Handbook  (Free download):

FREE Pre-License Handbook

Step 2 – State and National Exam

After you’ve completed your coursework, thoroughly review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook.

When you’re done reviewing the handbook, you may register for the state and national licensing exam.

Want to be more prepared to pass? Use exam preparation tools from ExamSmart and RECampus QBank.

Step 3 – Sponsorship and Application

Before you may submit your license application to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), you will need a managing broker to sponsor you.

License Renewal

To maintain your broker license, you will need to complete post-license education during your first renewal cycle and continuing education in subsequent renewal cycles. See the Renewal page for more information.

Contact us with your questions

Email or call 1-800-523-5077.

Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center is your TRUSTED SOURCE for state-approved education.