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Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center is your TRUSTED SOURCE for state-approved education, providing convenient courses you can take from home or in a classroom near you, and exceptional customer service. Don’t take chances with your real estate career: trust our 25 years of experience and connection to the state association that represents 47,000 REALTORS®.

How to earn an Illinois real estate broker license

Step 1 – Take Broker PRE-License Coursework

Complete 90 credit hours: Broker Pre-License Topics (75-hours) and Broker Pre-License Applied Real Estate Principles (15-hours, interactive). Our distance learning online courses are the most popular option, but you may also take a classroom course. Prices are subject to change.

90-hour Online Package


75-hour Online Course


15-hour Webinar


Classroom Courses

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Learn more about the first step in the pre-license process from this video and FREE pre-license handbook:

Guide to Pre-License Process:

Step 2 – State and National Exam

After you’ve completed your coursework, review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook and register for the state and national licensing exam.

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

Step 3 – Sponsorship and Application

You will need a managing broker to sponsor you before you may submit an application for license to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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.