Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center can prepare you for a successful career in real estate! For over 25 years, we have been helping students get and maintain their real estate license. Learn more about us.
To qualify for a real estate license in Illinois, you must be at least 21 years old (or 18 with additional requirements), have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete 90 hours of real estate education, and pass the state licensing exam.
The first step: your education requirements
The required 90 hours of real estate education includes a 75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics course and a 15-hour Applied Real Estate Principles interactive course.
Our course formats fit your schedule and budget. Which course format is right for You?
Select an anytime, anywhere online course or attend a class at a location near you. Our new Accelerated Broker Pre-License Package provides the required 90 hours of education credit in just 8 weeks!
Broker pre-license packages and courses
Complete 90-hour Online Pre-License Package
ACCELERATED Online Broker Pre-License - 8 Weeks
Classroom courses & Webinars
The second step: taking the Illinois real estate licensing exam
The Illinois real estate licensing exam is administered by PSI/AMP and consists of multiple choice questions covering both national and state regulations (100 national-related questions and 40 state-related questions, randomly combined).
Before registering to take the real estate licensing exam, you should thoroughly review the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook. It may also be helpful for you to review our download Preparing for the Illinois Real Estate Licensing Exam.
After reviewing the Illinois Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook, you may register for the exam online through psi/Applied Measurement Professionals.
The third step: applying for your Illinois real estate license
After you pass the state exam, you will need to ask a managing broker to sponsor you. Submit your signed sponsor card, license application, and application fee to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to receive your license. Learn more about Preparing for Illinois Real Estate Licensing Exam.
Check our Careers page for information about Illinois real estate licenses such as leasing agent and managing broker.
How much will it cost?
The Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center provides cost-effective paths to get an Illinois real estate broker license.
90-hour Online Pre-License Package – $519
State Examination Fee – $55
Initial License Application Fee – $125
What sets Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center apart from other real estate schools?
- 25 years of experience providing real estate licensing and training courses
- Personal attention from our Education Specialists
- Flexible course formats that suit your style and schedule
- No final course exams required for our online and classroom courses
- Up-to-date courses developed by experienced REALTORS®
- Online and self-study courses you can take anytime, anywhere, at your own pace
- Webinars that allow you to live chat with instructors
- Classroom locations near you
- Credits toward the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation