Licensing Programs | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Pre-licensing programs are designed to fulfill the necessary courses prior to applying for a state license.

Broker Pre-Licensing Courses

In Illinois a career in real estate begins with a broker’s license. Once you obtain your broker’s license you will need to find a Managing Broker to sponsor you for at least two years. After two years, if you wish to operate a sole proprietorship or open your own office, you can obtain a Managing Broker’s License.

Broker Post-Licensing Courses

Post Licensing is required for your 1st renewal cycle. If you were originally licensed between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2018 you need to complete the 30-Hour Post Licensing Package by April 30, 2018.

Managing Broker Pre-Licensing Courses

The 45 Hour Managing Broker Pre-License courses are designed for Brokers who wish to manage an office or become a sole proprietor. You must be licensed and practicing real estate for two years to be eligible to become a Managing Broker.

Leasing Agent Pre-Licensing Courses

A Leasing Agent is a person who is employed by a Real Estate Broker to engage in licensing activities limited to leasing residential real estate.

CE Instructor Pre-License Course

This course is designed for real estate professionals that would like to earn their license to become a real estate continuing education instructor.