Licensing Programs | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

LICENSING PROGRAMS

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 Certification Course

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

Pre-license Instructor Certification Course

This course is designed for real estate professionals that would like to earn their license to become a real estate pre-licensing instructor.