Continuing Education Courses

We offer many continuing education courses in several formats! Pick your classes based on your preferred learning style.

Class Delivery Methods

CLASSROOM

  • Instructor-led
  • In-Person
  • Classroom Location
  • Core & Elective Options

LIVE WEBINAR

  • Instructor-led
  • Online Course Modules
  • Virtual Chat & Classroom
  • Core & Elective Options

ONLINE

  • Instructor-Free
  • Complete Anytime
  • Online Course Modules
  • Bundles Available

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ATTENTION: Per Illinois License Law, Section 5-70(j) of the Act, “no more than 12 hours of CE credit may be taken in one calendar day.” This applies to live and webinar (instructor-led) courses only. Please complete your CE accordingly.

Broker Requirements

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Managing Broker Requirements

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: April 30, 2025

Leasing Agent Requirements

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: July 31, 2024

Panel Name: broker_1

Broker Renewal Deadline: April 30, 2024

OPTION 1: If you were licensed prior to November 1, 2021, you need to complete the requirements below by April 30, 2024:

  • 12 Hours
    • 4 Hours Core
    • 8 Hours Elective
      • 1 Hour must fulfill the Sexual Harassment Prevention training requirement

OPTION 2: If you were originally licensed between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2023, you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing Package for your first license renewal period by April 30, 2024.

OPTION 3: If you were originally licensed on or after November 1, 2023, you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing Package by April 30, 2026.

Click here to view the CE requirements from the IDFPR page.

Panel Name: broker_2

Managing Broker Renewal REQUIREMENTS

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: April 30, 2025

OPTION 1

If you were first issued a Managing Broker license before Feb. 1, 2023, you must complete the requirements below by April 30, 2025:

OPTION 2

If you were issued a Managing Broker license between February 1, 2023 and January 31, 2025, you must complete the requirements below by April 30, 2025:

  • 12 Hours of CE:
    • 4 Hours of Core
    • 8 Hours of Elective
      • 1 Hour must fulfill the sexual harassment prevention training requirement

OPTION 3

If you were licensed on or after February 1, 2025, no CE is required for the upcoming renewal.

Click here to view the CE requirements from the IDFPR page.

Panel Name: broker_3

Leasing Agent Renewal Deadline: July 31, 2024

OPTION 1: If first issued a license prior to May 1, 2022, you need to complete the following by July 31, 2024:

OPTION 2: If first issued a license on or after May 1, 2022, no CE is required for the upcoming renewal.

Click here to view the CE requirements from the IDFPR page.

CE You Can Complete Anytime: Self-Paced

SELF-PACED CE BUNDLES

Complete ALL of your license renewal requirements in one go, and save money at the same time. These are self-paced and will remain accessible to you through your deadline in April 2024. Bonus! These will also satisfy your NAR ethics requirement, due December 31, 2024.

12 Hour CE Bundle: Residential

This bundle offers a special focus on residential real estate elective topics, including:

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Fair Housing
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

COST: $65

12 Hour CE Bundle: Commercial

This bundle offers a special focus on commercial real estate elective topics, including:

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Anatomy of a Shopping Center
  • (Elective) Anatomy of an Office Building
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

COST: $65

24 Hour Managing Broker Bundle

This bundle will satisfy the renewal requirement for Managing Brokers, including:

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Fair Housing
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • 12 Hour Broker Management

COST: $199


A LA CARTE SELF-PACED

If you know you need just a few more continuing education hours, these individual classes are up your alley.

CLASSABOUTCE CREDITSCOST
8 Hour Leasing Agent CourseFocus on the application and analysis of license law in real-life situations.8 Hours Leasing Agent Core$65-$75
12 Hour Broker Management CourseLearn skills and methods to train employees, implement sound real estate business practices and manage your offices.12 Hours Elective (Managing Brokers)$169-$179
CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.4 Hours Core$35-$38
Anatomy of an Office BuildingGet into the field of office building development and management, and develop a more thorough understanding of office building operations.3 Hours Elective$25-$28
Anatomy of a Shopping CenterGain a working knowledge of the shopping center development process and history.3 Hours Elective$25-$28
Code of Ethics: Your Promise of ProfessionalismLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.3 Hours Elective$25-$28
Fair HousingBetter understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.4 Hours Elective$35-$38
Making Sense of Residential Real Estate TaxesLearn how taxes are prorated for closings, levied and protested.3 Hours Elective$25-$28
Ownership and Title: How, Who and WhatReview the various types of estates in lands, the interests of owners, as well as the legal aspects of deed and title.3 Hours Elective$25-$28
Reasonable AccommodationsUnderstand the rights and obligations of persons with disabilities and housing providers under the Act relating to reasonable accommodations.2 Hours Elective$15-$18
Mold & Real EstateLearn what you need to know about navigating the growing problem of mold in residential & commercial real estate transactions.1 Hour Elective$15-$18
Sexual Harassment Prevention TrainingThis course completes the license renewal requirement.1 Hour Elective$15-$18

Upcoming Live Classes

Hosted in locations across Chicago or wherever you choose to set up your virtual classroom, we have a live schedule to fit your schedule!

2 Hours: $20-$25  |  3 Hours: $30-$35  |  4 Hours: $40-$45  |  Designations & Certifications: Prices Vary

March 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Home Finance Resource (HFR) Certification3/1/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar6 Hours ElectiveThis course will teach you how to guide your buyers through the mortgage preapproval process.
Essentials Of Property Management3/6/24 – 3/7/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar8 Hours ElectiveThe most cost-effective way to preserve residential properties is through proper management and preventive maintenance techniques. This program helps building owners and managers be more effective at their jobs.
The Appraisal Process3/11/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveIn this interactive course students will gain an understanding of the behind the scenes happenings of the appraisal process, stay current with industry changes, and construct competitive CMA’s.
Code Of Ethics3/11/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety3/12/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Core3/12/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification
3/13/24 – 3/14/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar8 Hours ElectiveElevate your negotiation game with this two-day certification! This course will examine different formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win.
NAR’s Green Designation3/20/24 – 3/21/24Classroom | CAR Central8 Hours ElectiveBy earning NAR’s Green Designation, you position yourself as a leader in GREEN real estate that’s fully equipped to help clients take advantage of the opportunities their next home can offer.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety3/23/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Core3/23/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Core3/26/24Classroom | CAR Central4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety3/26/24Classroom | CAR Central2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Solar for Real Estate Agents3/27/24Classroom | CAR Central3 Hours ElectiveFollowing the Future Energy Jobs Act, Illinois is expected to see a 2000% growth in solar by 2025. Now, more than ever, buyers and sellers are turning to their REALTORS® for guidance on how to navigate the contracts, benefits and listing of solar residential properties. Be the REALTOR® who knows what to do when your client asks for help!
Stand Out From the Crowd: High Performance Homes3/27/24Classroom | CAR Central3 Hours ElectiveJoin Pamela Brookstein, Market Transformation Specialist at Elevate Energy, for a detailed overview of Chicago’s high-performance housing market, a deep dive into the features that contribute to performance and property value, and the inside scoop on incentives and rebates available for clients looking to upgrade their homes.
Fair Housing3/30/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
3 Hours ElectiveBetter understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.
Code Of Ethics3/30/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.

April 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification4/2/24Live Webinar6 Hours ElectiveThis course is specifically designed to show how you can serve as a resource for sellers and buyers in the brokerage of distressed properties.
Core4/3/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety4/3/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Real Estate Auctions4/4/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn the ins-and-outs of real estate auctions and perfect your business strategy in this select market. Not only will you be better prepared for your next auction, you’ll know what to do if you or your client are the winning bidder.
Code Of Ethics4/4/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation4/9/24-4/10/24Live Webinar8 Hours ElectiveThis class  provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training and resources to help real estate professionals represent the interests of sellers in today’s marketplace.
At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification4/15/24Live Webinar6 Hours ElectiveThe At Home With Diversity® course is part of a comprehensive cultural diversity outreach program founded by the National Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to certify real estate professionals who have made a commitment to a set of diversity principles.
Core4/16/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety4/16/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Code Of Ethics4/17/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Fair Housing4/17/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveBetter understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety4/20/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Core4/20/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Code Of Ethics4/23/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Ownership and Title4/23/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveReview the various types of estates in lands, the interests of owners, as well as the legal aspects of deed and title. Become well-versed in all forms of estates in lands and understand the different types of ownership possibilities.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety4/24/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Core4/24/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Fair Housing4/27/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
3 Hours ElectiveBetter understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.
Code Of Ethics4/27/24Evergreen Park – Advocate Medical Building
3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.

August 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Designation8/26/24 – 8/27/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar12 Hours ElectiveThe goal of the ABR® two-day designation course is to educate and prepare buyer’s reps to provide top-notch service and fidelity to buyers and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business.

September 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation – Local Markets9/30/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar6 Hours ElectiveUpon completion of this course, you should be aware of how the global economy impacts your local real estate market and be prepared to serve international clients and customers in your local market.

October 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation – Transaction Tools10/1/24Hybrid Classroom/Live Webinar6 Hours ElectiveThis course provides the tools and concepts real estate professionals need to work with investor-clients in the global real estate market. Students will learn how to research markets, convert  metric measures, monitor currency trends, alert clients to tax and visa matters, analyze financial data for transactions, and follow a process for compiling transaction information.
12 Hour Broker Management10/22/24 – 10/23/24Live Webinar12 Hours Broker ManagementThe Illinois Managing Broker Management CE Course is intended to satisfy the part of the continuing education requirements for Illinois managing broker licensees.
Core10/24/24Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety10/24/24Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Code Of Ethics10/25/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Real Estate Auctions10/25/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn the ins-and-outs of real estate auctions and perfect your business strategy in this select market. Not only will you be better prepared for your next auction, you’ll know what to do if you or your client are the winning bidder.

November 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
How to Analyze and Underwrite Multi-Unit and Mixed-Use Properties11/13/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveThis course will teach students how to assess the viability of an Investment Property by becoming proficient in analyzing and underwriting the asset from both an investor’s and a banker’s perspective.
Code Of Ethics11/13/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety11/14/24Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.
Core11/14/24Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.

December 2024

CLASS NAMEDATELOCATIONCE CREDITSDESCRIPTION
Code Of Ethics12/10/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Property Management 10112/10/24Live Webinar3 Hours ElectiveLearn about various types of buildings and review basic knowledge such as neighborhood comparisons and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.
Core12/11/24Live Webinar4 Hours CoreReview legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Safety12/11/24Live Webinar2 Hours ElectiveThis course completes the license renewal requirement.

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