Licensing Programs | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


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

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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.

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.

45 Broker Post-Licensing Courses

If you were originally issued a Broker License on or after November 1, 2021, you need to complete the 45-Hour Post Licensing Package for your first renewal cycle.

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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.