Licensing Programs

If you’re interested in a career in real estate, you must earn a license. The required coursework is determined by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

The REALTORS® Real Estate School is the auxiliary real estate school for the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. We offer all kinds of pre-licensing and post-licensing coursework or your needs!

  • Broker pre-licensing
  • Leasing Agent pre-licensing
  • Managing broker pre-licensing
  • Broker Post-licensing

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New Career

Pre-licensing programs are designed to fulfill the necessary courses prior to applying for a state license. If you’re a newly licensed broker, your 45 Hour Post-licensing is the first course for your license renewal.

Broker Pre-licensing

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.

Leasing Agent Pre-licensing

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 Hour Post-licensing

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.