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.

45 Broker Post-Licensing Courses

If you were originally licensed after August 9, 2019, you need to complete the 45-Hour Post Licensing Package for your first renewal cycle.

UPDATE: Section 5-50(b) of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 requires that an individual whose first license is that of a broker received on or after August 9, 2019, must provide evidence of having completed 45 hours of post-license education presented in a classroom or through a live, interactive webinar, or online distance education course.

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.