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.

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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 licensed after August 9, 2019, 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.

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.