Pre-Licensing Requirements

To obtain a real estate broker license in Illinois, you must:

  1. Be at least 21 years old or be at least 18 years old and receive prior approval by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  2. Be a high school graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  3. Complete 90 hours of broker course work, including 15 hours of interactive training
  4. Pass the state of Illinois exam with a score of 75% or better
  5. Complete 30 hours of post license education before first license renewal

School Policies

  1. Attendance is required.
  2. Allowed to miss 10% of total class time, however, missed time MUST be made up at another class in order to pass the course.
  3. Missing more than 10 % of the course results in failure and course must be retaken in its entirety with additional fee.
  4. Course completion requires a minimum of 75% or higher on the course final exams.

If you have any questions regarding regarding pre-licensing, please reach out to our Education Team at education@bairdwarner.com or 1.888.564.1855.‚Äč

Illinois Realtors® Real Estate Courses

2-Week Accelerated Classroom Course

This 90-hour course satisfies educational requirements needed to take the Illinois broker licensing exam including the 15-hour interactive training. Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (NOTE: The 2nd Wednesday and Friday may go until 7:30 p.m.) Price: $625

 

September 11-22, 2017  1557 S Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
 
September 18-29, 2017  120 S LaSalle Street, 20th Floor, Chicago IL 60603
 
October 30-November 10, 2017 1920 Sheridan Road, Highland Park IL 60035
 
October 30-November 10, 2017  120 S LaSalle Street, 20th Floor, Chicago IL 60603
 

45/45 Flexible Learning

This class option includes both the 75-hour and the 15-hour course.(45 hours home study & 45 hours classroom instruction) Price: $619

August 22 - September 26, 2017  (6 Week Flex Learning): 962 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174

Home Study: Students to pick up material on August 22nd, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is August 22 - Sept 4th. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (Sept 24th) to complete the 90 hour portion.  

Classroom Portion: Sept 5-26, 2017, Tuesday's & Thursday's 6pm-9:30pm.   15 hour portion will be held on Saturday 9/23 and Sunday 9/24 from 9am - 5:30pm. 

September 14-November 2, 2017  (7 Week Flex Learning): 836 W 75th Street, Naperville IL 60565

Home Study: Students to pick up material on Sept 14, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is Sept 14th - October 10th. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (Oct. 10th) to complete the 90 hour portion.

Classroom Portion: Oct 10-Nov 2, 2017, Tuesday's & Thursday's 6pm-9:30pm (10/10, 10/17, 10/19, 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/2).   15 hour portion will be held on Saturday 10/28 and Sunday 10/29 from 9am - 5:30pm.  

 

September 18 - October 23, 2017  (6 Week Flex Learning):  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515  

Home Study: Students to pick up material on September 18th, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is Sept 18-October 2, 2017. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (October 2) to complete the 90 hour portion.  

Classroom Portion: October 2 -23, 2017,  Monday's, Wednesday's, and Saturdays

Monday's - 10/2, 10/16, 10/23 6pm - 9:30pm * 10/23 will go until 10pm

Wednesday's - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18  6pm - 9:30pm

Saturday - 10/7 9am - 4pm

Saturday - 10/14 9am - 5pm

Saturday - 10/21 9am - 5:30pm

October 16- November 20, 2017  (6 Week Flex Learning):  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515  

Home Study: Students to pick up material on October 16th, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is October 16-November 1, 2017. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (November 1) to complete the 90 hour portion.  

Classroom Portion: Mondays, Wednesday's and Saturday's

November 1st, 2017 - November 20th, 2017

Monday's - 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 6pm - 9:30pm * 11/20 will go until 10pm

Wednesday's - 11/1, 11/8, 11/15  6pm - 9:30pm

Saturday - 11/4 9am - 4pm

Saturday - 11/11 9am - 5pm

Saturday - 11/18 9am - 5:30pm

November 2- December 19, 2017  (7 Week Flex Learning): 836 W 75th Street, Naperville IL 60565

Home Study: Students to pick up material on November 2, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is November 2 - November 28th. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (November 28th) to complete the 90 hour portion. 

Classroom Portion: Nov 28-Dec 19, 2017, Tuesday's & Thursday's 6pm-9:30pm (11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14, 12/19).   15 hour portion will be held on Saturday 12/16 and Sunday 12/17 from 9am - 5:30pm.  

 

November 12 - December 18, 2017  (6 Week Flex Learning):  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515  

Home Study: Students to pick up material on November 12th, 2017 at the class location. Home Study portion is November 12 - 29, 2017. The home study portion must be completed by the first class (November 129 to complete the 90 hour portion.  

Classroom Portion: Mondays, Wednesday's and Saturday's

November 29th, 2017 - December 18th, 2017

Monday's - 12/4,12/11, 12/18 6pm - 9:30pm * 12/18 will go until 10pm

Wednesday's - 11/29, 12/6, 12/13  6pm - 9:30pm

Saturday - 12/2 9am - 4pm

Saturday - 12/9 9am - 5pm

Saturday - 12/16 9am - 5:30pm


75-Hour Broker Home Study Option + 15-Hour Classroom (at B&W)

Purchase through the Illinois Association of Realtors (217-529-2600) or at illinoisrealtor.org. When combined with the 15-Hour Broker Pre-license Interactive course offered by Baird & Warner, this will meet eligibility requirements to take the state exam to obtain a Broker license in Illinois. Students must complete the 75 hour pre licensing course prior to taking the 15 hour Interactive course.

15 hour Pre Licensing Interactive Courses- Cost is $150

August 19 & 20, 2017  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

 
September 16 & 17, 2017  9145 W 151st Street, Orland Park IL 60462
 
September 23 & 24, 2017  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515

October 21 & 22, 2017  9145 W 151st Street, Orland Park IL 60462

October 28 & 29, 2017  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515

November 18 & 19, 2017  836 W 75th Street, Naperville, IL 60565
 
December 9 & 10, 2017  1037 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302
 

30 Hour Broker Course

This course satisfies the educational requirements needed for Brokers renewing for the FIRST time.  If this is the first renewal for your Broker license you are required to successfully complete the 30-hour post-license course prior to the April 30, 2018 license renewal.  No additional continuing education is needed.

November 6-20, 2017 - 724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515