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 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

January 22 - Feb 2, 2018  210 W Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

January 29 - Feb 9, 2018  230 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

January 29 - Feb 9, 2018  1920 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
February 12 - 23, 2018  120 S. LaSalle Street, 20th floor, Chicago IL 60603
February 19 - March 2, 2018  1557 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102

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

January 10 - February 21, 2018  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Home Study: Students to pick up material on January 10, 2018 at the class location. Home Study portion is January 10 - January 30, 2018.  The home study portion must be completed by the first class to complete the 90 hour portion.   

Classroom Portion:  January 31st - February 21st, Monday's & Wednesday's; 6:00pm - 9:30pm and 1 Saturday and Sunday **The 15 Hour Interactive portion will be held February 17th (Saturday) & 18th (Sunday) from 9am - 5:30pm each day.


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

Purchase through the Illinois Association of Realtors (217-529-2600) or at 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

January 13 &14, 2018 9145 W 151st Street, Orland Park IL 60462

February 3 & 4, 2018  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
February 10 & 11 2018  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.

April 10-14, 2018 962 S. Randall Road, St. Charles IL 60174