Real Estate Education

Real Estate Education2023-03-17T15:42:06-05:00

Illinois REALTORS® is an industry leader in real estate licensing, renewal and continuing education. We provide real estate professionals across the state of Illinois with the necessary education solutions to move forward in their careers.

Our fully authorized, state-approved courses (pre-license, post-license and continuing education) are available in online, virtual hybrid and classroom format. Anyone with Wi-Fi access can study anytime and anywhere – even if you’re working full time!

Online courses

Study anytime, anywhere! These courses are flexible and self-paced. Online courses can be taken on any device with Wi-Fi access. Course materials are available 24/7. Read at your own pace and retake online quizzes as many times as you like. No final exam is required.

Accelerated pre-license course

This program provides online access to the instructor with live weekly sessions and allows students to complete all 75 hours of broker pre-license education in just 9 weeks!

Accelerated courses meet online once a week starting at 4:00 p.m. for live instructor-led sessions that last 3-4 hours. Between live sessions, students complete assignments and self-guided study with 24/7 access to online coursework.


Our webinars are live online courses with instructor interaction. Students interact with the instructor via chat, polls and quiz questions and must be present the entire duration of the course.

Classroom courses

Live classroom courses are offered at more than 65 Illinois REALTORS® classroom branch locations.  Class schedules are updated daily.

Designations and Certifications

Successful real estate professionals know the value of life-long learning. Expanding your skills and knowledge will take you far in your career. Explore the designations and certifications that can take your real estate career to the next level.

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants from the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation and GI Bill® may be applied to our courses based on eligibility requirements.

Download the pre-license handbook

If you’re interested in getting a real estate license for the first time, Start your Career in Real Estate is a quick-start guide to getting a real estate license in Illinois.

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