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

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 at regular price.
  4. You must make up any missed classes or exams within 6 months of original course purchase.

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.  Price: $625

August 6-17, 2018 210 W Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

August 6-17, 2018 230 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

August 27 - Sept 7, 2018 120 S. LaSalle Street, 20th Floor, Chicago IL 60603

October 8 -19, 2018 230 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

November 5 - 16, 2018 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 1,2018 - Sept 11, 2018 - 836 W 75th Street, Naperville IL 

Home Study: Students to pick up material Wednesday August 1, 2018 9am - 5pm at the class location.  Homestudy to run August 1 - 21, 2018.

Important Note: All home study material must be completed prior to the start of class (August 21st) to successfully complete 90 hour course.

Classroom Portion: August 21- Sept 11, 2018, Tuesday's and Thursday's; 6:00pm - 9:30pm and 1 Saturday and Sunday **The 15 Hour Interactive portion will be held Sept 8th (Saturday) & 9th (Sunday) from 9am - 5:00pm each day .

Classes will Meet these dates:  

Tuesday's - August 21st, 28th, Sept 4th, 11th

Thursday's - August 23rd, 30th, Sept 6th

Saturday & Sunday -  Sept 8th & 9th



15-Hour Interactive Classroom (at B&W)

When you purchase the 75 hour course 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

July 19 & 20, 2018  1920 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

August 4 & 5, 2018  724 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Sept 8 & 9, 2018 836 W 75th Street, Naperville IL 60565