Getting Your Real Estate License

Illinois REALTORS Licensing and Training Center

Getting your license (pre-license)

Careers in real estate begin with pre-license education. 

Download our free handbook, Start Your Career in Real Estate for a step-by-step guide to become a real estate broker in Illinois.

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The first required course is the 75-hour Broker Pre-License Topics course

Interested in licensing requirements? Select a license type to learn more:

Broker License  Managing Broker License   

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Let us answer your questions about real estate licensing. Our Education Specialists provide exceptional personal service. Contact us by phone, email or online chat. We are here to help you.

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