Real Estate Broker Continuing Education



Illinois real estate brokers must complete 12 hours of continuing education by April 30, 2018.

The 12 hour requirement must be completed during the pre-renewal period of May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018. Six hours of CE must be mandatory Core A and Core B.  Six hours can be elective courses. Continuing education completed during this period will be credited to the April 30, 2018 renewal date. If you’re not sure which courses you may have completed, click here to check the CE lookup page on the IDFPR website.

Please note: If you were licensed AFTER February 1, 2016 and this is your first renewal, you need to complete 30 hours of post licensing education (click here for more information). If you get your license AFTER February 1, 2018, your first renewal date is April 30, 2020 and no CE is required during this renewal period. However, you must complete 30 hours of post license education before your first renewal. The post license course must be completed after May 1, 2018 in order to be credited to your 2020 renewal. If you’re not sure of the date your license was issued, click here to check the license lookup page on the IDFPR website.

Practicing attorneys are exempt from the continuing education requirements.

Our Flexible Learning programs let you complete your CE requirements any way you want. We offer Home Study, Classroom/Home Study combination, Online classes, and Classroom/Webinar. 

Download our current CE schedule here.

Select the course and delivery format that best fits your needs and learning style

Home Study

Students receive textbooks and workbooks for the course or courses ordered. The books contain reading assignments and self testing. When prepared, the student calls and sets an appointment for testing. The exams are proctored and administered at the school office or at the site of an approved proctor. For the proctor form and information, click here. Students have up to 6 months to complete the course.

Classroom and Home Study Combination

To make continuing education compliance easy for our students, we offer the mandatory Core A class, followed by a proctored testing session for the rest of the required CE that has been completed home-study prior to the class dates. Our classroom and testing sessions are held at various locations throughout the Chicagoland area and Rockford. Choose the location and home-study course or courses below.

Classroom/Webinar

Upcoming classroom sessions in Aurora (320 N. Lake St.):

Wednesday, March 7
Core A, Fair Housing6:30-9:30 pmAuroraRegister Here
Wednesday, March 14Professional Ethics6:30-9:30 pmAuroraRegister Here
Wednesday, March 21Reduce Your Professional Risk6:30-9:30 pmAuroraRegister Here
Wednesday, March 28Environmental Issues6:30-9:30 pmAuroraRegister Here

   

Upcoming classroom sessions in Hillside (341 N. Laverne Ave., Suite B):


  
Sat., Feb. 10              
Core A, Fair Housing9am - 12 pmHillsideRegister Here
Sat., Feb. 10Reduce Your Professional Risk        1pm - 4 pmHillsideRegister Here
Sat., Feb. 17Professional Ethics9am - 12 pmHillsideRegister Here
Sat., Feb. 17Environmental Issues1pm - 4 pmHillsideRegister Here
 
    
   
    
    




Continuing Education Courses

  • 3-hour Core A: Fair Housing, Agency, License Law, Escrow (license no. 564.002262)
  • 3-hour Core B: Mortgage Fraud in the Marketplace (license no. 564.001948)
  • 3-hour Core B: Reduce Your Professional Risk (license no. 564.002694)
  • 3-hour Core B: Fair Housing - It's a Right (license no. 564.000911)

Elective Courses

  • 3-hour Environmental Issues (license no. 564.000368)
  • 3-hour Professional Ethics (license no. 564.001382)

Students receive textbooks and workbooks for the course or courses ordered. The books contain reading assignments and self testing. When prepared, the student calls and sets an appointment for testing. The exams are proctored and administered at the school office or at the site of an approved proctor. Students have up to 6 months to complete the course.

Tuition:

  • 12 hours $75.00
  • 9 hours $65.00
  • 6 hours $50.00
  • 3 hours $25.00

Select the courses you wish to complete. The package price will be calculated at checkout.

A note about materials: Your materials are available to you online as soon as you are registered for the course. Go to Students Only at the top of our website, sign in, and select My Classes. You will be able to download a PDF for each CE course that you are registered for.

Online Classes

  • 6-hour Core A & Core B: Fair Housing, Agency, License Law, Legal Issues, Short Sales
  • 6-hour Elective: Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs and Auctions
  • 6-hour Elective: Everyday Ethics in Real Estate (meets the NAR requirement)

To register for online courses only, click below and complete the online course. The exams are proctored and administered at the school office or at the site of an approved proctor.

CLICK HERE for Online Courses


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Every agent is not a REALTOR®.  You become a REALTOR® after you pass your real estate course, pass the state license exam, join a real estate company and then join the National Association of REALTORS®.

According to the NAR, the term REALTOR has one, and only one, meaning:
"REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics."

Michael Fair, President and Director of Your House Academy is an NAR member.