How to become a real estate agent in Illinois

To get a real estate license in Illinois, you need to complete required pre-license education courses and pass the state licensing exam. We provide you with courses that can be completed entirely from home or in a classroom near you, and our Education Specialists provide exceptional personal support to our students. 

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To learn more about becoming a broker, managing broker or leasing agent, select an option below:

Broker License


Managing Broker License


Leasing Agent LicenseContinuing Education


Have Questions? Contact an Education Specialist:
Phone: (217) 529-2600 or (800) 752-3274
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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