Real Estate License Classes

To be eligible to take the Illinois Broker License, you must be 21 years old, be a high school graduate (or have obtained a G.E.D), and have successfully completed the 90 hours of pre-license coursework.  75 hours can be taken in a class, online or self study.  The 15 hour course must be taken in a classroom setting.   


This course is offered by many major real estate organizations, by private companies, and by many colleges and universities.  The course is identical regardless of where you take it, and you do not have to be “sponsored” by a specific company to take the course. 


You can take the course in the usual classroom mode at various Lake County locations (typically 3 hour sessions one or two nights per week for 8 or 12 weeks), on the internet, and as a home study course.  Since the material is the same, we suggest you take the course however and wherever it is most convenient for you.  The decision as to what company to ultimately work for should be made independently of where you take the license course.


Below are organizations to contact for specific dates, locations, and fees for license courses:

Realtors Real Estate School
200 S. Michigan, #400
Chicago, IL  60604
(312) 803-4900 
Real Estate Institute
6203 W. Howard Street
Niles, IL  60714
(800) 995-1700
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-2000

For information on what CENTURY 21 Kreuser and Seiler offers real estate career candidates, please contact Lauren Buchel, Agent Development Manager at (847) 367-1171 ext. 277 or 
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