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Accelerated (Virtual) Classes 

This course in a great option for someone who prefers a slow paced, hands on style of learning. This course meets virtually every day for a 9 day time period with an instructor. A great option for someone who wants to complete the course quickly! Tuition is $625 including all materials. 

    November 2 – November 12

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor 
    • First Week Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
    • Second Week Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm
    • Instructor: Alyce Fisher and Tod Turriff
    • Enrollment closes Wednesday October 28 at 12 pm 

    November 9 – November 19

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor
    • First Week Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
    • Second Weekly Monday- Thursday 9am – 5:30pm
    • Instructor: Liz Eder
    • Enrollment closes Wednesday Nov 4 at 12 pm

    Hybrid (D2L) Classes

    Our Desire 2 Learn course (D2L) is a hybrid course, part online and part virtual. This course meets twice per week with an instructor for three hours per session with self-study assignments in between.  Classes are over a 5 week period and tuition is $625 including all materials. Perfect for those who need flexibility!

    November 2 – December 7th  *Additional Course Just Added due to High Demand

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor 
    • Monday & Thursday 6 – 9 pm
    • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required 
    • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
    • Skipping Thursday Nov 26th for Thanksgiving. Make up day will be Monday Dec 7th
    • Enrollment closes Friday Oct 30th at 3 pm

    November 9 – December 10

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor 
    • Monday & Thursday 12 – 3 pm
    • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required 
    • Instructor: Tom Kunkel 
    • Skipping Thursday Nov 26th for Thanksgiving. Make up day will be on Monday Dec 14th
    • Enrollment closes Friday Nov 6th at 3 pm

    November 23 – December 30 

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor 
    • Monday & Thursday 3 – 6 pm
    • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required
    • Instructor: Liz Eder
    • No class on Nov 26th, Dec 24th or Dec 31st due to the holidays. Make up days will be on the Wednesday before the original class date. 

    December 7 – January 7 

    • Virtual! This class is taught virtually via google hangout by a live instructor 
    • Monday & Thursday 9am – 12pm 
    • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required 
    • Instructor: Diense Baniak 
    • No class on Dec 24th or 31st due to the holiday. Make up days will be on the Wednesday before the original class date. 

    Online Class 

    The broker pre-licensing topics course lets you learn at your own pace and complete the work on your schedule. Tuition is $385 and includes all materials. 

    Sign up for the online class here 

    Review Day 

    If you need a little more time preparing for the National and State exam, this review day is a great way to get ready! The instructor will cover a full course review and exam preparation.  Tuition is $150. 

      VIRTUAL! November 14

      • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required 
      • Half of the review will cover high level chapter overview and the second half will be a practice exam
      • 9am – 5:30pm
      • Instructor: Diense Baniak 

      Interactive Classes

      Once you’ve completed the online course, you will need to complete your the 15 final hours in order to fulfill your broker pre-license requirement. This class meets on the weekends from 9am – 5:30pm. Tuition is $150 including all materials. 

        VIRTUAL! October 17 – 18 

        • VIRTUAL! This class is taught virtually via google hangouts by a live instructor 
        • A device with audio and visual capabilities is required 
        • 9am- 5:30pm
        • Instructor: Sandra Borland

        Post License Classes

        This 45 hour course is for licensed brokers in their first renewal cycle who were issued a licensed between February 1 2018 – April 9 2019. This class covers the 30 hour broker post license topics course and the 15 hour broker post license interactive course.

        These class will also include the 1 hour of required CE for agents in their first year of renewal. The CE course is the Sexual Harassment Prevention training. 

        August 17 – 27  *This course is only available to current Baird & Warner agents*

        • Virtual! A device with audio and visual capabilities is required
        • Instructor: Lynn Madison
        • Dates: Monday & Tuesday Aug 17-18, Thursday & Friday Aug 20-21, Wednesday & Thursday Aug 26-27
        • Price: $329 

        Illinois Education and Training Grant 

        • Save up to $100 on the pre-licensing course by applying for this grant! 
        • The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) created a scholarship fund along with the Illinois REALTORS® to provide scholarship assistance to applicants pursuing a degree or license within the field of real estate in the state of Illinois.

        Click here to apply. 

        Materials to Purchase 

        • If you are enrolled in the online self study course or the hybrid course, an online version of the book is provided in the program. In our experience, students have enjoyed having a physical copy of the book as well. You can purchase the book below from Dearborn Publishing for $54.81. 

        Click here to purchase.

         FAQ’s 

        1. What happens if I don’t pass the state exam? 

        If you do not pass the state exam after completing your courses, you make retake the exam up to three times (on different days). If you do not pass the exam on the fourth attempt, you must retake the pre-licensing coursework before registering again for the exam. 

        2. How much will it cost me to get my real estate license? 

        Your individual cost will depend on which course you choose. The course runs approx $625, paperwork submitted to the state is $125,  yearly board fees approx $1,500.  Total start up cost approx $2,300. 

        3. Where are the classes taught? 

        Baird & Warner has 28 office all over the Chicagoland area and we hold pre and post licensing courses in our branch locations. They’re all equipped with state of the art technology and spacious technology

        4.  What materials do I need to take the course? 

        Baird & Warner will provide all the students with course materials such as workbooks, practice tests and the Modern Real Estate book. 

        5. What happens if the course in cancelled? 

        Baird & Warner will reach out the week before the class to let you know if it will be cancelled. If it is cancelled you will receive a full refund. 

        6. Who teaches the course? 

        The instructors are industry experts with real world experience working with buyers and sellers. 

        7. Where do I take the state exam once  I complete the pre-licensing course? 

        All students need to register with AMP prior to course completion and we will send you your course transcripts to complete the exam registration process.  Here are the Illinois test centers

        Pre-Licensing Requirements

        To obtain a real estate broker license in Illinois, you must:

        1. Be at least 18 years old.
        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.
        5. Apply for your Illinois real estate license through IDFPR

        For more information about licensing requirements click here.

        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 [email protected] or 1.888.564.1855.​