First things first. Get licensed.

To enter the exciting, meaningful, high earning-potential world of real estate, you’ll need to take classes, pass exams and affiliate with an established real estate agency. Whew! If that sounds like a lot of work, well, it is. But here at Baird & Warner, we work together to make it easier for those just getting started.

Pre-Licensing Requirements

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

  1. Be at least 21 years old or be at least 18 years old and receive prior approval by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  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

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.​

 

Illinois Realtors® Real Estate Courses

2-Week Accelerated Classroom Course

This 90-hour course satisfies educational requirements needed to take the Illinois broker licensing exam including the 15-hour interactive training. Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Price: $625

July 15-25, 2019 – 210 W Northwest Hwy, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

August 5-16, 2019 – 230 W Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

September 16-27, 2019 – 120 S. LaSalle Street, 20th Floor, Chicago IL 60603, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

Oct. 21-Nov. 1, 2019 – 1557 S Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

November 11-22, 2019 – 120 S. LaSalle Street, 20th Floor, Chicago IL 60603, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

December 2-13, 2019  – 230 W Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Instructor:  Jodi Kloska

December 9-20, 2019– 1920 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035, Instructor:  Lin Ewing

 

90 Hour Evening and Weekend Course

This course is designed for the working professional who desires a classroom course but is unable to attend daytime classes during the week.  Price: $625

 July 22 – August 25, 2019 – 210 W Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004- Instructor: Vic Valenti

 

15-Hour Interactive Classroom (at B&W)

When you purchase the 75 hour course through the Illinois Association of Realtors (217-529-2600) or at illinoisrealtor.org. When combined with the 15-Hour Broker Pre-license Interactive course offered by Baird & Warner, this will meet eligibility requirements to take the state exam to obtain a Broker license in Illinois. Students must complete at least 85% of the 75 hour pre licensing course prior to taking the 15 hour Interactive course.  Cost is $150

 June 22 & 23, 2019 – 230 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake IL 60014 Instructor:  Jodi Kloska