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New Year’s Promotion for both Accelerated & D2L Hybrid classes during January & February, $100 off using NYSAVINGS promo code. 

Virtual Accelerated Class 

This course is a great option for someone who prefers a slow pace and hands on style of learning. Class meets virtually every day for 9 days with an instructor available to you for the duration of the course. This is a great option for someone who wants to complete the course quickly!

The materials for the Accelerated course include; a hard copy of the Modern Real Estate book, student workbook, midterm exam and final exam. Please note this course does require a substantial amount of reading which will include important topics and concepts that are crucial to your education.  Tuition is $625 OR $525 with NYSAVINGS promotion code. 

 March 8 – March 18

  •  First week: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Second week: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak 

 May 10 – May 20 

  •  First week: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Second week: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Instructor: Liz Eder 

 Virtual Hybrid (D2L) Class

This course is perfect for those looking for flexibility! D2L is a hybrid class, meaning it’s broken into two sections; part online self study and part live with an instructor. This course meets with an instructor twice a week for 5 weeks with self-study assignments in between the live class times.  

The materials for the Hybrid course include an online e-book, an individual student portal with book reviews, unit quizzes, exercises, midterm exam, final exam and practice exams. This is a graded course and you must score a minimum of 85%. All course materials are online, there are no hard copies of materials for this course. Tuition is $625 OR $525 with NYSAVINGS promotion code. 

A hard copy of the book is available to purchase for $54.81 from the publisher.  *Please note – this course requires several hours of self study work per week outside of the scheduled class time in order to stay on pace and pass.  

 2021

  January 25 – March 1  *Save $100 with New Year’s Promotion

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 12 – 3 pm 
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak 
  • No class on Feb 15th for Presidents Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class. 

 February 8 – March 11 *Save $100 with New Year’s Promotion

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 9am – 12pm
  • Instructor: Tom Kunkel
  • No class on Feb 15th for Presidents Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class.

 February 22 – March 25 *Save $100 with New Year’s Promotion

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 3 – 6pm
  • Instructor: Alyce Fisher

 March 15 – April 15 

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 12 – 3pm 
  • Instructor: Sandra Borland

 April 5 – May 6 

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 6 – 9pm
  • Instructor: Tom Kunkel

 April 19 – May 20 

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 3 – 6pm
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski

 May 3 – June 3

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 9am – 12pm
  • Instructor: Donna Nicholson 
  • No class on May 31st for Memorial Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class.

 May 24 – June 24 

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 3 – 6pm
  • Instructor: Tom Kunkel
  • No class on May 31st for Memorial Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class.

 June 7 – July 8

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 6 – 9pm 
  • Instructor: Sandra Borland 
  • No class on July 4th for Independence Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class.  

 June 21 – July 22

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday 12 – 3pm
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak 
  • No class on July 4th for Independence Day. Make up day will be added to the end of class. 

Online Class 

The 60 hour online self study broker pre-licensing course lets you learn at your own pace and complete the work on your schedule. Tuition is $419 and includes all materials. 

Online Self Study Course Information and Sign Up

Virtual Interactive Class

Once you’ve completed the online self study course, you will need to complete your the 15 Interactive hours in order to fulfill your broker pre-license requirement. This class meets on the weekends from 9am – 5:30pm. 

The course materials includes; case studies, Foundation for Success workbook and retention exercises. Materials will be emailed to the class 48 hours before class begins. Tuition is $250.  

March 20 – 21

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Sandra Borland

 June 5 – 6

  •  Virtual via Google Hangout. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski

Virtual Exam Prep & 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 touching on the key concepts in each chapter and do a thorough walkthrough of the exam.  

A practice exam is included in the course and will be emailed 48 hours before the review session. Tuition is $150 for students outside the Baird & Warner Branch of IR licensing school. Complimentary for BW students. 

  2021

 February 27

  •  Virtual via Google hangout. 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
  • Saturday, 9am – 3pm
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak

 April 3

  •  Virtual via Google hangout. 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
  • Saturday, 9am – 3pm
  • Instructor: Donna Nicholson

 June 12

  •  Virtual via Google hangout. 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
  • Saturday, 9am – 3pm
  • Instructor: Liz Eder

Baird & Warner Alums can make money off your real estate license without ever selling a home

If you are a current or former student of the Baird & Warner Branch of IR and are not ready to fully commit to the real estate profession or maybe don’t have the time, you can still make money by joining the Baird & Warner Referral Associates Network (RAN) for a discounted first time membership fee of $75. Click here to learn more

Use Your GI Bill to Pay for Prelicensing Classes

Baird & Warner is the first and only prelicensing school in Illinois to offer this benefit. Along with our Military on the Move program, which helps service members buy or sell a home, this is just another way we support and honor those who have served our country.  

Our Accelerated two-week course is approved for the GI Benefit from the Dept of Veteran Affairs. To use the GI Bill for real estate prelicensing courses, contact [email protected] for the Request for Veterans Benefits form. Once you’ve been processed you will be reimbursed from the Department of Veteran Affairs for the cost of the course. This may take up to a few weeks.

    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. 

     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 75 hours of broker course work, including 15 hours of interactive training.
    4. If enrolled in the hybrid course must pass with a 85% or better. 
    5. Pass the state of Illinois exam with a score of 75% or better.
    6. Apply for your Illinois real estate license through IDFPR

     For more information about licensing requirements click here.

    If you have any questions regarding regarding pre-licensing, please reach out to our Education Team at [email protected] or 1.888.564.1855.​