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Pre-Licensing Courses

Accelerated Course – Virtual & In Person options – This course is a great option for someone who prefer a more interactive learning style. This class includes instruction and supplemental course materials that are designed for depth learning and comprehension. Class meets every day for 9 days with a live instructor. This is a great option for someone who wants to complete the course quickly! 

This course includes the required 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education + 15 mandatory interactive hours. 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, use promo code BACK2SCHOOL to receive $75 off.

August 15th – August 25th – Virtual

  • Week 1 – Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Week 2 – Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
  • Registration closes on August 11th at 10am

 

September 12th – September 22nd – Virtual

  • Week 1 – Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Week 2 – Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
  • Registration closes on September 8th at 10am

 

October 17th – October 27th – Virtual

  • Week 1 – Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Week 2 – Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm 
  • Instructor: Liz Eder
  • Registration closes on October 13th at 10am

November 7th – November 17th

  • Week 1 – Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Week 2 – Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
  • Registration closes on November 3rd at 10am

 

December 5th – December 15th

  • Week 1 – Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Week 2 – Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Liz Eder
  • Registration closes on December 1st at 10am

Virtual Hybrid (D2L) Course – 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.

This course includes the requires 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education + 15 mandatory interactive hours. The materials included are an online e-book, an individual student portal with book reviews, unit quizzes, exercises, midterm exam, final exam and practice exams. All course material is online, there are no hard copies. A hard copy of the book is available to purchase from the publisher, click here. Please note that 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. Tuition is $625, use promo code BACK2SCHOOL to receive $75 off.

August 15th – September 19th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6 – 9pm
  • No class on Monday, September 5th
  • Instructor: Liz Eder
  • Registration closes on July 29th at 3pm

August 22nd – September 26th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 9am – 12pm
  • No class on Monday, September 5th
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak
  • Registration closes on August 18th at 3pm

August 29th – October 3rd

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • No class on Monday, September 5th
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Blaszak
  • Registration closes on August 26th at 3pm

September 12th – October 17th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • No class on Monday, October 10th
  • Instructor: Alyce Fisher
  • Registration closes on September 9th at 3pm

September 19th – October 24th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 9am – 12pm
  • No class on Monday, October 10th
  • Instructor: Shannon Palermo
  • Registration closes on September 16th at 3pm

September 26th – October 31st

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 12-3pm
  • No class on Monday, October 10th
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
  • Registration closes on September 23rd at 3pm

October 3rd – November 7th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 12-3pm
  • No class on Monday, October 10th
  • Instructor: Tom Kunkel
  • Registration closes on September 30th at 3pm

October 17th – November 17th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak
  • Registration closes on October 14th at 3pm

October 24th – November 28th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Blaszak
  • Registration closes on October 21st at 3pm

October 31st – December 5th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 12-3pm
  • Instructor: Liz Eder
  • Registration closes on October 28th at 3pm

November 7th – December 12th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 9am – 12pm
  • No class on Thursday, November 24th
  • Instructor: Shannon Palermo
  • Registration closes on November 4th at 3pm

 

November 14th – December 12th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 3-6pm
  • No class on Thursday, November 24th
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak
  • Registration closes on November 11th at 3pm

 

November 14th – December 12th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • No class on Thursday, November 24th
  • Instructor: Alyce Fisher
  • Registration closes on November 11th at 3pm

 

December 5th – January 9th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • No class on Monday, December 26th
  • Instructor: Tom Kunkel
  • Registration closes on December 2nd at 3pm

 

December 5th – January 9th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 6-9pm
  • No class on Monday, December 26th
  • Instructor: Christine Serwinski
  • Registration closes on December 2nd at 3pm

 

December 12th – January 16th

  • Virtual via Zoom. A device with audio and visual capabilities is required. 
  • Monday & Thursday, 9am-12pm
  • No class on Monday, December 26th
  • Instructor: Diense Baniak
  • Registration closes on December 9th at 3pm

Self Study Pre-Licensing Course – The 60 hour online self study broker pre-licensing course lets you learn a your own pace and complete the work on your own schedule. Click here for more information and registration.

15 Hour Interactive Course – Once you’ve completed the online self study course, you will need to complete the 15 Interactive hours in order to fulfill your broker pre-license requirement. We offer both live and self study options.

  • Self Study – The course is interactive, presenting situational simulations, case studies, role playing and demonstrations of real estate activities, requiring application of the basic principles of real estate presented in the 60-Hour Broker Pre-License Topics Course. Course topics include the principles of real property, state and federal law, real estate transactions, and real estate career paths. $129, click here to register 
  • Virtual Classes with Live Instructor – 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 $200

Virtual Pre-Licensing Exam Prep & Review Session – 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 $50 for students outside the Baird & Warner Branch of IR licensing school. Complimentary for BW students.

August 13th

  • Virtual via Zoom. 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

September 10th

  • Virtual via Zoom. 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: Christine Serwinski

October 8th

  • Virtual via Zoom. 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

November 12th

  • Virtual via Zoom. 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

December 10th

  • Virtual via Zoom. 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: Christine Serwinski

Post-Licensing Courses

45 Hour Post-Licensing Courses – Baird & Warner 45-hour Broker Post-License D2L Hybrid Class provided by Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center. The 45-hour Broker Post-License curriculum is required for licensed brokers in their first renewal cycle having been licensed on or after November 1, 2019. You must have been issued your license number (begins with 475) prior to taking this course. If you are not sure, you can confirm your license issue date and status with IDFR by following this link. We would recommend either 6 months of experience or 2 or more completed transactions. *If you were licensed between November 1st, 2019 and October 31st, 2021. You must complete your 45 Hour Post-License by April 30th, 2022.

  • Self Study Course Click here for more information and to register. 

  •  Virtual Classes with Live Instructor – The 45 hours of post-license consists of three, 15-hour courses each ending with a 50-question final exam. Includes Risk Management /Discipline (RMD) (includes sexual harassment prevention requirement), Applied Brokerage Principles(ABP) & Transactional Issues(TI). There will be 4 live class sessions, 2 Tuesdays that will meet from 6-8pm followed by 2 full days from 9-5:30pm. Tuition is $300, click below to register.
Baird & Warner (RAN)
BW Alums can make money off your real estate license without ever selling a home. If you're a Baird & Warner Branch of IR student & not ready to fully commit to the real estate profession you can still make money by joining the Baird & Warner (RAN) for a discounted first time membership fee of $75.
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GI Bill
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.
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Illinois Education & Training Grant
Save up to $100 on the pre-licensing course by applying for this grant!
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Requirements To Obtain A Illinois Real Estate Broker License
Be at least 18 years old, to take the exams. Be a high school graduate or equivalent. (G.E.D.). Complete 75 hours of broker course work. Pass the state of Illinois exam with a score of 75% or better.
For more information click here
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If you have any questions regarding regarding pre-licensing, please reach out to our Education Team at education@bairdwarner.com or 1.312.857.4337
 
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