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Illinois REAL ESTATE
Salesperson

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We have the most industry driven and market trusted courses, accredited by the SCREC!

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Bronze Package

12- Hr. IL Broker CE Package #1 (with Ethics course)

Bronze Package

  • Residential Property Management Essentials (4 elective hours)
  • Assistance Animals And Fair Housing (4 elective hours)
  • Document Diligence: Safeguarding Your Transactions (4 elective hours)

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$821

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Silver Package

12-Hr. IL Broker CE Package #2

Silver Package

  • IL Core (4 mandatory hours)
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (4 elective hours)
  • Document Diligence: Safeguarding Your Transactions (4 elective hours)

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$821

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IL Salesperson Real Estate Licensing Package

Here’s a glimpse of what you get with our Salesperson License Package

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TWELVE IREC APPROVED COURSES

This partial package includes 12 of the total 36 hours of CE required for active license renewals.

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MULTIPLE TRAINING DELIVERY METHODS

We understand the need for convenience, ease and flexibility. You can choose from any of the delivery method; In-person Classes, Virtual Classroom, Online Self-paced, and Online Interactive to fit your learning style.

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PASSING EXAM IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT

Fortune Academy has the highest pass rates in the state for last several decades. We assure passing your class and state exam in the first attempt or you get your money back - guaranteed.

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24/7 EXPERT CONNECT

You can connect with a Real Estate guru at any time to ask any question or seek help with your training program. We are available 24/7 via phone, email and chat to provide support for your career success.

Individual Real Estate Courses for IL Continuing Education

As consumer needs change, the Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 evolves in order to accommodate those changes. It's important to stay...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Changes to the Real Estate License Act of 2000
  • How the act defines unprofessional conduct warranting disciplinary action
  • A review of agency law (including leasing agent law), agency relationships, and required disclosures
  • Types of agency agreements allowed in Illinois, and the minimum services required of each
  • Required property, environmental, compensation and business-related disclosures
  • How escrow funds must be handled, and appropriate practices if funds are disputed
  • Protected classes in fair housing at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Advertising requirements across various media
  • 4 Credit Hours
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This course meets the 1-hour IDFPR-mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training requirement. Thanks in part to movements such as #MeToo and...

Topics Covered Include:

  • How sexual harassment is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • Protections offered through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the federal Fair Housing Act
  • Ramifications of sexual harassment within a brokerage, including how it affects clients and customers
  • Federal Sexual Harassment Housing Initiative
  • Federal and state laws protecting sexual orientation and gender identity in housing
  • Landmark legal cases relating to sexual harassment and gender discrimination
  • Tips for putting together a comprehensive office policy that addresses sexual harassment and the complaint process
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 4 Credit Hours
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Must a property manager accept a tenant's emotional support animal, and under what conditions? What proof can a property manager or landlord...

Topics Covered Include:

  • The evolving fair housing law
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act intersect--and don't
  • Types of assistance animals
  • How to handle reasonable requests for accommodation
  • Case studies and legal trends
  • Examples and scenarios to help apply course content to real life
  • 4 Credit Hours
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With more than 20 million veterans living in the U.S. today, real estate professionals can provide a valuable service to a strong client base by...

Topics Covered Include:

  • A glimpse into the military lifestyle, what it means to serve, and how best to communicate with those who served
  • Tools and techniques for informing veterans on the benefits available to them
  • VA home loan program benefits, qualifications, and process
  • Strategies for identifying appropriate home options for Veterans
  • Myths and misconceptions about VA loans
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts
  • 4 Credit Hours
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The real estate market reflects our nation's diverse population, and the successful real estate professional understands and adapts to each...

Topics Covered Include:

  • The newest fair housing guidelines relating to criminal background screening, reasonable accommodation for assistance animals, and hoarding
  • A look at the socioeconomic impact of discriminatory practices in housing
  • An online test to check your own inherent bias
  • The court case that led to sexual orientation and gender identity being afforded federal fair housing protection
  • Resources that will help you identify and better serve the diverse populations within your market
  • Statistics and demographics on homeownership from:
  • The National Association of REALTORS®
  • The U.S. Census Bureau
  • The National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Two proposed additions to the seven federally protected classes
  • 4 Credit Hours
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A veteran broker once said, "No one ever failed in this business because of the paperwork." It's true: Real estate is a...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Typical transaction documents
  • Standard clauses, addenda, and contingencies
  • How to practice within the scope of your license (but avoid unauthorized practice of law)
  • How to field and manage multiple offers
  • Managing signatures, notarizations, and identification
  • Best practices in transaction management
  • Best practices in document retention
  • Keeping documents secure, both hard copy and digital Wire fraud prevention
  • 4 Credit Hours
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There’s a reason real estate agents often rank among the least trusted professionals in the U.S. But what can you do to improve the...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Meets both regular ethics renewal requirements and new licensee ethics course requirements
  • The importance of ethical behavior in NAR members and non-members alike, fostering a spirit of cooperation
  • History and evolution of the Code, the preamble, and the Code’s influence on state licensing laws
  • Structure of the Code
  • Review and application of articles 1, 2, 3, 9, 12, 15, and 16 of the NAR Code of
  • Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Case studies of real-life ethical challenges
  • Mediation and arbitration, with arbitration as the monetary dispute resolution process between REALTORS®
  • Application of Article 17 of the
  • NAR Code of Ethics to the complaints and hearing process
  • Grievance committee vs. professional standards committee
  • The ethical dilemmas presented by newer technologies
  • Best practices for demonstrating ethical behavior every day
  • This course was designed by us to meet the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Please confirm that your local association, who administers the Code of Ethics training, will accept this course.
  • 4 Credit Hours
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Fraud has become a major issue in the industry. Lawbreakers use real estate as a vehicle to steal the life savings of unsuspecting homeowners and...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Fraud and its impact on the real estate industry
  • The newest and most prevalent types of fraudulent schemes
  • Red flag behaviors that suggest someone is engaging in fraud
  • RHow to report fraudulent or suspected fraudulent
  • activities to the proper authorities
  • Key government initiatives aimed at stopping fraud and protecting consumers
  • Activities and scenarios to provide real-world context for course content
  • 3 Credit Hours
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The internet is rich with promotional opportunities. Whether it’s a post on Facebook or a tweet linking to your new listing, a status update on...

Topics Covered Include:

  • How consumers—and agents and agencies—use social media and the impact on the real estate industry
  • How to use various social media platforms—including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and
  • Pinterest—to promote your business and better serve your clients and customers
  • How various social media platforms differ and how to select the ones that are best for you and your needs
  • Tips for creating an online marketing strategy
  • Legal and ethical issues surrounding online marketing
  • Copyright law, trademarks, and public domain content
  • Tips for avoiding common social media missteps
  • 4 Credit Hours
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For many real estate professionals, property management is a natural extension of their expertise. Whether you’re thinking about taking on your...

Topics Covered Include:

  • Property management contracts
  • Property types and evaluating factors
  • Tips for building a successful working relationship with property owners
  • Landlord and tenant obligations
  • Tips for careening and retaining tenants
  • Informal rental agreements and the risks involved
  • How to deal with delinquent tenants
  • Fair housing guidelines and exemptions
  • 4 Credit Hours
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State-of-the-art Delivery Methods

Our instructor-led classes provide complete support and equip you with the right information for your license acquisition.

In-Person Learning

The best education option for students who prefer a traditional, in-person learning format where instructors and students share a learning environment.

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Virtual Learning

Learn Real Estate at a comfortable pace, in an online environment where you can access learning materials and examinations.

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NEW: Online Interactive Learning

Complete quizzes, submit assignments and learn from tenured Real Estate experts in an integrative online classroom experience.

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Online Self-Paced Learning

View on-demand video lessons from virtual Real Estate instructors and receive 24/7 email support for help completing assignments.

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The tenured and experienced instructors at Fortune Academy are committed to providing students with the best possible education and are dedicated to helping them succeed. They go above and beyond in their efforts to ensure that every student is well-prepared for a successful career after graduation from our school.

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Have questions regarding the IL real estate Salesperson course? We got you covered.

Yes, one needs to be 18-year-old or above as per the requirements of the SCREC

Ten (10) hours biennially if a IL resident licensee. 4 hours must be the core mandatory course and 6 hours must be electives. Brokers in Charge will have to take a mandatory BIC Responsibility 4-hour course in addition to the core course, and will only have to take 2 hours of electives. If you are a non-resident and licensed in your resident jurisdiction, you have to meet the CE requirements of your resident state. If you have 25 years of active licensed experience you may submit a request for Partial Continuing Education Exemption. If you meet the experience requirements based upon licensure in another jurisdiction, we will need you to obtain and submit certifications of licensure history. If you are active-duty military, you are exempt from CE while on active service

Our current courses are 100% self-paced and online. All course content is presented in a series of online screens with quizzes to determine mastery before moving to the next series.

If you are considering taking the state licensing exam, you can apply online by going to the PSI website and following the online prompts after registering for an account. Once your eligibility has been forwarded to PSI, you have received approval to schedule the state exam.

The Illinois Real Estate Commission has contracted with PSI. PSI will provide examinations for real estate licensure through a network of computer exam centers. Registering online is recommended for the fastest and convenient exam-scheduling process. If you have any difficulties scheduling your exam, call the PSI help line at 855-340-3701.

A high school diploma (or certificate of equivalency) is necessary as per the requirements of the SCREC

SCREC recognizes the qualifications of non-resident licensees of other jurisdiction, however one must still must apply for and take the IL portion of the real estate examination (and if applying to become a broker, meet the 3 years actively licensed sales experience requirements). With your examination application, you will need to submit certification(s) of licensure from any jurisdiction(s) in which you have held licensure in the last 5 years. You must also have been licensed within 6 months prior to IL Application. Resident applicants with licenses in other jurisdictions who have been residents for more than 6 months cannot qualify to take the IL. examination with just a certification of licensure from another jurisdiction. The resident applicant will also need to take the following pre-licensing education:
For a Salesperson exam applicant
A SC resident (for more than 6 months) with a license in another jurisdiction who will have to take Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Principles class (30 hours)
For a Broker exam applicant
a SC resident (for more than 6 months) with a broker license in another jurisdiction will have to take Broker Unit IIIA and Broker Unit IIIB classes (60 hours) PDF Exam Application Link: https://llr.sc.gov/re/recpdf/doc231.pdf Online Applications Link: https://llr.sc.gov/re/Instructions.aspx

Courses are designed to help you pass your Illinois licensing exam and prepare you for a career in real estate. Topics include local government regulations and agency relationships. Courses are inspired by real-life scenarios you'll face as a Salesperson in Illinois.

All courses include an exam, which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions each. You must achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to receive your certificate of completion.

Yes, our agency requires that we receive and verify social security numbers through a copy of the social security card prior to issuing any license for any licensing Board.