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Pioneers of Real Estate Education Since 1982

ILLINOIS
REAL ESTATE BROKER PRE-LICENSING PROGRAMS

11 Campuses, 4 Learning Methods, 1 Real Estate Pre-License Destination.

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All courses approved by ILREC (Approval # 004) to meet licensing requirements.

ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON PRE-LICENSING COURSE PACKAGES

Bronze Package

75-Hr. Illinois Broker Real Estate License Package

Bronze Package

  • 75 Hours of IL Pre-Licensing

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$821

Pass the test or your money back!

Silver Package

75-Hr. Illinois Broker Real Estate License

Silver Package

  • 75 Hours of IL Pre-Licensing
  • Exam Prep Edge - National & Illinois
  • Pass Guarantee

$561 Save
$821

Pass the test or your money back!

Gold Package

75-Hr. Illinois Broker Real Estate License

Gold Package

  • 75 Hours of IL Pre-Licensing
  • Exam Prep Edge - National & Illinois
  • Pass Guarantee
  • Business Building Courses

$561 Save
$821

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Platinum Package

75-Hr. Illinois Broker Real Estate License

Platinum Package

  • Help75 Hours of IL Pre-Licensing
  • Exam Prep Edge - National & Illinois
  • Pass Guarantee
  • Business Building Courses

$561 Save
$821

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75-Hour Illinois Real Estate Broker License Program

Here’s what the Fortune Academy Broker License package includes:

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One ILREC-Approved Courses

Includes both mandatory training courses required by the Idaho Real Estate Commission — the 75 Hours of IL Pre-Licensing

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4 Unique Training Delivery Methods

Choose from among our unique learning methods — in-person classroom, online zoom and online self-paced, or our new online interactive method to accommodate any lifestyle convenience.

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85% FIRST-TIME EXAM PASS RATE

We’ve maintained the highest first-time Pre-Licensing pass rates in South Carolina for the last four decades. Pass the state exam on your first attempt or get your money back — guaranteed.

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24/7 Expert Help & Student Support

Connect with an on-demand real estate professional whenever you need answers or information. We’re available 24/7 via phone, email, text or chat to support your real estate career success.

Real Estate Courses for IL Broker License

All courses are required by the ILREC to receive a state-compliant real estate license. Courses can be purchased separately or through the bundles listed below.

This course provides 60 of the 75 hours of instruction in basic principles of real estate required of all applicants for a broker...

Topics Covered Include:

  • The course gives students the foundational information and practical business skills they need to succeed as real estate brokers in Illinois while also preparing them for the Illinois licence exam. Real estate, agency, state and federal legislation, advertising, valuation, finance, real estate calculations, contracts, title transfer, and property management are among the subjects covered.
  • 60 Credit Hours
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This course provides 15 of the 75 hours of instruction required of all applicants for a broker license in Illinois. The course is interactive,...

Topics Covered Include:

  • 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.
  • 15 Credit Hours
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Master real estate sales whenever, wherever

Our instructor-led classes provide the support you need to take your real estate career to the next level.

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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Why Fortune Academy?

300,000+ Trained Professionals
300,000+ Trained Professionals

Fortune Academy is the fourth-ever real estate school approved in South Carolina. We’ve continued to help real estate professionals meet new challenges since pioneering the real estate education space in 1982.

100% Money-Back Guarantee
100% Money-Back Guarantee

Your success is our success. We’ll fully refund your initial costs if you don’t pass your real estate license examination on your first attempt, after graduating from a Fortune Academy program.

State-High Pass Rates
State-High Pass Rates

We’ve helped 85% of our 300,000+ program graduates pass their real estate licensure exam on their first attempt. Our certified instructors make complex curriculums easy to understand, regardless of your real estate experience.

Ease and Convenience
Ease and Convenience

We offer a variety of convenient class schedules with day, evening and weekend classes. Our classes and training courses are accessible anytime anywhere through our mobile friendly education. Our training delivery methods provide flexibility to meet all lifestyle needs.

Our Instructors

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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Frequently Asked Question

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.

5 Simple Steps to Get Your Illinois Broker License

Meet ILREC requirements by following the steps below:

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    Prerequisites:

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    Complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education

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    Pass the course final exam.

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    Pass the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination

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    Select a sponsoring broker

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Prerequisites:

Be at least 18 years of age. Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent..

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Complete 75 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education

Successfully complete an approved 75 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course with 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education and 15 mandatory interactive hours. Learn more about your package options here.

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Pass the course final exam.

After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, you must pass a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%.

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Pass the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination

You will have 3.5 hours to take this 140-question test comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements. For more information, see the PSI Candidate Handbook. Beginning Friday, October 15, 2021 - PSI will be launching the option of remote proctoring for IL licensing candidates. Blackout Days will begin Thursday, October 14th, 2021 through October 16th, 2021. Beginning Saturday, October 16th, 2021 - Students will be able to take remote proctored exams. You can schedule an exam through the PSI exam site. PSI has a dedicated number for Illinois candidates with scheduling or any other issues on their exam - (855) 340-3893.

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Select a sponsoring broker

To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Illinois sponsoring broker. It's important to find the right broker to work with since this person will serve as your mentor as you start your new career in real estate. Here are some questions to consider during your search: What is their reputation, both locally and nationally? What kind of real estate agents are they looking for? Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems? How do they support their agents with education and training? What kind of commission structure do they offer? Do they offer benefits? Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material? Is there room to grow with the brokerage?

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