Have you thought about getting your real estate license in Illinois, and wondered how long it would take?

We have an entire video explaining the steps of the real estate license process in detail, but when you boil it down, it essentially involves:

As for taking the Illinois Real Estate Exam, with the impact of COVID-19, the situation is evolving, so we’ll give you an update at the end of this article.

How long does the real estate class take to complete?

The class itself typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete, depending on a few different factors. Then, while you have up to 2 years to take the state exam after finishing the class, we recommend doing it as soon as possible. Once you pass, you’ll find a sponsoring broker, apply for your license, and start selling immediately. One big factor is how long you have to wait before starting the class. Some real estate schools offer classes once every month or two, but the Chicago Real Estate School has new sets of classes starting every few weeks. And, since the material is not sequential, you can jump in any time, if you choose our Live Option Course. We also offer a self-study course which you can begin immediately!

The Illinois Real Estate Exam is normally offered 6 days per week in downtown Chicago and nearby suburbs, as well as other locations around the state.

We promised you an update on the current situation regarding testing. As of this time, testing centers have opened up again and are offering the exam. So there’s no reason to wait! You can begin the course now, and even with a potential backlog at testing centers, it’s likely that you could have your license in less than 8 weeks!  Feel free to reach out to us – we’re here to help!