If you’ve passed your Illinois Real Estate Broker exam, let us first say congratulations! In order to maintain your license, Illinois requires that you complete a 30 hour Post Broker continuing education course prior to your first renewal date of April 30th, 2018. The Chicago Real Estate School is fully licensed by IDFPR and will not only make this a great learning experience for you but provide this CE course at a reasonable cost. You’ll have the option of choosing how you wish to proceed. You may complete the course entirely online with Webinar instruction, or in a live class format at any of our three locations. In addition there is no state exam for this, just our course test. We will then immediately import your records directly to IDFPR. The requirement for this course will only have to be done one time. Your next renewal period in 2018 will only require you to take 12 hours of continuing ed. If you are ready to sign up for the Post Broker course, click here!

What topics are included in the 30-hour Real Estate Post Broker License Course?

The Post Broker Course includes the following topics:

  • Environmental Issues
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Contract Law
  • Brokerage Operations & Agreements
  • Property Management & Leasing

The 30 hour Post Broker course, which must be completed prior to your first renewal, is broken up into two segments. The initial 15 hours topics portion can be studied online and reviews the content listed above. The second 15 hour Applied Measurement portion is done via live instructor-led Webinar. We offer morning, evening, and Saturday sessions. The course test can be administered at one of our convenient locations, or if you prefer, at a proctored location of your choosing. There is NO testing at the state level and CRES in addition to ensuring you a pass on your test will also immediately import your records to IDFPR for your license renewal.

Wondering which school to attend for your real estate license renewal? Find out more about CRES here, or sign up for classes now by clicking here!

Why take your Real Estate Post Broker License Course from CRES?

Thousands of students have trusted the Chicago Real Estate School over the years, for their pre-licensing and post-licensing education. Our 30-hour Post Broker Class is fully licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and we offer the convenience of an entirely-online experience.

If you took your 90-hour pre-license class at another Real Estate School, you can still take the Post Broker License Class from CRES. And even though it’s a state-mandated class, our instructors are passionate about the industry, so you’ll have a great experience.

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What are the Real Estate Broker License renewal requirements?

If you received your license since January 1, 2016, IDFPR requires that each broker take 30 hours of continuing education prior to April 30th, 2018. The course must be taken from a licensed provider such as the Chicago Real Estate School.

You’ll be glad to know that real estate license renewal in Illinois does not require a state exam, merely passing the course exam. Information on the course syllabus is available by clicking here.

The 30-hour course is only required one time, and once you pass, your information is imported directly to IDFPR. For your next renewal period (in 2018), the requirement will be 12 hours of continuing ed.

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Looking to take the Illinois Post Broker License Course online?

You can now complete your required continuing education entirely online. We know that you’re busy, and the last thing you want to do is spend more time driving to a live class. So now you can take the required education from the convenience of your office or home! This also allows us to keep our Post License Course affordable, while offering instruction from top-notch professionals.

No special equipment is required for participation in the online class – just a standard computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection. It’s an interactive application, leveraging the best online webinar service available. You will be able to ask questions during the class sessions, though you’ll find that the information is quick and easy to learn.

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Illinois Post Broker Course 2018

If you received your Illinois Broker license after January 1st of 2016 you must complete the following Continuing Education requirement known as the 30 hour Post Broker Course prior to April 30th 2018. The Chicago Real Estate School makes this transition easy and affordable. The initial 15 hour portion can be done entirely online with a hard copy text provided upon request. The remaining 15 hours can be done either via Webinar in which you are one on one with a live instructor or if you prefer in a classroom setting at any one of our three locations. For your convenience we have morning, afternoon, and evening options available. Upon completion of the course you’ll take a test. Our pass rate with this course is 100% and you will not need to test with the state. We will then immediately import your records to IDFPR so that there’ll be no delay in the issuance of your new license. From this point forward to satisfy your licensing requirements all you’ll have to do is 12 hours of CE every two years.

Tuition is $229, and includes:

  • Immediate online access to the 15 hour Topics portion
  • The remaining 15 hour Applied Measurement course
  • Hard copy text upon request
  • Testing
  • Transcript


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) As a licensed Broker am I required to take this course?
If you received your Broker license after January 1st of 2016 you must take the 30 hour Post Broker course prior to your first renewal. The deadline for this is April 30th 2018.

2) Do I have to take this course just one time?
That’s correct. Once you have successfully completed this course going forward you will only be required to take a 12 hour Continuing Education prior to the future renewal of your license every two years.

3) How do I go about testing once I’m done with the Post Broker course?
Licensed Brokers who have completed the 30 hour Post Broker course for their first renewal will be given two options for testing. One will be to test at the main branch 7300 n. Western ave. in Chicago. The other is as follows: CRES will send a proctor form to be signed by a sponsoring Broker along with the test and answer sheet. Once finished you would then scan and email the answer sheet to Kim Bates for grading which will be done immediately. Upon passing we will then port your results to IDFPR and your new license will be issued accordingly.

4) Am I required to test with the state after completion of my course?
No, you will only test with us. Once you’ve passed we will immediately import your records to IDFPR so there will be no delay in the issuance of your license.

5) Are your course approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation?
Yes, we are fully licensed for all of our course including the 30 hour Post Broker course through IDFPR.

6) Will I be given a choice on how to complete this course?
Yes, you will have the option of completing the entire course through self study with live webinars or if you prefer you may choose a live classroom format.

7) How does the webinar work?
The webinar can be utilized with any electronic device provided you have an internet connection. You will be live with the instructor who you’ll be able to see. Any questions you have throughout the process can be typed in directly to them.

8) If I need any assistance from an instructor will one be provided?
Of course, as with all of our course any questions or concerns are addressed immediately.

9) What happens if I fail the test?
No problem at all. We would allow you to retest with no penalty. A score of 75% is the passing score for this course.

Feel free to chat with us online (using the LiveChat button at the bottom of every page of the site), or call or text us at 773-647-1830 (our extended hours are listed at the bottom of the page). You can also email our Director at kim@cresedu.com, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Finally, if you’d like to receive our brochure, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We look forward to having you join us soon!