course FORMATS


The content and number of classroom hours are exactly the same – it’s a total of 35 classroom hours, spread out over 10 sessions. (The balance of the 90 hours is self-study.)

The ACCELERATED Course is ideal if you’re wanting to get your license as quickly as possible, in a classroom setting, and if you have a flexible schedule. Classes take place every weekday for two weeks, either 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, or 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

The 5-WEEK Course is excellent for busy people who want to get their Real Estate license, in a classroom setting. Classes happen on two weekdays per week, either 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, or 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM, OR one Saturday per week (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM), for a total of five weeks.

The state only mandates 15 hours of classroom time, but we’ve expanded that to 35 hours, which we find to be ideal, and results in our exceptional pass rate. The rest of the time is self-study, but it’s not tracked – you’ll only spend whatever time it takes to master the material.

Because we far exceed the minimum required number of hours, it’s not a problem if you have to miss one or two sessions, or if you want to sign up for a class whose first session has already happened. You will have access to our online materials, which include video reviews of each chapter so that you can see what you missed. We can also schedule a make-up session in another class, by special arrangement with our Director, and if you need to switch over to a different session because of “life circumstances”, that’s not a problem.

The textbook is the same for both course formats. It has been custom-written for CRES, packed with almost 500 pages of real content – no fluff or unnecessary material. The textbook can be picked up in advance, or when you arrive for your first class. Click to find out about the process of becoming an Illinois Real Estate Broker, the requirements and description of a Real Estate Broker, and paying for the course.

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