Illinois 75hr pre-license estudy course

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Hi Jeff,

You need to take 90 hours of coursework before you can sit for the exam. You can take up to 75 hours online but at least 15 hours have to be in a traditional class. Hope that helps!

Where are you located? I did my class at Net Real Estate Scholl in Summit Illinois


@Jeff Mikos

Yes, you have to take the class even if you have the materials or knowledge. 90 hours total, at least 15 of which need to be interactive (via Webinar or in person).

I took my education through Chicago Real Estate School. I did the online portion for 75 hours and in-person for 15. The online wasn't anything like my online college courses - it was simply that the PDFs of the book chapters are online, and there were videos of one of the instructors pretty much reading the book to you more or less verbatim. For me, it was perfect because I was able to learn at my (fast) pace and not be held back by the pace of the classroom, although I certainly got no value from the videos.

That being said - my 15 hour experience was good. It was essentially 4 evenings of the accelerated in-person class. Once you feel you have learned the material, you simply sign up for the interactive portion. The instructor was great, throwing in tidbits about the industry not in the book and letting us know certain terms and paragraphs to skip. Other than the occasional person who asks too many questions or person who always references the 1 in a million situation, the in-person class was solid. If I had to do it again I'd probably do the in-person the whole way just because of the added bits from the instructor. Also, when you do the in-person, they give you the password to enter the online section as well.

Just FYI in have found the experience from the coursework does not help much for my investing. There is a lot of emphasis on fair housing laws and how to do a cma. The access you gain to the mls is invaluable for doing research once you have the license though!