Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic requirements to obtain my Illinois Real Estate Broker License?

To qualify you must meet 4 basic requirements

  1. You must be 21 years old
  2. High School graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  3. Successfully complete the required 90 hours of coursework
  4. Pass the state licensing exam

What does it cost to take the Pre-Licensing Classes?

IAR charges $385  (plus tax, shipping and handling) for the 75 hour home-study course.  Our classroom experience including the review is $425 investment for a total investment of $810.

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

There are many opportunities available to offset the cost of the coursework.  Contact an instructor to see what is available for you.

How long does it take?

The class takes approximately 8 weeks.

I’ve been out of school for a while, what are my chances of success?

We’ve had students that have been out of the education system for 40+ years take and pass our course the first time through.  The best indicator of success is the amount of time and effort you are willing to put in.  Real estate is not for everyone but we are confident that our course will prepare you and give you the best chance possible to pass the exam.

How much does the state exam cost?

The state exam costs $46 to take.

How is your school different from others?

The biggest differences are our instructors and the focus on preparing you for the exams and your career after the tests are over.  The priority is passing the tests but we know there is more to prepare for than an exam.  If you are planning to use your broker license for a business we want to help you prepare for your career not just a test.

This seems to easy or this seems overwhelming?!?!

Give us a call!  We can explain the process in more detail and help you understand how it can work for you.  We have seen so many different scenarios and individual situations teaching this course and are sure we can help you too.