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Real Estate

The Real Estate curriculum at College of DuPage meets the needs of students who would like to begin a career in the real estate industry. The curriculum includes courses required by the State of Illinois that qualify students to take the following state license examinations:

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Managing Broker

To enroll, please contact the Continuing Education Registration Team at CE@cod.edu or (630)942-2208.

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Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing courses (75-hours)

*Real Estate courses meet the new (75 Hr) State approved curriculum

This is a 60-hour required course to take the Illinois Real Estate Broker License Examination

Spring 2022
Monday and Wednesday, Jan.24 to April 13
6 to 8:50 p.m.
PROED-1130-003, $686
Live, interactive webinar 

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan.25 to April 14
10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
PROED-1130-005, $686
Live, interactive webinar

This is a 15-hour required course to take the Illinois Real Estate Broker's License Examination. Prerequisite: Real Estate 1130 with a grade of 75 percent or better.

Spring 2022
Monday and Wednesday, April 18 to May 4 
6 to 8:35 p.m.
PROED-1131-003, $138
Live, interactive webinar 

Tuesday and Thursday, April 19 to May 5
10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
PROED-1131-005, $138
Live, interactive webinar

Requirements:

Be at least 18 years of age to take state exam
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Successfully complete the following required coursework with strict attendance requirement of 75 classroom hours

Real Estate Broker Post-Licensing courses (45-hours)

The 45-hour Broker Post-License Requirement (composed of three, 15-hour courses) needs to be completed for your first renewal. The three required courses address core topics essential to the development of a newly-licensed real estate broker, including Illinois license law, agency obligations and disclosure, purchase agreements and other contracts, fair housing, antitrust, transaction handling, working with sellers and buyers, risk management, ethics, advertising and professional development.

You Need To Take This Course If:
If you were originally licensed between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021 you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing courses for your first license renewal period ending April 30, 2022.

*Real Estate courses meet the (45 Hr) State approved curriculum

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Applied Brokerage Principals will train agents how to use the laws learned and apply them to the real estate business. Practical applications to the Real Estate Licensing Act and Administrative Rules with are learned. Concepts of agency, escrow, advertising, brokerage services, real estate related tax issues, business skills, and working in a team environment will be covered in an interactive format using case studies and instruction to bring these issues to life

Spring 2022
Tuesday and Thursday, Jan.25 to Feb. 8
6 to 9:15 p.m.
PROED-1133-001, $153
Live, interactive webinar

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Lecture and case studies will be used to reinforce the importance of risk management in the areas of agency, fair housing, disclosures, antitrust, sexual harassment prevention, escrow issues, marketing & advertising, and insurance. Information on grounds for discipline on state & federal levels and the disciplinary process will be learned in an interactive manner.

Spring 2022
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 15 to March 1
6 to 9:15 p.m.
PROED-1134-001, $153
Live, interactive webinar

This course will satisfy 15 hours of the 45 required broker-post license requirements. Case studies and scenarios along with lecture will help students gain the practical knowledge needed in real estate transactions. This class will focus on buyer & seller issues including pricing, CMAs, seller & buyer counseling, qualifying buyers, & showing property. Students will review the essential elements of listing, buyer agency, and sales contract formation. Negotiating issues such as offer formation, counteroffers, and multiple offer scenarios will be taught in a situational manner along with other common issues such as inspections, appraisals, and closing requirements. Property management & leases for both residential & commercial property will be discussed.

Spring 2022
Tuesday and Thursday, March 8 to 22
6 to 9:15 p.m.
PROED-1135-001, $153
Live, interactive webinar

To qualify for the Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker Examination

  • REALE 1138 (credit) or PROED 1138 (non-credit)

           Real Estate Managing Broker Pre-License Topics  (30 classroom hours)

  • REALE 1139 (credit) or PROED 1139 (non-credit)

           Real Estate Managing Broker Pre-License Applied Management       
           and Supervision (15 classroom hours)

 

Contact Information

Amanda Skarosi, M.B.A.
Program Manager - Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111
(630) 942-2524
Email: skarosia@cod.edu

Debbie Hasse, M.Ed.
Senior Manager - Continuing Education 
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111
(630) 942-2679
Email: hassed@cod.edu