Your Real Estate
Career Starts

At the Chicago Real Estate Institute you can become a licensed real estate
agent or broker on your own terms. Join the over 10,000 other students
who have found success with the best real estate institute in Chicago.

Become a Leasing Agent

As a leasing agent, you can handle residential rentals. Leasing agents often have the advantage of flexible hours and being their own boss.

Become a Broker

As a broker, you are licensed to both rent and sell residential and commercial real estate. Brokers have the ability to generate a greater return on their investment.

Just Getting Started?

Not sure if you are looking to become a leasing agent or a broker? Learn more
about these different paths and find out which one is right for you.


Our online classes are a step above the rest because our class sessions are always live, never pre-recorded. That being said, if you miss a class, you can always access the lecture later. This is learning on your own terms

About Us

At the Chicago Real Estate Institute, we want our students to do more than pass the test. We want each and every person who takes our courses to find lasting career success. For more than 30 years, we have helped over 10,000 students achieve their dreams

Meet Your Teachers

The teachers at CREI are leaders in the real estate field. Not only do they have the necessary expertise to help you pass the exam, but they also have the dedication to lead you to success. With an excellent student-to-teacher ratio, our instructors can provide personal attention to each student

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