Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Attendance is mandatory (no exceptions), students must attend all live classes and webinars. Students who miss one full day of class will be required to re-enroll in a new session. There is a $150.00 re-enrollment fee.

Our broker course tuition includes the 60-hour broker pre-licensing topics class, the 15-hour broker pre-licensing applied real estate principles class, textbooks, Google classroom with homework and materials, a review session, final exam (optional for students enrolled in any live class program), official transcript and assistance with registering for the state licensing exam.

Hybrid and Virtual Classes: Students must request a refund within 24-hours of purchase date. There is a $75.00 processing fee for all refunds.

Self-Study Classes: No refunds, all self=study purchases are final.

Students enrolled in self-study programs are required to pass the exam with at least a 75% to receive credit for the course. When you pass the exam, you will be issued a transcript to qualify you to register for the state exam.

Students enrolled in live class options are not required to pass the exam but must attend each class to receive credit/transcript for the course.

Please call 773-614-6510 for any coupons and promotion codes at the time of registration. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The real estate broker state exam is $58. Students can take the state exam four times within 1 year from the first exam date. If you fail the fourth time, you will be required to retake the 75 Hour Broker Pre-Licensing Course.

The real estate residential leasing state exam is $37. Students can take the state exam four times within 1 year from the first exam date. If you fail the fourth time, you will be required to retake the 15 Hour Leasing Agent course, 

 

Transcripts are issued after successful completion of the program. As of August 9th, 2019 transcript are valid for two years. Please be aware once you pass the state exam your testing results are only good for one year. 

Payment plans are available for Live Broker Programs ONLY (excludes self-study). Students are required to pay a $250.00 downpayment to reserve their seat in class and to receive class material. The remaining balance will have to be paid by the end of the program. Student’s who do not pay in full by the completion date will not be issued a transcript until the balance is paid in full. 

Must call to enroll in a payment plan 773-614-6510 (Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

We also offer payment plans through Affirm and Paypal Pay Later you can view these payment options at checkout on the website.

Course Questions

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent
  • Social Security Number or TIN

Must complete a 15-hour pre-licensing course. (live class and self-study options available) Our Cost: $249.99

Must pass 50 question multiple choice PSI/AMP exam (optional for live class programs only). Cost: $37.00

Apply for Leasing License $75.00

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent
  • Social Security Number or TIN

Must complete a 75-hour pre-licensing course. (live class and self-study options available) Our Cost: $649.99

Must pass 150 question multiple choice PSI/AMP exam (optional for live class programs only). Cost: $58.00

Apply for Broker License $125.00

Our school is located at 2711 N Halsted Street Chicago IL 60614. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The nearest public transit is the Diversey Brown & Purple Lines. The Halsted and Diversey buses stop in front of our school.

School Policies & Procedures

What is the school’s policy regarding payment and refunds?

All course enrollment purchases are FINAL unless rescinded within twenty four(24) hours of purchase, minus a $75 processing fee. We do allow students to transfer class dates ONE time prior to their course for no charge to better fit their scheduling. If more than one rescheduling happens or a class is missed, there will be a $180 re-enrollment fee for brokers and a $100 re-enrollment fee for leasing agents.

Self-Study courses are non-refundable.

In addition, the Chicago Real Estate Institute is not responsible for any late fees, charges or other amounts
incurred by students to licensing authorities or any other third parties.

Course fees and any applicable fees are subject to change without notice.

Do course registrations expire?

Self Study Courses have a six month expiration of the course. If an extension is needed, a fee will be charges for the extension