Harper College

Real Estate Broker

Start a rewarding career in real estate!

  • Are you interested in a career in real estate? The Harper College CPE Real Estate Program can help you get started.
  • Our real estate courses are designed to prepare you for the Illinois Real Estate Licensing Exam. Courses are offered online LIVE format, where you'll learn and practice concepts through case studies and role-playing activities.
  • Our courses are taught by experienced professionals who will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the industry. We will teach you about real estate law, finance, marketing, negotiations, and more.
  • We offer a comprehensive real estate program that covers all of the topics required for the licensing exam. We also offer additional courses to help you advance your real estate career.

To sit for the state licensing exam, you must successfully complete both the LRE8170 and LRE8171 courses featured below. Additional requirements include being at least 21 years of age and either have earned a GED or a high school diploma.

Real Estate Courses

This introductory 60-hour course plus the 15-hour course, LRE8171, allows you to site for the Illinois Real Estate Broker license exam. All required topics are covered including license law, real property, federal law, advertising and technology, appraisal and comparative market analysis, financing, real estate calculations, contracts in real estate, transfer of title, and leasing and property management. Books are available the Harper Store. To sit for the licensing exam, you must be 18 years of age and have a GED or be a HS graduate.

This 15-hour course plus the 60-hour course, LRE8170m allows you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate license exam. Apply what you’ve learned in the introductory course through case studies, situational, and role-playing activities. All required topics are covered including listing presentations, buyer representations, designated agency disclosure; request writing purchase agreements; presenting, negotiating, countering offers; handling multiple offers and counteroffers; and managing assistants. There will be demonstration examples of a market analysis, seller net sheet, and buyer closing costs. To sit for the licensing exam, you must be 18 years of age and have a GED or be a HS graduate. Books are available at the Harper Store. Prerequisite: LRE8170

  • Managing Broker Pre-License Applied Management & Supervision (15 hours)
  • Managing Broker Pre-License Topics (30 hours)
  • Managing Broker Post License Transactional Issues (15 hours)
  • Broker Post License Risk Management/Discipline (15 hours)
  • Broker Post License Applied Broker Principles (15 hours)

Real Estate Broker Course Schedule

Get a list of currently available real estate broker courses offered through Harper's CPE program.

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Funding Opportunities

Some CPE courses may be eligible for grants and scholarships on a limited basis. We encourage you to apply for funding to learn more about options that may be available to you. To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application form.

Contact us

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Last Updated: 12/5/23