The laws on the education needed to become a RealtorÂ® in Illinois are currently changing. I can only speak for myself. I went to school at Harper College and then took a test to be come a licensed real estate agent nearly four years ago.
Real Estate Career Preparation and Licensing
But how do you begin a successful real estate career? Start by making sure you have what it takes to succeed. The next step depends on the state in which you live. Every state has its own licensing process, so it's imperative that you take the time to contact your state's real estate commission and get up-to-date information about licensing procedures
Depending on the state you live in, your real estate commission may require any or all of the following:
Age requirement (Usually 18 years of age.)
Residency (Do you live in the state?)
Education (A set number of hours in real estate training, plus pre-license and final exams.)
Experience (Sales person experience, college degree, etc.)
Clean criminal records (No convictions. Possibly expunged convictions.)
Once you have a better understanding of what your state requirements are, you'll be better prepared to select a real estate school to fit your needs. Information taken from : http://www.online-education.net
Good Luck! I hope that this helped.