CE Courses

These courses are good for both Managing Broker and Broker CE.

Shipping and handling on needed books – one book-$7.50, two books-$15.00,
three books-$12.50, four books-$15.00
(classroom books provided with the class the day of the class)

no book charge for home study books printed from our website at cematerials.com
(due to copyrights, not all home study books are available on internet)

 

Core Course A _License Law, Agency & Escrow
3 hours core
Illinois Course License #564-000813
book available for download at cematerials.com

Also available home study 

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires every licensee to take both Core A and Core B. 

The course deals with agency and typical situations that an agent will find him/herself in and the agency requirements of those situations. Some of the mechanics of escrow accounts are presented with emphasis on the handling of funds, along with maintaining and disbursement of funds. Violations of the Real Estate License Act are reviewed and discussion of sponsoring brokers and the sponsoring broker’s supervisory requirements.  

 

Core Course B -Legal Issues
3 hours core
Illinois Course License #564-000815
book available for download at cematerials.com

Also available home study 

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires every licensee to take both Core A and Core B. 

Core B deals with the licensee’s issues, anti-trust violations, flood plains and flood insurance, handling of stigmatized properties, RESPA, Do-Not-Call, Can-Spam Act, lead hazards and more.

 

Core Course B2 – Broker Responsibilities
3 hours core
Illinois Course License #564-001957
book available for download at cematerials.com

Also available home study 

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires every licensee to take both Core A and Core B. 

Core B deals with the management of other licensees.  It is a good course for both Broker and Broker Managers.   Covered are many agency issues,Do-Not-Call, Can-Spam Act, lead hazards and more. It is also taught as a review for the Broker and Managing Broker proficiency tests.

 

Elective Subject Areas – 3 hours each


Understanding Leases
3 hours elective credit
Illinois Course License #564-001881
book available for download at cematerials.com

Only available home study

The student will review the subject of leases and learn basic lease law as it pertains both to common law and specific state statute. Many licensees need to discuss lease basics with their clients on a daily basis. These basics are essential to any lease. They are important whether representing the lessor or the lessee. Leases will be discussed in detail. Although there are numerous kinds of real estate leases, a licensee will probably have most of his dealings with simple commercial or residential leases. For leases more complicated than these, the student will be encouraged to have their clients engage an attorney. Finally, they will learn to avoid problems with inadequate leases.

 

You’ve Got A Deal! – Understanding Real Estate Contracts
3 hours elective credit

Illinois Course License #564-001878 
Only available home study

The student will review basic contract law that students were introduced to prior to their licensing exams. Although students do not need to discuss contract basics with their clients on a regular basis, these basics become very important if a real estate contract doesn’t close. Real estate sales contracts will be discussed in detail. Although there are numerous kinds of real estate contracts, a licensee will probably have most of his dealings with the sales contract. Not only will they learn to fill-in the sales contract properly, they will learn to explain it to their clients without engaging in the practice of law. Finally, they will learn to avoid problems with the real estate contract itself. 

 

Financing and the Real Estate Transaction
3 hours elective credit
Illinois Course License #564-001892
book NOT available for download

Only available classroom

The course covers the various differences between conventional, FHA insured financing and non-conforming financing that are involved in real estate transactions. The Illinois licensee will have a better understanding of the financing process and the importance of subtle and not so subtle differences between the types of financing. The various documents used in the closing process will be discussed.  

 

Disclosure – Sold today. Sued tomorrow!  
3 hours elective credit
Illinois Course License #564-000571
book NOT available for download

Only available classroom

One of our most popular courses, this course provides examples of different kinds of misrepresentation. Effective handling of stigmatized properties and the advantages of seller disclosure will be explained. Illinois residential disclosures and lead-based paint disclosure requirements will be reviewed. Disclosure of a licensee’s real estate license status will be presented. Most importantly, the course will focus on how to avoid a misrepresentation law suit.

 

Red Flags in Property Inspection 
3 hours elective credit

Illinois Course License #564-001015
book NOT available for download

Available classroom and home study

This course covers the red flags that reveal serious and some not so serious defects in a property. The course will train agents to help their clients in evaluating the soundness of a property, while staying within the scope of their license. The course will also point out to agents that although red flags are obvious, the causes for the defect may not be. The course will reveal who to contact for advice in various red flags. 

 

Ethics and Real Estate
3 hours elective credit
Illinois Course License #564-001014
book NOT available for download

Only Available home study

Course deals with ethics and the real estate licensee. This course will provide a background in ethics and the ethical thought process. The class will present case studies portraying ethical dilemmas real estate licensees may find themselves in. Class will consist of an introduction, lecture and case studies.

 

Fair Housing
3 hours elective credit

Illinois Course License #564-001385
book available for download  on cematerials.com

Only available home study

This course covers fair housing on the federal, state, county and local level. Included is the text of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which as far as legislation goes, is quite explanatory itself. The student will learn the protected classes on each of the levels of government and will learn the practices expressly prohibited by law at each of these levels of government.