YES, we do however recommend that you attend as many as possible as it will assist you in learning the material. 15 Hours classroom education is REQUIRED by the State of Illinois for this class.
No, Illinois currently requires a minimum of 15 hours instructor-lead, interactive learning to complete the course.
Willingness to learn, being organized, and being comfortable speaking to people are minimal requirements. Most importantly, the drive to be successful. Real Estate agents are Independent Contractors with the opportunity to make very good incomes or to earn nothing.
Costs can not be exacted. However, a close ball park figure will look like this.