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Career and Certification Training

  • Home Inspection Pre-License

    To become an Illinois-licensed home inspector, you must: successfully complete an approved pre-licensing course (including five field inspection events); pass the Illinois Home Inspector License Exam; and submit the application and fee to the state.

    MCC is an Illinois-approved Pre-License School for Home Inspectors and this is an Illinois-approved pre-license course.

    This course covers the major elements of home inspection. Successful completion of this 60-hour course includes the five mandatory inspection events required to sit for the Illinois State Exam. The inspection events begin as early at 5 p.m. and are located at various off-site locations in McHenry and Lake Counties. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the inspection event sites.

    Prerequisite: This course is intended for people who have knowledge in the building trades industry. If you have had a felony conviction, you will need to contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at (217) 785-0800 to see if you will be eligible to sit for the exam.

    Books and materials are included in the cost of the class. Fee: $895 | Course Code URE U04

    See course dates and register for Home Inspection, Course Code URE U04

  • Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics and Real Estate Sales Broker Applied Real Estate Principles-Interactive

    Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics covers the broad field of real estate with an emphasis on license law, real property, agency structure, buyer and seller relationships and counseling. We'll explore Illinois law, federal law, marketing and advertising, market analysis and appraisal, financing, and contract knowledge, independent contractor/employee agreements and occupational disciplines. This blended-home study course satisfies 75 hours of the 90 hours of instruction required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to become a Real Estate Broker. This course will almost always be held concurrently or consecutively with Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive course, URE U20, and you must be enrolled in URE U20 also. Successful completion of both classes qualifies you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination. Fee: $669 | Course Code URE U19

    See course dates and register for Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics, Course Code URE U19

    Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive covers role play, case study examples, demonstration examples, and "what if" situational examples in such areas as listing presentation, agreement and disclosure, writing purchase agreements, market analysis, seller net sheets, confronting fair housing violations/seller or buyer, distressed property issues, antitrust scenarios, and inspection/repair issues. This course satisfies 15 hours of the 90 hours of interactive/situational training required by the IDFPR to become a Real Estate Broker. Successful completion of this course and the Broker Pre-License Topics class, URE U19, qualifies you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination. Fee: $125

    See course dates and register for Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive, Course Code URE U20

  • Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification

    Become a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) and assure employers in the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge and skills to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace. Complete MCC's state-approved Food Service Sanitation for Food Service Workers and Managers course and pass the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved Food Protection Manager Certification Exam to receive a Food Safety Manager Certification credential recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that's valid for five years.

    If you don't pass the exam, you may pay $35 to enroll in the re-test class.

    Purchase Professional Food Handler 4th Edition, NEHA National Environmental Health Association, ISBN 978-0-9820143-1-8, in the MCC Bookstore before the first day of class. The bookstore is not open on Saturdays, you must buy your book ahead of time.

    About the instructor: Licensed by Illinois State Board of Education and a registered Food Safety Instructor through the National Environmental Health Association, MCC instructor, Frank Bertolami, has been preparing students for the Food Service Sanitation exam since 1992.

    Fee: $175

    See course dates and register for Food Service Sanitation, Course Code UFS U01