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Landlord Training Program

The Landlord Training Program is mandatory for all residential rental license holders in Elgin. This is an informative training opportunity that is required by city ordinance 6.37.100: Owner Responsibility to Attend.  

The class is taught by police officers from the Crime- Free Housing Unit. Rental property owners and managers will also benefit from this seminar and are welcome to attend.  An array of topics are discussed, which include:

  • Successful criminal and civil applicant screening
  • Benefits of effective crime-free lease addendums 
  • Recognition of gang and drug activity 
  • Successful civil evictions 
  • Legal issues in rental housing

If you have taken the Crime Free Multi-Housing Landlord Class somewhere else or if you’re outside the Chicagoland area, do not sign up.  Please contact a Crime Free Housing Officer.

Sign-up for Online Landlord Training


Steps to login to take the class

  1. Create an account in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Click Learn on the upper toolbar, under the search bar
  3. Click Online Landlord Class
  4. To launch the class click the blue Register tab

By taking this online course, there is no need to attend the in-person training. You can complete the requirement at your convenience. Chrome browser is recommended, do not use Internet Explorer

After completing the course, you will be emailed a certificate. If you don't receive the email, please be sure to check your Junk/Spam folder to make sure it wasn't directed away from your inbox. If you have any issues, contact a Crime Free Housing Officer. 

Rental Licensing Requirements

For rental licensing requirements, click here.
Rental license application, click here
Rental license pre-inspection guide, click here.  

In-Person Training Sites, Dates and Times 

There are currently no dates scheduled due to the availability of the online course. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a class, specify which language preference, English or Spanish, you would like to attend and send an email to


Rental Application Form
Five Day Notice
Crime Free Lease Addendum 

Landlord Training Books and Forms
Landlord Training Book
Landlord Training - English
Landlord Training - MAC's
City of Elgin Ordinance
City of Elgin Owner's Responsibility 

Ofc. Snow
Officer Kevin Snow
(847) 289-2682

Ofc. Engelke
Officer Bob Engelke
(847) 289-2672

Police Department Address
151 Douglas Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120

Landlord Training Class Location
The Centre of Elgin
Heritage Ballroom
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120