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 already taken the Crime Free Multi-Housing Landlord class from a certified police agency, we will accept a certificate of completion.  Please contact a Crime Free Housing Officer to verify your certificate of completion.

Sign-up for Online Landlord Training

You can complete the requirement at your convenience. Chrome browser is recommended, do not use Internet Explorer.

To register for an in-person course in Spanish please register at this link.  


Steps to log in to take the class

  1. The landlord training booklet and forms can be downloadedClick image to register for Landlord Training Opens in new window prior to taking the class.  The book and forms are located at the bottom of this page.
  2. Do not use internet explorer when logging in
  3. Click on the badge to the right of this page to register
  4. Create an account (located on the right of the page)
  5. Click on landlord training (located in the middle of the page)

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

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.