At McKissock, we change lives

With our course quality and flexible options, we help thousands of licensed professionals each year advance their career.

Our family of brands

McKissock is part of a family of leading brands that help licensed professionals maximize their career potential. Learn more about our parent and sister companies.

Colibri Group

Colibri Group is a family of brands that provide learning solutions for licensed professionals in real estate, property appraisal, engineering, nursing, mental health, massage therapy and cosmetology.

Our companies share a common goal: help customers achieve more in their days and their careers. We do this through products and job aids that help professionals become licensed, stay licensed and gain the skills to perform at the top of their fields.


Since 1990, McKissock has enabled more than two million licensed professionals in the real estate sector grow their skills and careers. We offer real estate professionals, property appraisers, home inspectors, land surveyors and engineers a wide range of education and professional development courses.

Licensed professionals rely on us to help them obtain and maintain their licenses and achieve their learning goals so they can grow their careers.

Colibri Real Estate

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Colibri Real Estate' nationally accredited platform offers online pre-licensing courses, post-licensing courses and real estate exam test prep.

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing is the premier independent authority in training and designation for real estate agents working in the luxury residential market.

The Institute offers the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation for luxury home marketing, conducts research in the high-end market, and provides its members with the information and tools to be more successful.

Our Timeline

From the beginning, McKissock set out to be a leader in professional education. We do more than just provide the knowledge and tools our customers need to succeed. We anticipate and look beyond the horizon to better serve licensed professionals so they can focus on their business and achieve great success.

June 2017

Fresh new look, same great quality and service

We unveiled our new brand identity to the public and launched a whole new online shopping experience. With a clean design and simple navigation, it’s easy to find the courses you need while discovering new ways to advance your career.

December 2015

Hello, North Carolina!

Superior School of Real Estate, with their in-demand instructors and dynamic trainers, joins forces with Colibri. The dynamic duo now offers the best online and live classroom training in the real estate industry and takes over the state of North Carolina.

October 2014

The home for luxury agents

We proudly welcome The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing to the Colibri family of brands. The Institute provides high quality luxury home marketing training to aspiring luxury agents and brokerage firms that focus on working with affluent clients and selling high end properties. Our company just got a whole lot classier!

May 2014

Get your license, launch a career

McKissock welcomes Colibri Real Estate, a top-rated company that provides licensed professional education to real estate agents, brokers and appraisers. We are starting to pick up a lot of momentum!


McKissock offers its first real estate licensing course

After earning our stripes as the best choice in appraisal education, we add real estate to our portfolio of professions. Now real estate professionals and brokers have access to the same high-rated, peer-reviewed courses that set them up for success.

May 2000

McKissock goes online

McKissock successfully launches its first online course experience, setting an exciting new path for the company. For the first time, a licensed appraiser signed up for a course online, completed the course, and printed the certificate without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home.

May 1993

Legislation mandates appraisal education requirements

The Savings and Loans Crisis bailout legislation results in new requirements for appraisers, requiring them to get state licensing and/or certification and to take continuing education courses to keep their license active. Ready to serve, McKissock offered its first appraisal continuing education seminar on the topic of multiple linear regression analysis in good ole Pittsburgh, PA.


McKissock founded

Father and son duo Richard McKissock and Matt McKissock initiate a discussion about the practical application of using statistical analysis to appraise properties. They go on to design cutting-edge software and content for a course they call, “Multiple Linear Regression Analysis: The Approach of the Future.”

This would become the first course offered by McKissock.

Introducing Colibri, our hummingbird

Pronounced Co-LEE-bree. Who knew hummingbirds are among the smartest, most maneuverable, and most powerful fliers of all birds on the planet? We think the hummingbird is a fitting symbol of aspiration and achieving more in your careers. Click the plus symbols to reveal some cool facts!

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The only bird that gets its strength from the upstroke.

(Soars just like we imagine our customers doing when they learn more.) Hey, that's our logo!

Largest brain of any bird by percent of body weight.

One smart bird with a high capacity for learning (like our customers!)

The hummingbird is a prolific cross-pollinator,

vital to the reproduction of flowers. Notice the flowers throughout our website? The real estate business has a vast cross-pollinating effect on our economy and people's lives, ensuring the exchange and enduring care of homes, buildings and land.

Has a cool scientific theory named after him: The Hummingbird Effect.

It's when one innovation triggers many more. It was inspired by hummingbird wing adaptations over time.

Spectacularly nimble and fast as it flies.

Who among us hasn't been dazzled by the lightening quick reflexes of a hummingbird? Then said to ourselves, wouldn't that be amazing to do?

The most maneuverable bird of all.

Hummingbirds can fly backwards, upside down and hover in place. Fitting, because we think the more you learn the more you can maneuver in your career.

Each year more than 100,000 professionals advance their career with McKissock Learning.