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Getting Your Pennsylvania Real Estate License

Unemployment levels remain high all across Pennsylvania, and there are many people looking for a career opportunity that offers some security. One option is to pursue a higher education degree in the hope of landing a job in a career that will offer them an income they can survive on, and still be able to afford to repay the cost of the college degree. Another option for Pennsylvania residents who do not have the time or money to earn a traditional degree would be to consider a career with a Pennsylvania real estate license. For a small investment of money and time, you could be earning commissions you never thought possible with your Pennsylvania real estate license.

As long as you are at least 18 years of age, you are eligible for the real estate training necessary to apply for your Pennsylvania real estate license. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, applicants are required to complete 60 hours of real estate courses before they are able to apply for a Pennsylvania real estate license. On the list of approved real estate education providers are online real estate schools are available. Choosing an online real estate school allows more flexibility, especially if your schedule is difficult to make time for a structured course. The online real estate courses are available any time of the day or night from any computer that has access to the internet. Because you are in control of your study schedule, it is possible to complete all of the required real estate training in just a couple of weeks or less.

Once you have completed the real estate training, the next step is to pass both the state and national portions of the Pennsylvania real estate license exam. Proof of the completion of the required education, including a passing grade on both sections of the exam, should be submitted to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the completed Pennsylvania real estate license application and the required fees.

After you have earned your Pennsylvania real estate license, you must complete 30-hours of post-licensing real estate courses. This course must be completed within the first year of licensure to maintain an active status of your Pennsylvania real estate license. Every consecutive year after there are 14-hours of continuing education required prior to the annual May 31 renewal deadline.

Careers in real estate expected to grow in the years to come. Not many careers with this type of income potential allow the flexibility and convenience that let you become licensed and ready to start working in a matter of weeks. If you get your Pennsylvania real estate license right now, you could be ready to earn commissions in time for the spring sales season.  Remember, real estate school can help you fulfill your dreams!

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About The Author: Geoffrey Thompson is an owner and founding partner of Colibri Real Estate, LLC. Since 1996 the companies under this banner have offered online real estate licensing and insurance licensing courses as well as online real estate exam prep and insurance exam prep.