How To Get Your Real Estate License In Pennsylvania

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0 Elective Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Pennsylvania Real Estate license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Pennsylvania Real Estate: All (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 11
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2024
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2024

Online Info

Continuing Education and Renewal Date: May 31st even years.

Hours Required by Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission: 14 hours
-3 mandatory hours
    -must be in a topic that covers the responsibilities of the broker and the responsibilities of their licensees regarding property management, advertising, and general supervision which would include, but not limited to, commissions and fees.
-11 elective hours

First Time Renewal Requirements: A newly licensed salesperson must complete 14 hours of Commission-developed modules to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal. This licensee must complete the General Module and either the Residential Module or Commercial Module.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.
Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Online Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Roster no longer required.
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, 17110

Pennsylvania Real Estate: Broker (Pre-Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 240
Mandatory Hours: 240
Elective Hours: 0

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In addition to experience requirements, broker applicants must fulfill education requirements. BROKER REQUIREMENTS: 1. Applicants must be 21 and a high school graduate or its equivalency. 2. Applicants must complete 16 credits/240 hours (1 credit=15 hours) of real estate study in one of the following ways: a. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree majoring in real estate from a college or university, b. Obtaining a juris doctorate degree, OR c. Completing the following courses from an approved provider: i. Real Estate Office Management (at least two credits) ii. Real Estate Law (at least two credits) iii. AND at least 6 credits in 3 of the following topics: *Valuation of Income-Producing Property *Valuation of Residential Property *Non-Residential Property Management *Residential Property Management *Residential Construction *Real Estate Sales *Real Estate Investment *Real Estate Finance *Basic Appraisal Procedures *Basic Appraisal Principles iv. The remaining 6 credits can be completed in any of the above topics or elective courses with a maximum of 4 credits per topic. 1. Courses must be completed within 10 years of the passing date of both portions of the examination unless the courses were taken as part of a bachelor’s degree or a juris doctor degree.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Rosters are not required to be submitted for QE.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, 17110

Pennsylvania Real Estate: First Time Renewal Requirements (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 14
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2024
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2024

Online Info

Continuing Education and Renewal Date: May 31st even years.

Hours Required by Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission: 14 hours

-14 mandatory hours
    -7-hour General Required Module
    -Your choice of either the 7-hour Residential Required Module or the 7-hour Commercial Required Module. 

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.
Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Online Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Roster no longer required.
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, 17110

Pennsylvania Real Estate: First Time Renewal Requirements (Post Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 14
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2022

Online Info

Continuing Education and Renewal Date: May 31st even years.

Hours Required by Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission: 14 hours

-14 mandatory hours
    -7-hour General Required Module
    -Your choice of either the 7-hour Residential Required Module or the 7-hour Commercial Required Module. 

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.
Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard. 
 

Online Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Roster no longer required.
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, 17110

Pennsylvania Real Estate: Salesperson (Pre-Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 75
Mandatory Hours: 75
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

  1. 1. Meet the general Pennsylvania real estate license requirements.
    • To get your Pennsylvania real estate license, you must be at least 18 years of age.
    • You must complete a Criminal Background Check by the State Police where you reside dated within 90 days of submitting the application.
  2. 2. Meet the Educational Real Estate License Requirements in Pennsylvania - Enroll Today
    • Complete the 30-hour Real Estate Fundamentals course
    • Complete the 45-hour Real Estate Practice course
  3. 3. Pass the Pennsylvania real estate exam
    • Have successfully passed both the state and national portions of the PSI Salesperson Real Estate Exam
    • Have completed, signed, and submitted the licensing application provided by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, along with the required fee
    • Submit a completed Pennsylvania Real Estate license application to the Commission with a sworn statement from the broker with whom the applicant desires to be affiliated
    • Provide official transcripts evidencing the acquisition of degrees or course credits required by Pennsylvania state code 35.272(a)(2)

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Rosters are not required to be submitted for QE.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, 17110

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.