To earn your real estate license in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 18 years old, complete 60 hours of approved education, complete a background check, and pass the state and national real estate licensing exams. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has its unique steps that must be adhered to. The four steps to becoming a Pennsylvania real estate agent are as follows:
Step 1: Complete Your Required Education and Exam Prep
You must successfully complete 60 hours of approved real estate education, and be at least 18 years old. Complete the 60-hour requirement online with our approved education.
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Step 2: Complete a Background Check
You must obtain a Pennsylvania report of your criminal history. Pennsylvania background checks may be obtained at: https://epatch.state.pa.us or from the Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository, 1800 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758, (717) 783-5593.
Step 3: Take the Pennsylvania and National Licensing Exam
Successfully pass both the Pennsylvania and National portions of the PSI Salesperson Real Estate Exam. Be prepared on exam day with Brightwood's exam prep QBank.
Step 4: Apply for Your Pennsylvania State License
Complete, sign, and submit the licensing application provided by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the required fee.