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Pennsylvania State Requirements

Pennsylvania State Requirements

Salesperson Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
     
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have completed education requirements in one of the following ways:
      • Have completed 4 credits or 60 hours of real estate instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hours) and Real Estate Practice (30 hours) within 10 years prior to the date of successful completion of the licensing examination; or
         
      • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate or its equivalent from an accredited college, university or institute of higher learning; or
         
      • Have completed 4 credits or 60 hours of acceptable basic real estate courses at a real estate school, accredited college, university or institute of higher learning located outside this Commonwealth that has been approved by the jurisdiction where the school is located.
         
    • Possess a Letter of Certification from another licensing jurisdiction showing you have been actively licensed within the past 5 years. Submit a Letter of Certification from that jurisdiction, dated within 90 days of the date you are registering.
       
    • Possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or a Certificate of Good Standing from the Supreme Court of the state where you practice law.
       
  • Have successfully passed both the Pennsylvania 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.
     

Broker Licensing

  • Educational Requirements to Obtain a Broker's License:
     
  • Be at least 21 years old.
     
  • Have graduated from high school or obtained the equivalent of a high school degree (GED).
     
  • Have at least 3 years of qualified experience as a licensed salesperson or the equivalent.
     
  • Successful completion of 240 hours of real estate Broker education within 10 years prior to the date of successfully completion of the PSI examination.
     
  • Have successfully passed both the Pennsylvania and National portions of the PSI Broker Real Estate Exam.
     
  • Have completed, signed and submitted the licensing application provided by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the required fee.

 

Broker CE

Complete 14 hours of Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission-approved continuing education during every two year renewal cycle. All licenses expire on May 31st of each even-numbered year.

 

Salesperson CE - 1st Renewal

Any licensee that holds a standard salesperson’s license issued between December 1, 2009 and November 30, 2011 must complete the required course(s) to renew his/her license by May 31, 2012. The required course is broken into three seven-hour modules: a general module, a commercial module, and a residential module. Licensees must take the general module as well as the one specialty module most applicable to their practice.


Salesperson CE - 2nd and Subsequent Renewals

Complete 14 hours of Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission-approved continuing education during every two year renewal cycle, this can include elective courses, all or part of the required course for new licensees or a Broker course of at least 15 hours in length. All licenses expire on May 31st of each even-numbered year.

For the 2016 - 2018 renewal period, a minimum of 3 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be in the topic of Rules & Regulations.  The coursework must be completed between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2018 in order to meet the requirement.

All information provided is subject to change.  If you have specific questions, please visit the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission website.