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Pennsylvania State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission

Bureau of Professional Occupational Affairs
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.783.36858
Fax: 717.787.0250
Email: RA-realestate@pa.gov
Website: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Pages/default.aspx

Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years or older
B. Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent
C. Be a U.S. resident
D. Have completed four credits or 75 hours of real estate education (effective 8/28/18) in Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice within 10 years prior to passing the licensing examination
E. Optional—possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate or the equivalent from an accredited college, university, or institute of higher learning
F. Optional—have completed four credits for 75 hours of acceptable, basic real estate courses at a real estate school, accredited college, university, or institute of higher learning located outside the commonwealth that has been approved by the jurisdiction where the school is located
G. Have successfully passed both the state and national exam
H. Provide a background check

Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 21 years or older
B. Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent certification
C. Have worked at least three years as a licensed salesperson
D. Have completed 240 hours of instruction
E. Provide transcripts of credits of education
F. Provide a detailed resume of real estate activities performed by the candidate while working as a salesperson and a sworn statement from the candidate’s employing broker confirming that these activities were performed by the candidate as a licensed salesperson
G. Successfully pass the state and national portions of the PSI Broker Real Estate Exam

Real Estate Salesperson First Renewal Requirements

A. Complete 14 hours of continuing education broken into three, seven-hour modules. To see more information regarding first renewal, please visit the state’s website here: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Pages/Education-Information---Students.aspx

Real Estate Salesperson 2nd and Subsequent Renewals Requirements

A. Complete 14 hours of continuing education within the biennial renewal cycle
B. As of April 17, 2018, salespersons must complete 1.5 hours of the 14 credit hours must be in Property Management as a real estate licensee and two hours must be on the topic of Advertising. See ruling: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Documents/Special%20Notices/CE%20SPECIAL%20NOTICE%202018-2020.pdf
C. Renewal cycle is May 31 of either odd- or even-numbered years. Licensees receive notice two to three months prior to license expiration date via email. To see updated information, please visit: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Pages/Renewal-Forms.aspx

Real Estate Broker Renewal Requirements

A. Complete 14 hours of continuing education within the biennial renewal cycle
B. As of April 17, 2018, brokers must complete 1.5 hours of the 14 credit hours in Property Management as a real estate licensee and two hours must be on the topic of Advertising. See ruling: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Documents/Special%20Notices/CE%20SPECIAL%20NOTICE%202018-2020.pdf
C. Renewal cycle is May 31 of either odd- or even-numbered years, licensees receive notice two to three months prior to license expiration date via email. To see updated information, please visit: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Pages/Renewal-Forms.aspx

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in Pennsylvania

A. For scheduling, requirements, fees, and so on please visit the testing providers website: https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/fti_agency_license_details.jsp?fromwhere=findtest&testid=223 
B. Please read the Candidate Information Bulletin to be fully prepared for exam day
C. Contact via phone: 800.733.9267
D. Contact via email: examschedule@psionline.com