Whether you are looking to change careers or complement your existing one, real estate sales is potentially a very rewarding opportunity. More and more, individuals are experiencing success in this growing industry and maybe it’s time for you to join them. To practice real estate (outside of the purchase or sale of your own property) in the state of Pennsylvania, an individual must first obtain a license from the state. Successfully completing the licensure process requires a number of objectives, including:
- Completion of 60 hours of prescribed education in Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hrs.) and Real Estate Practice (30 hrs.) Note that these courses can be taken in a traditional classroom environment or online. An individual must pass an exam at the end of each course.
- Passage of the State-required Real Estate Exam. Separate from the exams at the end of the Fundamentals and Practice class, this exam includes two sections – a general real estate section and a state-specific section.
- Provide a Criminal History Record Information Report from the state where the applicant resides completed by the State Police. This report must be dated within 90 days of application.
- Complete the Pennsylvania Salesperson Initial Standard License Application and enclose payment. Other documents to be included with the application are: transcripts for the 60 hours of education, notices from the testing service evidencing a passing grade on the state-required exam, and the Criminal History Record Information Report.
Please note that the definitive source for information on real estate licensure is the PA Real Estate Commission.
The Association of REALTORS® School offers in-house PA Real Estate Pre-License courses in Malvern. Prior to taking the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing Examination, all candidates must have completed 60 hours of real estate instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hours) and Real Estate Practice (30 hours). These classes can be completed in the classroom or online to satisfy these credit requirements.
The Association of REALTORS® School has partnered with OnCourse Learning to offer Real Estate Pre-License courses online. Prior to taking the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing Examination, all candidates must have completed 60 hours of real estate instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hours) and Real Estate Practice (30 hours). These classes can be completed online to satisfy these credit requirements.
Individuals who register for an online course are allotted 180 days to complete the course from the day they register. While all the course content is provided online, state law does require that students take the final exam for the courses in a physical location with a proctor. This can be completed at the Association of REALTORS® School in Malvern or a location closer to you.
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For more information on pre-licensing education and the requirements for obtaining a real estate license, please contact Gail Parke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-560-4900.