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Education Information - New Students and Licensees

 
To become a real estate salesperson, you must first complete the Real Estate Fundamentals (PDF) and Real Estate Practice (PDF) courses.  Each course is 30 hours.  To find an education provider who offers these courses, please visit www.pals.pa.gov/verify.
 
To become a real estate broker, you must first be approved to sit for the broker examinations.  In order to be approved to sit for the Broker or Cemetery Broker examinations, you must visit www.pals.pa.gov and submit the application for the intial broker license that you wish to obtain once you have passed your examinations.  The application will require you to pay the $40.00 examination fee and provide the educational transcripts, experience charts, and other documentation necessary to determine your qualifications.  When you have been approved, you will be notified that you may register for the exam as outlined below.  Once you have passed the exam, you can upload the passing score sheets to your broker license application or request the exam company to send them electronically to the Commission.

Licensees are requried to complete 14 hours of Commission-approved continuing education to renew or reactivate their license.  Continuing Education courses must be completed through an approved Education Provider and must be approved by the PA Real Estate Commission before the course is completed in order to be approved towards meeting the requirement.

Standard salesperson licensees who are renewing for the first time are required to complete a specific set of continuing education modules (PDF) through an approved education provider. To find out if a provider offers the modules, please visit www.pals.pa.gov/verify or contact the provider directly to inquire.