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Frequently Asked Questions

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In order to qualify and receive a PA Real Estate Salespersons License one must:

  • Successfully complete 60 Hours of real estate education in the required courses of Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice at an approved educational institution.
  • Pass the Salespersons License Exam, administered by a state approved testing agency.
  • Affiliate with a Real Estate Company (Broker), through whom the license will be issued.

No it does not matter.. Each course covers different material all of which is needed to prepare for the State Exam. One can start with either Fundamentals or Practice. Students should recognize the importance of study, a highly motivated student with good self discipline is important. Students who take both courses at the same time must realize that the study time will be doubled.

Keep in mind that “Haste makes waste” for many students with jobs and families who try to finish quicker. It is not better due to the need for study outside of class. At Scott-White you can attend 8 weeks (Monday and Thursday Mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM OR Monday and Thursday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM) or 4 weeks by attending both Monday & Thursday mornings AND Monday & Thursday evenings. We do not recommend the 4 week schedule due to the increased amount of study time needed and the possibility of confusing the material from mornings to evenings. Our goal, which should also be yours, is to prepare to Pass the Exam the First Time.

Students may enroll by clicking on the Registration tab at the top left of this page or in person at the Institute’s office, by mail, to Scott-White Real Estate Institute 2285 Schoenersville Rd. Suite 202 Bethlehem, PA 18017, fax at 610-867-4200 or telephone, at 610-867-6600. A $50.00 deposit is required with all registrations and the balance of the tuition is due by the first class. It is important that when you register, the information provided be complete and accurate because the transcripts and exam registration form will contain the information you give us and should agree with your drivers license (photo ID). Soon you will be able to register on line from our web site.

We may only issue transcripts to those students who have earned a passing grade for the course and have sufficient attendance (80%). Transcripts are usually available and mailed within 5 business days after the course ends. We will provide a partially completed PSI Exam Registration form and 2 transcripts, one of the transcripts and the PSI Exam Registration form must be sent to PSI to determine eligibility, after passing the state exam the other transcript must be mailed to the Real Estate Commission with the exam results, the background check and the application for licensure. A fee of $10.00 will be charged for lost transcripts.

We can provide you with a replacement transcript, however you must pick it up in person and pay $10.00 cash at that time. We don’t mail replacement transcripts that are paid for by check for 4 weeks to allow for the check to clear. Credit cards are not accepted for replacement transcripts.

You may not take the Exam Prep Course until you have completed both Fundamentals & Practice. The work assignments in the prep course may deal with material that has not been covered in Fundamentals or Practice yet. It is important that the courses be taken in the recommended order to maximize learning and assure you of the best chance to pass the licensing exam the 1st time.

The state regulations require that all students have attended at least 80% of the class time. If you miss more than 20% of the course hours (6 hours) you must make up the missed time before a transcript will be issued. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of their missed time and attend the classes or class time missed. For example if you miss the last 2 hours of class session #2 and the last 2 hours of class #3 and all of class #5, you must attend the last 2 hours of at least one of those specific classes or the entire class #5. It is up to the student to determine when the class time to be made up will be offered next, and to tell the instructor while at the podium (where the class roster is) that you are here to make up class time. Re-taking class time already attended will not satisfy the make up requirements.

Yes it is. Only about 72% of the people who take the exam each month across Pennsylvania pass the exam the 1st time. While we can’t guarantee that you will pass, over the many years we have been in operation most of our students have passed the exam the 1st time. However the exam should not be taken lightly as the questions are tricky and preparation requires study outside of the classroom and good test taking skills. Real Estate transactions often involve the largest financial commitment of people’s lives and the Real Estate Agent needs the knowledge to assist the consumer and answer their questions.

No. An application and license fee must be submitted to the state and then when the license is received one may then begin working in real estate.

Anyone can take the courses without a sponsor and after successful completion of the courses also take the state licensing exam without a sponsor. However in order to apply for a Real Estate license one must be associated with a real estate company and the Broker of Record for that company must sign the application for a license.

While some companies expect certain commitments from people they hire, most are always looking for additional salespeople.

You may transfer your license to another real estate company anytime as long as the proper form and fee are sent to the state Real Estate Commission.

Once the license is issued, it will be active until May 31 of the next EVEN numbered year. In order to renew the license one must complete 14 hours of Continuing Education and submit a renewal form and fee.

You may come up with additional questions as time goes by, most of which will probably be answered in the courses. However if you have questions at any time you may ask your instructor or call the office. Questions regarding the course material must always be answered in class by the instructor, other questions not pertaining to the instructional material may be answered by the Institute’s office staff or director.

You may come up with additional questions as time goes by, most of which will probably be answered in the courses. However if you have questions at any time you may ask your instructor or call the office. Questions regarding the course material must always be answered in class by the instructor, other questions not pertaining to the instructional material may be answered by the Institute’s office staff or director.

Scott-White Career Institute LLC
Salesperson Pre-Licensing Enrollment Contract & Registration Form

In consideration of the SCOTT-WHITE CAREER INSTITUTE, herein referred to as “The School”, accepting me as a student and providing me the instruction in Real Estate as agreed; I agree to pay the required tuition at or prior to the execution of this agreement and abide by the following rules and regulations set forth by “The School”:

I am aware of the ATTENDANCE POLICY of “The School” as imposed by the Real Estate Commission, which requires that I attend at least 80% of the class time.

If I miss more than the permitted time, I understand that I will not be issued an official transcript and it will be my responsibility to make arrangements to make up any missed time when the course is offered again in order to obtain one.

I also understand if I fail to make up the missed required time within 2 months, I will be required to pay for and take the course again.

If I miss 3 consecutive classes with no notification given to “the School”, I will be dis-enrolled automatically and any attempt to continue will be denied unless I have re-registered and repaid for a new enrollment date.

I agree to adhere to an academic average of 75% as set forth by the real estate commission. I understand that if I fail to maintain or achieve this course standard at the conclusion of the applicable course, I will not be issued an official transcript.

I agree to hold “The School” harmless from any liability as a result of my failure to successfully complete any course. This means I will adhere to BOTH Real Estate Commission standards of ACADEMICS and ATTENDANCE. I hereby acknowledge, by my signature, that my failure to perform in either one of these areas will prevent me from obtaining an official transcript. I must thereby, repeat and repay for any and all applicable courses that I failed to achieve course standards, in order to be provided my official transcript.

If I am unable to attend the course(s) that I am registering for, I will notify “The School” prior to the beginning of the first day of class and I will be given a refund less a $25.00 administrative fee plus any applicable credit card servicing fees.

Once the course I registered for begins, I understand that I will not receive a refund of any amount that I have rendered to “The School”.
If I fail to attend, or fail to notify “The School”, that I am unable to attend, I understand that I will lose any money paid once the course I registered for begins.

If I foresee a course conflict, I may reschedule my course by notifying “The School” within 7 calendar days of the start of the first course. “The School” will allow me to reschedule the course within a 2- month period. Any tuition paid to “The School” will be applied to that rescheduled course in the event “the school” is notified in the first 7 day period.

On the 8th calendar day from the start of the first course I registered for, I will be bound to both registration dates that appear on this contract. THEREBY, IF I CANNOT ATTEND THE SECOND COURSE, I MUST REPAY AND RE-REGISTER FOR A NEW COURSE DATE.

“The School” shall have the right to discontinue instruction and cancel this agreement at any time for violation of the rules or disruptive conduct during class, or if I should refuse to take the instruction when scheduled.

While I attend any training on “The School” premise, “The School” has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy with regards to the following matters: No drugs or any related paraphernalia will be allowed; No Weapons of any kind or objects that can be construed as weapons will be permitted; No physical or sexual harassment nor verbal or physical discrimination will be tolerated. No cheating in any form will be allowed at any time. In the event “The School” is made aware of any of the conditions set here in, I understand that my instruction will be discontinued, my registration revoked, and thereby, I will be removed from the course and the “The School” permanently.

If I miss any testable material or examinations due to missing a scheduled class, I understand that any testable material must be done in a proctored environment controlled by “the School”. In the event “the School” bears witness to a recorded score while there is an academic absence, the grade I received will not count and I will be found in violation of cheating. I understand that this alone may be grounds for the revocation of my enrollment. In addition to consenting to making up my assignments in a proctored environment, I also recognize that I must make up any and all material before the last scheduled Friday of the course I am registered for. If I fail to do so, I will receive a zero for all pending assignments which will have an adverse effect to my academic average.

“The School” has the right to substitute any study or field work in connection with its courses when changing conditions in the field of study, in “The School’s” judgment, indicate same.

I agree to hold “The School” harmless from any liability as a result of my failure to successfully complete the course, from injuries sustained while in class, or injuries sustained on the way to or from the site of the course.

I agree not to share any course material with any non-paying student. I understand that doing so will be considered an effort to conspire and cheat and, thereby, be grounds for termination.

I agree to keep a photo-copy of this form future records. And hereby, In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal on the bottom signature line consenting and agreeing to all terms and conditions set forth on both sides of this form.

NOTE: The Scott-White Career Institute, LLC is not bound by any oral agreement or representations other than those specified herein.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal

I Accept the Terms and Conditions