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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 75 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 must recognize the importance of studying and the commitment it takes to pass both courses. 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.

At Scott-White you can attend our standard 8 week course which takes place every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Morning from 9:30AM-11:00AM OR Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Evening from 5:30PM-7:00PM. If your availability allows, you may take both sessions and complete the course in 4 weeks but this can be difficult. Our goal, which should also be yours, is to prepare you to Pass the Exam the First Time.

Students may enroll by clicking on the ‘Available Courses’ Tab and selecting the ‘School of Real Estate’ icon or through the course calendar by selecting your preferred class date. 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 match your state issued ID.

We may only issue transcripts to those students who have earned a passing grade for the course (75%) and have sufficient attendance (80%). Transcripts are usually available and emailed within 5-7 business days after completion of your final course. You will also receive instructions on how to register for your State Board Exam with PSI. A fee of $30.00 will be charged for replacement transcripts.

We can e-mail a replacement transcript after the $30 replacement fee is received. We will send out an invoice that you can pay via debit/credit card.

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 (2 classes) you may be discharged from class. If a class is missed, it is the student’s responsibility to read the course chapter and complete the corresponding quiz.

No, unfortunately class times are not interchangeable. The morning sessions are learning totally different course material than the evening session. While the AM is taking Practice the PM is on Fundamentals or vice-versa.

About 55% 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 after choosing a broker. When your license is received, you may then begin practicing 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. It is likely after passing your state board exam that you will be recruited by local brokerages as they receive reports of new licensees.

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