Ensuring You Meet the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commissions
Requirements for Licensing!
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (referred to as the Commission) established specific requirements to qualify for a real estate Salesperson License. We are here to ensure you meet those requirements. To learn more about requirements for real estate licensing and brokerage licensing, and to learn about testing requirements, read below.
Licensing Requirements for
Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Must have High School Diploma or the equivalent
- Must complete and submit to PSI, an “Examination Registration Form” including the $54 examination fee and 1 Official Transcript evidencing successful completion of the required education.
- Must qualify under one of the following and submit the required documentation to PSI with the registration form:
Must have completed four (4) credits or seventy-five (75) hours of real estate instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals (30 hours) and Real Estate Practice (45 hours) within ten (10) years prior to the date of successful completion of the licensing examination. An original copy of the Pennsylvania Uniform Real Estate Transcript must be submitted to PSI. A copy will be needed for the Commission.
Must possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate or its equivalent from an accredited college, university or institute of higher learning. A certified transcript must be submitted to PSI (Certified means that the document was obtained directly from the school with the raised seal.) A copy of the transcript will be needed for the Commission.
Must submit a Letter (letter) of Certification from the licensing authority if you have been licensed in another jurisdiction within the last five (5) years. This letter must include the license number, date of issuance, and proof of successful completion of the jurisdiction’s licensing examination, office address and name of employer. In this manner, you will only need to take the Pennsylvania State Specific Examination. The letter must be submitted to PSI. A copy will be needed for the Commission.
Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. A certified transcript from the law school showing when you obtained your Juris Doctor degree or a certified Certification of Good Standing from the Supreme Court of the state where you practice law must be submitted to PSI. A copy of the transcript or Certificate will be needed for the Commission.
Once you have completed the educational credits and have successfully passed the State Exam, you can apply for licensing. This must be done through the Real Estate Broker with whom you are going to be affiliated. The license will be issued through this company with both the salesperson’s name and the name of the company and mailed to their office.