In order to sell or rent properties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and earn a commission in the process, you must first obtain your real estate salespersons license.
Get Your PA Real Estate License
Here are 4 steps you need to take in order to get your Pennsylvania real estate license:
First, you must complete two courses (75 hours in total). These courses must be approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.
The 2 courses include the following:
1) Real Estate Fundamentals - 30 hours
2) Real Estate Practice - 45 hours
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At the end of each of the two courses is a proctored final exam.
Next, you must schedule and pass the state licensing exam. The state exam must be taken at a PSI Testing Center.
You should download and carefully read the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin.
Page 3 of the Bulletin explains how to schedule your state exam. You must submit the Examination Registration Form to PSI, along with your two Certificates of Completion, and pay the $49 exam fee. Once PSI approves your state exam application, they will mail you an eligibility notice, at which time you can contact PSI to set up a date and location for your state exam.
The exam consists of a National portion and a State portion.
You must answer at least 60 out of 80 questions correctly on the National portion and 23 out of 30 questions correctly on the State portion in order to pass. You must pass both portions in order to pass the overall exam.
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission requires that all candidates submit a criminal record check, which can be obtained through the state police's PATCH website. The criminal record check cannot be older than 90 days from the date the Commission receives your license application.
Finally, you will have to submit your Salesperson License Application online using the state's PALS website. Once you complete the application and upload the requirement documents, your employing broker must log in and complete their portion of the application.
Once the Real Estate Commission approves your application, you will receive your license in the mail (at your broker's main office) within 7-10 business days.
The general licensing requirements include:
How to get a real estate license in the State of Pennsylvania?
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