How to get your Real Estate License in Pennsylvania

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Pennsylvania Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Pennsylvania, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Pennsylvania real estate license requirements.

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3.5 Mandatory Hours
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Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Pennsylvania

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Pennsylvania Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 3.5
Elective Hours: 10.5
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2022
Pennsylvania Real Estate Professionals are required to take 14 continuing education hours every 24 months by 5/31 of even years.
Note: A licensee (not just first time renewal) may take any module(s) for continuing education credit.

At the April 17, 2018 meeting of the Real Estate Commission, pursuant to 49 Pa. Code § 35.384(b), the Commission voted to impose a continuing education requirement for the 2018-2020 renewal period. The requirement is that at least 1.5 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be in the topic of Property Management as a real estate licensee and at least 2 hours must be in the topic of Advertising. The coursework must be completed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020 in order to meet the requirement.

New licensees who are renewing for the first time are exempt from this one-time requirement, and are still required to complete the mandatory courses for new licensees pursuant to 49 PA Code §35.384(b).

First Time Renewal Requirements: A new licensee shall complete the Commission-developed 14-hour required courses for new licensees in satisfaction of the continuing education requirement. This means salesperson licensees must complete the General Module and either the Residential or Commercial Modules before they can renew their license.


Pennsylvania Extends License Renewal Deadlines for Nurses and Others During Coronavirus Emergency
Under the State Real Estate Commission, renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020.

Online Limitations

There are no limits on the number of CE hours allowed to be taken online.

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, PA 17110

Pennsylvania Real Estate License: First Time Renewal Requirements

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 14
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2022
A new licensee shall complete the Commission-developed 14-hour required courses for new licensees in satisfaction of the continuing education requirement.

This means salesperson licensees must complete the General Module and either the Residential or Commercial Modules before they can renew their license.


Pennsylvania Extends License Renewal Deadlines for Nurses and Others During Coronavirus Emergency
Under the State Real Estate Commission, renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020.

Online Limitations

There are no limits to the number of CE hours allowed to be taken online.

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Phone: 7177833658
Fax: 7177870250
Address: 2601 North Third St. (Penn Center) Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.