Information on how to become a Real Estate Agent in Pennsylvania.
SALESPERSON AND RENTAL LISTING REFERRAL AGENT:
A candidate for a salesperson or rental listing referral agent license must pass the Salesperson examination. To qualify to take the Salesperson examination, you must:
- be at least 18 years old;
- Meet one of the following:
- have completed education requirements in one of the following ways:
- have completed 4 credits or 60 hours of real estate instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals (30
hours) and Real Estate Practice (30 hours) within 10 years prior to the date of successful completion
of the licensing examination; or
- possess a bachelors degree with a major in real estate or its equivalent from an accredited
college, university o-r institute of higher learning;
- have completed 4 credits or 60 hours of acceptable basic real estate courses at a real
estate school, accredited college, university or institute of higher learning located outside this
Commonwealth that has been approved by the jurisdiction where the school is located;
- possess a Letter of Certification from another licensing jurisdiction showing you have been actively licensed within the past 5 years. Submit a Letter of Certification from that jurisdiction, dated within 90
days of the date you are registering.
- possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or a Certificate of Good Standing from the Supreme Court of the state where you practice law.
If you meet the qualifications above, you may register with PSI to take the Salesperson examination by:
- Submitting the completed PSI Registration Form (form included in this packet), including the $56 examination fee
- Submitting one of the following:
- The ORIGINAL Uniform Real Estate Transcript issued by a Commission-approved real estate school. MAKE A COPY of this transcript to provide to the Commission when requesting licensure.
- Certified copy of the transcript from an approved out of-state real estate school.
- Certified copy of the transcript from an accredited college, university or institute of higher learning
- Certified copy of the transcript from an accredited law school showing you obtained your Juris Doctor degree, or a Certification of Good Standing.
- If actively licensed in another jurisdiction within the past 5 years, submit a Letter of Certification from that jurisdiction, dated within 90 days of the date you are
registering (submit a copy, the original MUST be included with your application for licensure).
- Certified/Original means the document was obtained directly from the school, agency, etc., with the
raised seal and original signature.
Upon approval of eligibility, you will be mailed a confirmation notice containing instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination from PSI.
Your examination scores are only valid for three years. Therefore, the Commission must receive your completed application, fees and any required documentation within three years of passing the examination. If you miss the three-year deadline, you will be required to retake the examination before a license will be issued. Note: if you have passed the two sections of examination, on different dates, the three-year period begins the day you pass the first part of the examination.