Pennsylvania realtors know that continuing education is required to renew a license. Knowing the license expiration date, how many hours of study are required to renew and what to do if a realtor license has become inactive are important. Following are some commonly asked questions about renewing a realtor’s license in Pennsylvania when it comes to real estate agent education.
How Many Hours of Continuing Education Are Required for Licensees?
Fourteen hours of approved continuing education is required to reactivate or renew a realtor’s license in Pennsylvania. Credits completed for renewals have to be completed between June 1 and May 31st, and licenses are renewed on even years. The expiration date for a license appears on the wallet card, wall certificate and a realtor can check online.
Where Can Courses Be Taken in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission must approve providers to give continuing education courses. Approved providers do not necessarily have to be accredited colleges or located in the state. However, checking first to see if the courses you want to take are approved for a particular provider is necessary.
What Are the Requirements if a Pennsylvania Real Estate License Is Inactive?
If a licensed salesperson or broker has an inactive license, it is necessary to take the required 14 hours of education before renewing. These hours do not apply later toward renewal, and the salesperson or broker must complete an additional 14 hours of study to complete that educational requirement. A realtor whose license has been inactive for more than five years must take the licensing examination again before it can be reissued. This includes completing a new application, background check, documents showing that continuing education was completed and the application fee.
How Are Courses Offered in Pennsylvania?
Realtors have a choice of classroom or online courses to complete the study requirements. While it might be convenient for realtors and salespersons to opt for in-house classroom study if it is offered at their agency, other may prefer online courses.
Why Is an Online Course a Good Option?
Online courses by approved providers allow a realtor or salesperson to study at any time or any place. This makes it a real convenience for those who lead busy lives.
Is There a Passing Grade for Online Courses?
A minimum score of 75 percent is required in order to pass an online course. However, PDH Academy lets you retake the course free if you don’t pass it the first time. Licensees taking courses also have the option to start or stop whenever they like, so they can study at their convenience.
PDH Approved Online Courses for Real Estate Education
PDH Academy offers individual online courses for those who prefer that option and bundled online courses at substantial savings that include everything a real estate licensee needs to renew a license in Pennsylvania. Once each real estate education course is passed, we send the licensee a copy of the completion certificate in no more than two days, which should be secured in a safe place in the event of an audit. Pennsylvania no longer requires that completed courses be reported to the state board. Contact us for more information or to enroll in courses.