Pennsylvania is full of rolling hills, lush forests, and millions of acres of farmland. It’s also a state full of history – it’s home of the liberty bell, Johann Behrent built the first piano in American in 1775, the first baseball stadium was built in 1909, and don’t forget about the Philly cheesesteak!
By getting your Pennsylvania real estate license, you can introduce your clients to all of the wonderful history that the Keystone State has to offer.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your Pennsylvania real estate license online.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Pennsylvania
- Complete a 75-hour course
- Pass the state exam
- Submit your license application
Basic Pennsylvania Real Estate License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old in order to become a Pennsylvania real estate agent. You must also have a high school diploma or GED.
How Do I Apply for My Pennsylvania Real Estate License?
What You’ll Need:
- Application fee of $97
- Criminal background check
- Proof of 75-hour course
- Score sheets from state exam
Once you complete both the 30-hour Real Estate Fundamentals course and the 45-hour Real Estate Practices course, you must submit to a background check. If you live in Pennsylvania, can obtain that here. The fee for fingerprinting is $22.
After you complete the required 75 hours of basic real estate courses, you can schedule an appointment with PSI to take your state exam.
Upon successfully passing the state exam, you can apply for your real estate license. Visit www.pals.pa.gov, either sign in or create an account, and click on “Apply for New License”. The online application will help walk you through the process. The application fee is $97.
How Do I Schedule My Exam?
To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website at www.psiexams.com. The exam fee is $49.
What Can I Expect During the Pennsylvania Licensing Exam?
The Pennsylvania Real Estate exam consists of two portions – national and state-specific.
The national portion contains 80 questions, and you will need to correctly answer 60 (75%) in order to pass. You will have 120 minutes to complete this portion.
The state-specific portion contains 30 questions, and you will need to correctly answer 23 (75%) in order to pass. You will have 60 minutes to complete this portion.
You will be given your score report immediately following the exam.
Are You Approved by Pennsylvania to Offer Pre-Licensing Courses?
PDH Academy is approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission to offer the 75 hours of pre-licensing training. Click here to view our approval. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
To learn more, read our blog “How to Get Your Real Estate License in Pennsylvania”.
Questions about your license application or licensure requirements should be directed to:
Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Address: PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone Number: (717) 783-3658
For exam registration information, you may contact PSI at:
Address: 3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
How much money does a Real Estate Agent make in Pennsylvania?
A Real Estate Agent in Pennsylvania earns an average salary of $42,416 per year.
How do I register for the exam?
Registration for the exam can be done with the exam provider PSI. You can register at www.psiexams.com.