In order to become licensed as a broker in Pennsylvania, a real estate licensee must meet both education and experience requirements.
Pennsylvania Broker Licensure
16 credits or 240 hours of instruction is required from the categories below.
6 credits or 90 hours in at least three of courses below
|Real Estate Finance||3|
|Real Estate Investment||2|
|Real Estate Sales||2|
|Valuation of Residential Property (Appraisal)||2|
|Valuation of Income Producing Property (Appraisal)||2|
|Residential Property Management||2|
|Non-Residential Property Management||2|
GHRI offers at least 5 of these annually!
4 credits or 60 hours (must take both)
|Real Estate Law||2|
|Real Estate Office Management||2|
GHRI offers both of these annually!
6 credits or 90 hours in any approved Broker elective credit course
|ABR®, Accredited Buyer’s Representative|
|CNE® 1, Certified Negotiation Expert|
|CNE® Advanced Concepts Course|
|CSP®, Certified New Home Sales Professional|
|GREEN®, Day 1 & 2|
|SRS®, Seller Representative Specialist|
|SRES®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist|
GHRI offers at least 5 of these annually!
- 1 broker credit = 15 hours
- Maximum of 4 credits per study area
- All elective courses must be approved by the PA SPREC for each education provider in order to be approved for a broker elective credit.
Pennsylvania Broker Licensee Requirements
- Must be 21 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Must have at least three years experience as a licensed real estate salesperson
- Complete 16 credits or 240 hours of instruction within 10 years prior to date of passing licensing exam.
- Satisfy at least 200 points in experience. You can find the point system and LINK
Note: points are awarded for full time employment wherein no other points can be earned.
- Have successfully passed both the Pennsylvania and National portions of PSI Broker Real Estate Exam
- Have completed, signed and submitted thelicnesing application provided by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the required fee.
GHRI Broker and Designation Courses
Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (15 hours)
The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. Students will learn how to build a buyer-representative business, value the services they perform on behalf of buyer-clients, increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement…
CNE1 (Core Concept Course) (15 hours)
Course topics include: Getting better results for your clients, communicating your value to clients, knowing how to handle tough negotiators and difficult situations, winning multiple offer situations, dealing effectively with changing markets and more. Approved for 15 hours CE and 1 Broker Elective Credit. Early Bird cost is $299, after May 7th cost is $349…
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Broker Experience Requirements
Must provide a minimum of 3 years of real estate experience by documenting 200 points using the following point system:
- Sale (Commercial or Residential) – 5 points;
- Exclusive listing which sold (Commercial or Residential) – 5 points;
- Unsold exclusive listing (Commercial or Residential) – 1 point;
- Lease (Commercial) – 5 points;
- Lease (Residential) – 1 point;
- Property Management Assistance (Commercial or Residential) – 6 points/month.
For additional information on Broker Applicant experience requirements, please visit the PA State Real Estate Commission website.
Once a broker candidate has successfully completed the education and experience requirements, they are eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania Broker License Exam. To sit for the exam,
- Complete and mail the Broker Examination Eligibility Application, to the State Real Estate Commission. The cost is $40.
- The Real Estate Commission will contact you with the approval, and send the instructions for taking the state exam. This exam is administered by PSI Examination Services. More information…
- Once you pass the state exam, PSI will give you the required forms to submit to the Real Estate Commission to obtain your license.