License Information & Renewal

Real Estate Licenses

Individuals who maintain a real estate salesperson’s, associate broker’s, or broker’s license from the state of Pennsylvania are required to renew their license based on requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.

All Pennsylvania real estate licensees must renew their license every two years. The current renewal period began June 1, 2018 and ends May 31, 2020.

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees to complete 14 hours of education each renewal period. For most licensees, all coursework may be completed in elective topics approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. An exception applies to new licensees.

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has developed 14 required hours of mandatory continuing education course content for all licensees in their first renewal cycle. This provision affects anyone licensed on or after December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2019. The two required courses are:

  • General Module
  • Residential or Commercial Module

For new or reactivated Pennsylvania licenses issued in the last six months of the 2018-2020  renewal period (December 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020), the licensee does not have to complete continuing education. However, the licensee must complete the renewal application and pay the appropriate fees to the Real Estate Commission. This provision applies only during the licensee’s initial renewal period.


Appraiser Certification

Anyone holding an appraiser certification with the Board of Certified Appraisers is required to take 28 hours of continuing education. The next deadline is June 30, 2021.

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisal Board has mandated that a minimum of seven (7) continuing education hours are required on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and two (2) continuing education hours on the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act or Assessors Certification Act.

Appraisal Re-Certification:

2020-2021 National USPAP Update
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor, Melanie McLane
Fulfills 7 hour USPAP instruction requirement.  Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification for the 2019-2021 Appraiser Re-certification cycle.  Fulfills 7 hour USPAP instruction requirement.  This course focuses on changes to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for 2020-2021 and on appraisal issues that effect daily appraisal practice.  Cost is $75. (Course materials additional.  Appraisal Foundation workbook, $25.  2020-2021 USPAP book, $75. )