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Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
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Real Estate Salesperson:  Must be at least 18 years of age and have to successfully complete four credits, or 60 hours, of approved real estate education. All real estate courses need to have been completed within the ten years preceding passing the real estate exams and applicants must apply for their salesperson license within three years of passing the real estate exams. All real estate salesperson applicants need to be sponsored by a licensed Pennsylvania real estate broker who will be overseeing their activities.  All applicants must provide the Commission with a criminal background check no older than 90 days. If an applicant has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, including any drug law violation, full information needs to be provided to the Commission.

Continued education:  In order to renew a license all agents must successfully complete 14 hours of approved continuing education courses during each two-year license period.

Broker applicants:  Must be at last 18 years of age and have to successfully complete the education requirement and pass the real estate examinations. Broker applicants must supply recommendations from one broker and two unrelated people who own property in the county where the applicant has a place of business.  The Commission will do an office inspection prior to issuing the license. The office of a sole proprietor must have a sign displayed outside which bears the office name exactly is it appears on the license.

Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents: Applicants having a real estate broker license in another jurisdiction may be allowed two education credits for each full year of active practice during the preceding ten year period.

Additional Note:
Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission - functions under the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs.

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