Broker Licensure

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.

Core (CB)

6 credits or 90 hours in at least three of courses below

Real Estate Finance3
Real Estate Investment2
Real Estate Sales2
Valuation of Residential Property (Appraisal)2
Valuation of Income Producing Property (Appraisal)2
Residential Property Management2
Non-Residential Property Management2
Residential Construction2

GHRI offers at least 5 of these annually!

Mandatory (MB)

4 credits or 60 hours (must take both)

Real Estate Law2
Real Estate Office Management2

GHRI offers both of these annually!

Elective (EB)

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 the licensing application provided by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the required fee.

Broker Experience Requirements

Must provide a minimum of 3 years of real estate experience by documenting 200 points using the following point system:

  1. Sale (Commercial or Residential)  – 5 points;
  2. Exclusive listing which sold (Commercial or Residential) – 5 points;
  3. Unsold exclusive listing (Commercial or Residential) – 1 point;
  4. Lease (Commercial) – 5 points;
  5. Lease (Residential) – 1 point;
  6. 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.

GHRI Broker and Designation Courses

To register for Broker Courses, call (717) 364-3200 or register online in your GHAR Member Portal.

Core Classes

Residential Construction (30 hours)

Course will cover the PA SREC approved course outline including:  history and trends in housing, construction laws, subdividing and developments, architecture and design, estimating costs and bidding contracts, site preparation, building components and mechanical systems, the construction process, amenities, financing and more.  Course is approved for 30 Hours of CE for the 2022-2024 CE cycle and also for 2 Broker credits…

Mike Biechler

Mandatory Classes

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management (30 hours)

This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics will include:  Communication, Leadership and Management Skills; Policies and Procedures; Marketing the Office, Company and Properties; Staffing and Recruitment; Training and Coaching your REALTORS®. Approved for 2 Broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2022-2024 cycle. Cost is $400, plus $30 for text book…

Sue Kichman, C2EX

Elective Classes

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) (15 hours)

Learn tools and tips that will equip you to list in today’s marketplace. Learn how to:  increase listings and grow your business, demonstrate and communicate your value package, understand and apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, understand and comply with state license laws, understand and apply methods, tools and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need…

Seller Representative Specialist Class SRS

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 goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills…

Accredited Buyer's Representative ABR
Rick Zalek

State Exam

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,

  1. Complete and mail the Broker Examination Eligibility Application, to the State Real Estate Commission. The cost is $40.
  2. 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…
  3. Once you pass the state exam, PSI will give you the required forms to submit to the Real Estate Commission to obtain your license.