Broker Licensure

**Broker/Designation classes must be paid in full at the time of registration. A $100.00 cancelation fee will be retained by the School if the student cancels or withdrawals from class.**

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
CSP®, Certified New Home Sales Professional
GREEN®, Day 1 & 2
RENE®, Real Estate Negotiation Expert
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.

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 Buyers Representative ABR
Rick Zalek

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 the 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.

To register for Broker Courses, call (717) 364-3200

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) (15 hours)

Learn tools and tips that will equip you to list in today’s marketplace. Lear how to: increase listings and grow you 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…


Real Estate Law (30 hours)

This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics covered will include: introduction to real property, contract law, the real estate transaction, leases, law and the real estate licensee, counsel of attorney and much more. Approved for 2 broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2024-2026 CE Cycle. Cost is $400…

Sue Kichman, C2EX

State Exam

Candidates wishing to obtain a broker’s license must pass the Broker examination. To qualify to take the Broker examination, all applicants must go to and register, then log in to submit an application. A list of documents needed to include with the application can be found by clicking on ‘Application Checklists’ from the above
link, then selecting the type of license needed to view the checklist items that will be required. Once approved, you will receive an email authorization with instructions on scheduling. You will need to navigate to, and hit “reset password” then use the email associated with your PALS account to reset your password so you can schedule for your exam using the Clarus portal.