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 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:
- 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.
GHRI Broker and Designation Courses
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. Cost is $400, plus $50 for the text book. Includes lunch every day…
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 2020-2022 cycle. Cost is $400, plus $30 for text book…
GREEN® Designation (15 hours)
NAR’s GREEN Designation course. Day 1 will cover: The Resource Efficient Home – Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations and New Home Construction. Day 2 will cover: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource Efficient Homes. GREEN Designation is approved for an ABR Elective credit. Approved for 1 broker elective credit and 15 hours of PA Real Estate CE for the 2020-2022 cycle…
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…
ABR® – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
To register for Broker Courses, call (717) 364-3200 or register online in your GHAR Member Portal.
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.