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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

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…

Victoria P. Edwards, Esquire

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…

Sue Kichman, C2EX

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…

R. Scot Chambers

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
Rick Zalek

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

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.