Get your Real Estate Broker License

To become a licensed broker in Pennsylvania you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.

  • Complete 240 hours of education.

  • Download a Broker Examination Approval Application form from the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission.

  • Complete the application form; submit with fee, transcripts and summary of experience.

  • Await notification of application approval and authorization to sit for the Broker Examination.

  • Pass the Broker's Examination. Once this exam is passed, licensees may become Associate Brokers (working under the supervision of a broker of record or sole proprietor) or become a broker-of-record or a sole proprietor.

Education Requirements

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.

College degrees are not applicable unless the degree major is real estate, or coursework equivalent to a major in real estate, or a juris doctor degree.

Due to changes promulgated by the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission, candidates for a Pennsylvania Broker's License must take two (2) of their required 16-course credits in a Real Estate Brokerage course, and a minimum of two (2) more of the required 16 in a Real Estate Law course.

At least six (6) of the remaining 12 credits will be in three or more of the broker approved courses listed below:

  • Real Estate Law

  • Residential Property Management

  • Real Estate Finance

  • Residential Construction

  • Real Estate Investment

  • Residential Construction

  • Real Estate Brokerage

  • Residential Property Management

  • Construction Management

  • Basic Appraisal Principles

All other approved Broker courses are acceptable as "Elective" courses.

Applicants must have completed three years as licensed salespersons before applying to become a broker.

During their experience as real estate salespersons, broker candidates are expected to have accumulated a minimum of 200 experience points. Generally, points are awarded for each transaction initiated and successfully completed by the candidate.