Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT GETTING YOUR LICENSE IN PENNSYLVANIA

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

We'd be worried if you didn't have questions! Getting your real estate license in Pennsylvania is a big step, so to help, we've collected some frequently asked questions below.


How do I get a Pennsylvania real estate license?

To become a licensed real estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania includes completing the following:

 

How long does it take to get a Pennsylvania real estate license?

The amount of time to get your Pennsylvania real estate salesperson license varies due to the number of steps involved. Most complete the requirements within four months. These include completing education, submitting an application for the license, passing the background check, and taking the licensing exam.

 

How much does the Pennsylvania real estate license exam cost?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson Exam cost $54 for both the state and national sections of the test. This is a two-part exam (national and state) totaling 110 questions and the time allotted is 3 hours. The PA specific section is comprised of 30 questions and you are given 60 minutes to complete it. The national section of the test is comprised of 80 questions and 120 minutes are allotted to complete this section.

 

What are the rules for reciprocity for PA real estate licenses?

Currently Pennsylvania has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and West Virginia. Check with the state you are interested in working with to see what specific requirements must be met to receive and maintain a reciprocal license.

 


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