Renewal Requirements > Salesperson, Associate Broker, Broker License Renewal

Individuals who maintain a real estate salesperson’s, associate broker’s, or broker’s license from the state of Pennsylvania are required to renew their license based on requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission

All Pennsylvania real estate licensees must renew their license every two years. The current renewal period began June 1, 2014 and ends May 31, 2016. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) to complete 14 elective hours of education each renewal period. There are no mandatory topics for this renewal period, except where noted below*. For most licensees, all coursework may be completed in elective topics approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. Exceptions are listed below:

  • *Notice for Recent Licensees* The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has developed 14 required hours of mandatory continuing education course content for all licensees in their first renewal cycle. This provision affects anyone licensed on or after December 1, 2013. The mandatory course must be completed by May 31, 2016. The Association of REALTORS® School will be offering these required courses in the classroom and online.
  • *New or reactivated Pennsylvania Licensees* – INITIAL RENEWAL PERIOD ONLY – If the first license was issued in the last six months of the 14-16 renewal period (December 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016), the licensee does NOT have to complete continuing education. However, the licensee must complete the renewal application and pay the appropriate fees to the Real Estate Commission.

If you have questions about the requirements for renewing a real estate license, please contact Paula Tansey at or call 610-560-4900.


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