- Pass both Real Estate Fundamentals (30 Hours) and Real Estate Practice (45 Hours), with a final grade of 75 or better for each course. Both courses are included in the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy’s Pre-licensing Package.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
- Complete an exam application through Pearson Vue, found at https://home.pearsonvue.com/pa/realestate. Submit your class transcripts and other required paperwork, and pay a $49 examination fee.
- Pass a criminal background check.
In addition to in-person classes, the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy has partnered with The CE Shop to offer online courses. You can find more information on our partnership here: https://www.glvreacademy.com/
Pearson Vue has testing centers throughout Pennsylvania, including in Allentown, but has also started allowing remote, online proctored exams for those who feel more comfortable taking the exam in their own homes. More information can be found at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/pa/realestate
Currently, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has reciprocity agreements with the following states:
- New York *Effective May 8, 2023, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission will no longer issue licenses by reciprocity based on an applicant holding an active license in the state of New York. Those with active reciprocal licenses issued through NYS licensure will be permitted to maintain that license as long as they remain in compliance with the Reciprocity regulations. Please review the law and regulations posted at www.dos.pa.gov/estate, and consult with a private attorney if you require advice on how to be in compliance.
More information on the reciprocal licensing process can be found at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/RealEstateCommission/Pages/Real-Estate-Guide.aspx
Yes, a few more things might be helpful for you to know!
- If pre-licensing courses were begun prior to August 28, 2018, the applicant is grandfathered under the old 60-hour requirement and those courses are good for 10 years. For any applicant who began their pre-licensing courses after August 28, 2018, they must meet the new 75-hour requirement and the courses are only good for 5 years from the date they were completed.
- Applicants must score a passing grade on each part of the salesperson’s licensing examination within 3 years prior to the submission of a properly completed license application.
- Applicants who have been actively licensed as a broker or a salesperson by another state within the last 5 years shall take and pass only the Pennsylvania portion of the examination.
Yes. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission is requiring a minimum of 3 hours of education that covers the responsibilities of the broker and the responsibilities of licensees in regard to property management, advertising, and general supervision including commissions and fees. The Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy is offering That’s Not My Job! Licensee vs. Broker Responsibilities. This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and meets the requirements for the mandatory continuing education.
This information applies to those not renewing their license for the first time. If you are renewing your license for the first time, proceed to the question directly below.
If you are renewing your license for the first time, you are required to complete the Mandatory New Licensee General Module and the New Licensee Residential Module. There is also a commercial module that you could take in place of the residential module, but that course is not offered at the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy.
REALTORS® and Appraisers who are members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a National Association of REALTORS®-mandated cycle (for this cycle, the training must be completed between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024).
Only courses and equivalencies provided by a local, state, or National REALTOR® Association can satisfy the Code of Ethics training requirement. Associations are not required to approve courses as having met the requirement that are offered by providers with which they have not partnered, or that are not one of the equivalencies identified by the local, state, or National Association.
The following options satisfy the Code of Ethics requirement for members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®:
- The National Association of REALTORS® offers a Code of Ethics course online for FREE without CE or for a cost with CE. The requirement can also be fulfilled by completing the C2EX Program (please note if you choose the C2EX Program, they do require you to have an NAR designation or certification to achieve 100% completion).
- The Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy offers courses that meet the Code of Ethics training requirement and, usually, these classes include continuing education credits. Click here to view the course calendar.
- The Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy has an agreement with The CE Shop, which offers online courses. Click here for more information on The CE Shop and their offerings.
Questions relating to the Code of Ethics requirement can be sent to Cheryl Graham at Cheryl@GLVR.org.
To review your education history at the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy, go to https://ims.glvr.org. After logging in, go to Menu > Education > My Education History. For login help, contact the Academy at 610-694-0727.
Remember that we do not keep track of your education and transcripts from other real estate schools. Only information from the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy will be available in the IMS system.
If you haven’t found an answer to your question please reach out to a member of our team for more information.