All real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) must complete 14 hours of education during the renewal period. This MUST include at least 3 hours of training on the PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management. The remaining elective hours can be any topic approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.
It’s not just the broker’s responsibility to be aware of these duties. All licensees must understand the supervision they can expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities and highlight key aspects of licensing law, rules, and regulations.
It is the broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. Brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them in all states. This specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of the salespeople who work for them, including violations of state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.
This course is designed to help real estate licensees understand the legal requirements under Pennsylvania law concerning broker supervision, advertising, and property management. You will learn about supervisory duties, advertising regulations, property management requirements, and violations of real estate license laws. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the Commonwealth’s Landlord and Tenant Act and study cases heard by the Real Estate Commission.
All Pennsylvania real estate licensees – salespersons, associate brokers, and brokers – must renew their licenses every two years. The current renewal period will end on May 31, 2024. In order to renew their licenses, real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) must complete 14 hours of education during the renewal period. This MUST include at least 3 hours of training on the Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management, the remaining elective hours can be any topics approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, with the following exceptions:
- Recent Licensees: Agents who are taking PA real estate continuing education for the first time must complete 14 hours of mandatory CE, with the General Module (7 hours) being a requisite. Students can choose their additional 7 hours from either the Residential Module or the Commercial Module, culminating in a total of 14 CE hours. It’s important to note this is the educational requirement for renewal the first time completing.
- New or reactivated Pennsylvania Licensees: Licensees who receive their first license within the last six months of the 2022-2024 renewal period (December 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024) are not required to complete continuing education. However, to renew their license, they must submit the renewal application and pay the relevant fees to the Real Estate Commission.
Finished CE? You’ll need to renew your license. The Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission e-mails renewal notices two to three months before the license expiration date. Notices are sent via e-mail to e-mail addresses registered on the PALS website.
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Is Your PA License in Escrow? Your license may be “in escrow,” or temporarily inactive if you decided against renewing it or missed the previous renewal deadline. You can’t legally work in real estate sales unless your license is active. We recommend you partner with your broker to fill out the application together to make sure everything is filled out properly. You may need CE to reactivate. Contact us for help with what courses to take for re-activation.