The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has contracted with Pearson VUE to conduct its examination program. Pearson VUE provides examinations through a network of computer examination centers in Pennsylvania. Pearson VUE works closely with the State to be certain that examinations meet local as well as national requirements in basic principles and examination development standards. Download the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission Handbook
Apply for a license and exam authorization
Before taking an examination, candidates must complete all prelicensing education and file an application to sit for the examination. When the application requirements are met, the candidates will be authorized by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and will be notified via email confirmation from Pearson VUE.
The authorization for Salespersons is good for 5 years after passing the first education course to take the exams. Brokers have a 10-year authorization after passing the first course to take their exams. Exam results are good for 3 years from the date of passing. Candidates must apply for their license within the 3-year period and submit their passing score reports and licensing application to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.
To apply for your Salesperson exam, please create an account in Clarus. Choose a State and/or National exam application and submit proof of education and other required documents. You will need to do both applications if you are required to take both portions of the exam. You will only need to be required to submit the required documentation once. Pearson VUE will review Salesperson exam eligibility, and you will be notified of approval once requirements are met via email. The email will contain instructions on how to schedule your exam.
Candidates wishing to obtain a broker’s license must pass the Broker examination. To qualify to take the Broker examination, all applicants must go to www.pals.pa.gov and register, then log in to submit an application. A list of documents needed to include with the application can be found by clicking on ‘Application Checklists’ from the above link, then select the type of license needed to view the checklist items that will be required. Once approved, you will receive an email authorization with instructions on scheduling. You will need to navigate to pare.useclarus.com, hit “reset password” then use the email associated with your PALS account to reset your password so you can schedule your exam using the Clarus portal.
Make a reservation and pay the examination fee
The exam fee is $49 for each exam. Once you receive your authorization to test by email from Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, through Pearson VUE, you may make a reservation for the examination following the instructions from your eligibility email. Candidates are not permitted to retake a part of the exam that has already been passed during the 5-year authorization period.
Please visit Pearson Vue for the full list of testing centers.
- Allentown, PA: 5100 W Tilghman Street, Suite B-30 Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
- Blue Bell, PA: 1777 Sentry Pkwy W Bldg 14, Suite 303, Blue Bell, PA 19422
- Harrisburg, PA: 801 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
- King of Prussia, PA: 150 S Warner Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
- Lancaster, PA: 205 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
- Wayne, PA: 530 E. Swedesford Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
- Pittsburgh (East), PA: 1500 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221
- Pittsburgh (West), PA: Penn Center Blvd & Campbell’s Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15276
- Scranton, PA: 330 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton, Pennsylvania 18507
- Philadelphia, PA: 1800 John F Kennedy (JFK) Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Pearson Vue Contact Information
Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission Contact Information
- Phone: 1-833-367-2762
- Website: www.dos.pa.gov/estate