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What Courses Need To be Completed -
You must take two courses, one is called the Real Estate Practice, which is 45 hours long; the other, Real Estate Fundamentals, is 30 hours long. You can start with either course, but you must complete both. You must complete both tests and pass both with 70 or higher. You will receive a transcript upon completion.
What You Will Learn In the Course -
1. Real Estate Practice
In Real Estate Practice, you'll learn about:
Real Estate Brokerage
Relationships with Clients
Serving Sellers and Buyers
Real Estate Financing Principles
Mortgage Loan Characteristics
Federal Taxation and Investing
2. Real Estate Fundamentals
In Real Estate Fundamentals, you'll learn about:
Real Estate Legal Descriptions
Real Estate Property Rights and Estates
Real Estate Ownership
Real Estate Conveyancing and Recording
Real Estate Contracts
Real Estate Land Use and Development
Pennsylvania Licensing and Registration Act
Commission's Rules and Regulations
Education's Complete, Now What?
Finish both courses, pass both course tests
Use the transcript and designated form to apply for and take the state licensing exam
The exam is offered only at approved centers
The exam costs $49 every time you take it.
It consists of 120 questions
You have 3 hours to complete the exam
You must pass with a score of 75 or higher
You'll learn immediately at the testing center if you passed, or if you need to re-take the exam
If you passed, you will receive a receipt, keep this to claim your license
You must pass a criminal background check
You must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent
You must be affiliated with a real estate broker in PA who will serve as your legal supervisor
You'll interview with brokers as you would for any other career
Be sure to be comfortable with the broker you choose
The state will mail your license to your broker and you can begin to operate as a licensed real estate agent.
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