PLEASE NOTE: We provide the following renewal information as a courtesy and it may change at any time. It is the individual licensee's responsibility to be sure that he or she meets the requirements for his or her own particular license renewal circumstance(s).

Renewal Deadline Extension:
Under the State Real Estate Commission, renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020. The CE renewal cycle has also been extended to August 29, 2020. You must complete 14 hours of CE, including the required mandatory topics if applicable, between June 1, 2018 and August 29, 2020 in order to meet the requirements. The next CE cycle will begin August 30, 2020 and extend to May 31, 2022.

  • Total Hours: 14
  • Required Topic: 3.5
  • Elective: 10.5
  • Renewal Cycle: 2 years

14 continuing education hours every 24 months. Licenses expire May 31 of every even-numbered year.

At the April 17, 2018 meeting of the Real Estate Commission, pursuant to 49 Pa. Code § 35.384(b), the Commission voted to impose a continuing education requirement for the 2018-2020 renewal period. The requirement is that at least 1.5 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be in the topic of Property Management as a real estate licensee and at least 2 hours must be in the topic of Advertising. The coursework must be completed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020 in order to meet the requirement. New licensees who are renewing for the first time are exempt from this one-time requirement, and are still required to complete the mandatory courses for new licensees pursuant to 49 Pa. Code § 35.384(b).

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  • Total Hours: 14
  • Mandatory/Core: 14
  • Post-License: 0

Licensees who are renewing their license for the first time are required to complete a specific 14-hour first-time renewal course. The first 7 hours of the required course are applicable to all first time licensed practitioners (general). The other 7 hours of the required course are to be either residential or commercial modules. Licensees are permitted to choose which module best reflects their practices. (PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer first-time renewal courses or modules).

Receiving Credit for Completed Courses

Pennsylvania is an audit state, meaning neither licensees nor education schools send notice of course completions to the Department of Licensing; instead, the DOL requires that licensees can provide proof of course completions in the event they are audited.

NOTE: Each time you complete a course on the CBT website, you will receive a courtesy email to validate notice of your completion.

After you've completed all your courses, navigate to the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) website to renew your license: https://www.pals.pa.gov/#/page/default

Regulation of Online CE Courses

Seat timers are not required by the Commission; therefore, timers are NOT included in our courses. Final exams are not required.

PA Approved School

Registered at the state under our school name CBT Alliance (provider# RU003270). To verify our school with the state please visit http://www.pals.pa.gov/verify . Perform a Facility Search on the page that loads using the provider name CBT Alliance. You should select "Real Estate Commission" as the Board/Commission.

We are a Pennsylvania approved real estate school offering flexible online PA real estate continuing education courses. Our Pennsylvania real estate license renewal courses can be taken anytime day or night.

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