The deadline to renew your real estate license in Pennsylvania, May 31, is rapidly approaching.
You should have received an email from the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission that provided you with the information needed to renew, which must be completed online. If you have not received an email from the commission, check your spam folder and then log into the Pennsylvania Licensing System to confirm that your email address and brokerage are correct. As a reminder, before you can renew your license, your broker of record has to be renewed.
To renew your license, you must complete 14 hours of continuing education, including 3.5 hours of approved required training on redlining, steering, implicit bias, diversity and the Fair Housing Act. Real estate agents who were licensed on Dec. 1, 2021, or after have to renew their license but do not have to complete continuing education in this cycle. Real estate agents who were licensed between Dec. 1, 2019 and Nov. 31, 2021, are required to renew their license and complete a specific set of two seven-hour continuing education courses (General Module, Residential Module or Commercial Module if you are a commercial practitioner) through an approved provider by May 31, 2022. Transcripts of your classes should be available where you took the class.
There is no grace period for renewals of any license this year. If your license renewal is not complete by May 31, 2022, your license is considered expired and you must cease practice immediately or be subject to possible discipline. PAR has a page dedicated to license renewal questions.
PAR is not responsible for renewing real estate licenses, it is the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission who handles the process. Please log into your PALS account to begin the renewal process.