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Real Estate License Renewal and CE Requirements Extended

License renewal and continuing education requirements for real estate brokers and salespersons have been delayed 90 days, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

The bureau announced the delay today as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Renewals and continuing education requirements will now be required by Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Association-owned real estate schools throughout the state have canceled and postponed continuing education classes over the past few weeks in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s restrictions imposed to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

“PAR is grateful BPOA and State Real Estate Commission recognized the unique challenges the pandemic has created for real estate licensees and has delayed the renewal period,” said PAR President Bill Festa. “We’ve been in discussions with both the bureau and the commission advocating for Realtors® in the past weeks.”

The Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act requires brokers and salespersons to complete 14 hours of commission-approved continuing education during each two-year license period. New salespersons who are renewing their licenses for the first time are required to complete a specific set of continuing education courses.

The bureau is working on testing renewal applications now. Licensees will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions at their registered e-mail address when renewals are open. Log in to PALS to verify your correct, current email address is linked to your license so you receive the notification when the renewal application is online.

9 Responses
  • March 27, 2020 at 10:03 am ERIC HUA says

    I have completed the online 14 hours, how can do? would you please advise how can I do? thank you

    • March 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm Kevin Juliano says

      Eric – If you have obtained your necessary continuing education, you should be good to just complete the license renewal once the application is available.

  • March 27, 2020 at 10:08 am Robert Roman says

    Very proactive, thank you!

  • March 27, 2020 at 12:18 pm Patricia Potkey says

    Thank you.

  • March 28, 2020 at 10:13 am Frank Dolski says

    Thanks for being Proactive!

  • March 30, 2020 at 8:36 pm Terry Mendenhall says

    when will the new course dates be available

    • March 31, 2020 at 8:39 am Kevin Juliano says

      Hi Terry – As the state association, we don’t run continuing education courses. I encourage you to follow updates from your local association–the Suburban West Realtors® Association–for notices about new course dates.

  • April 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm Sandy Hoban says

    I have completed my CE and have filled out the application on the PALS sight but there is no option to pay.


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