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Real Estate License Renewal for Cycle Ending in 2022

The Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission grants and renews licenses in Pennsylvania via the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS). The renewal deadline for all real estate license types is May 31, 2022. All continuing education for this renewal cycle must be completed between Aug. 30, 2020 and May 31, 2022.

No paper renewal applications are accepted – you must renew online by logging onto the PALS website.

Real Estate License Renewal Process Now Open

The Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission has emailed real estate licensees their license renewal information. In order to renew your license, log into the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) to start the process. Your license must be renewed by May 31, 2022.

Brokers must renew before agents in their office can renew. Brokers may have both a broker of record license and a broker company license, which may be two different accounts. View information from the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission about personal and facility licenses.

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.

Renewal Based on License Date and Type

On or After Dec. 1, 2021

Licensees who were licensed on or after Dec. 1, 2021, have to renew their license, but do not have to complete continuing education in the cycle ending May 31, 2022. The renewal form will ask the licensee whether you have completed your CE, if you say “no,” it will ask you if you are eligible for a waiver under 35.383. If you say “yes” to that question, it will allow you to submit the renewal, and place you into the pool for a potential audit. If you are audited, you will simply provide proof that you are eligible for a waiver (i.e. proof your license was issued or reactivated within six months of the expiration date). You will have to take the required specific set of two, seven-hour continuing educations courses for the 2022-2024 renewal cycle.

Agents are not able to renew until their broker has renewed.

Watch an example of the real estate license renewal process.

Between Dec. 1, 2019 and Nov. 31, 2021

Real estate licensees 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.

Agents are not able to renew until their broker has renewed.

Watch an example of the real estate license renewal process.

All Other Real Estate Licensees

Real estate licensees who are renewing their licenses must complete 14 hours of continuing education courses, including 3.5 hours of approved required training on redlining, steering, implicit bias, diversity and the Fair Housing Act by May 31, 2022.

Agents are not able to renew until their broker has renewed.

Watch an example of the real estate license renewal process.

Broker of Record/Broker Corporation

Brokerages with separate licenses for the brokerage corporation (RB) and broker of record (RM) will need to renew both licenses. Check your PALS account(s) to ensure that you have access to both licenses. If you do not have access to both, view information from SREC about personal and facility licenses.

The brokerage licenses must be renewed before agents working in their offices can renew their licenses – the deadline for brokers and agents to renew is May 31, 2022.

For all brokerage licenses (RB, RBR, RM, RMR, LB, LBR, LM, LMR, RR and MR license types) after June 1, 2022, the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission will no longer accept reactivation applications. If the license expires or is placed “Out of Business,” the broker will need to submit new initial applications for a new company and broker of record license. If the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission can tell that the company had a broker license within the last 30 days, then it will waive the inspection, but otherwise all documentation and fees for the new licenses would need to be submitted. Broker sole proprietor licensees (RB) will still be able to reactivate rather than applying for a new license.

If you fail to renew your license, it impacts all of the licensees attached to your brokerage as well.

Watch an example of broker of record renewal and broker corporation renewal.

Reciprocal Licensees

Real estate agents who are licensed in other states (Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York) who have received a reciprocal license in Pennsylvania must also renew their Pennsylvania license as of May 31, 2022.

Real estate licensees who hold a reciprocal license from one of these six states only need to renew their license and do not need to take Pennsylvania CE to renew but must meet the CE requirements in their home state. If licensees from other states not included in the reciprocal states hold licenses in Pennsylvania, they must take the Pennsylvania-required CE in order to renew their Pennsylvania real estate license.

Need CE credits?

Pennsylvania real estate licensees must complete 14 hours of continuing education credits by May 31 of every even-numbered year.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Does PAR renew my license?
When does my Pennsylvania real estate license need to be renewed?
When can I renew my license online?
Can I use a paper form to renew my license?
What do I need to do before renewing my license?
Can I renew before completing my continuing education?
Is there a grace period for license renewal? What is the penalty for renewing late?
Can I renew my license before my broker?
Will the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission call me about my license?
When will I receive my printed license?

Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) Questions

How do I get my username and password?
I am having trouble filling out the application, what do I do?
I am getting a message that the broker hasn't renewed. What should I do?
I tried to renew my license, but PALS says that I need a "registration number from the board." What does that mean?

Continuing Education (CE) Questions

How many CE credits do I need and what are the required topics needed to renew my license?
What are the specific education requirements for new licensees?
What are the continuing education requirements for a reciprocal license?
Where can I find transcripts for all of the classes I've taken?
Where can I find my transcripts for the classes I took at Triple Play?
Do I need to send my transcripts to someone?
Am I required to take an ethics course to renew my Pennsylvania real estate license?

Have you completed your continuing education?

Pennsylvania real estate licensees are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education (CE) credits by May 31 of every even-numbered year.

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Have you began the license renewal process?

You should have received an email from the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission notifying you that the license renewal process is now open. Log into the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) to begin the process. 

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