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FAQ: How can I get my PA license if I'm licensed in another State?

How can I get my PA license if I'm licensed in another State?

If you hold a current, active broker or salesperson's license in one of the following six states, and maintain your principal office there, you can apply for reciprocity:
1) Arkansas
2) Georgia
3) Louisiana
4) Maryland
5) Massachusetts
6) New York

If you apply for a reciprocal license, you are exempt from taking the 75-hour Pennsylvania pre-license course and the state licensing exam. You will have to submit a license application online using the state's PALS system. You must also include the following documentation with your application:
1) A certified copy of your current real estate license.
2) A certified statement by the licensing body of your current state as to whether you have been the subject of any disciplinary proceeding and the details of those proceedings.
3) A verified statement that you are not subject to any current investigations under a licensing law or criminal law; that you have read and are familiar with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, and that you agree to permit the disclosure of the record in any disciplinary proceedings involving any alleged misconduct.

If you have been actively licensed in a state that does not offer reciprocity with Pennsylvania within the past five years, the Commission may waive the 75-hour pre-license education requirement if you have already completed at least 75-hours of pre-license coursework in that state.
The Commission will also waive the national portion of the state exam, which means you only have to pass the state portion of the exam. In order to have the national portion waived, you must submit a Certification of Licensure from your state licensing body, dated within 90 days of registering for the state exam.
You must take the state portion of the exam through PSI and pay the the $49 examination fee. Once you pass the state portion of the exam, you can then apply for your Pennsylvania real estate salesperson's license through the PALS system.

Related Questions

How can I get my PA license if I'm licensed in another State?

If you are licensed in a state that offers reciprocity with PA, you can simply apply for your PA license. If you are licensed in a state that does not offer reciprocity with PA, the Commission may still waive the 75-hour pre-license education requirement and the national portion of the state exam.

Does Pennsylvania offer reciprocity with other states?

​Yes, Pennsylvania offers reciprocity with the following six states: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York

What tests do I need to take to get my PA real estate license?

​There are two tests you need to take in order to obtain your Pennsylvania real estate salesperson's license. First, you must pass the school's proctored final exams (two final exams in total), and second, you must pass the state exam.

How long does it take to get my PA real estate license?

Here is a breakdown of the time-frame it will take to obtain your PA real estate salesperson's license:​ 1) Complete the 75-hour PA pre-license course: 2 weeks 2)Pass the state exam: 2 weeks 3)Submit your license application online with the help of your sponsoring broker: 2 weeks, Total Time-frame: 6 weeks

How much does it cost to get a PA real estate license?

Here is a breakdown of the costs associated with obtaining a Pennsylvania real estate salesperson's license: (1) 75-hour pre-license course: $149 (2) State Exam: $49 (3) Criminal Record Check: $22 (4) Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson's License Application: $107 Total Cost: $327

How do I get my PA real estate salespersons license?

Here are the steps you need to take to obtain your PA real estate salespersons license. Step 1: complete the 75-hour pre-license course. Step 2: Schedule and pass the state exam. Step 3: Complete a criminal record check. Step 4: Submit your license application online with the help of your employing broker.

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