GET YOUR REAL ESTATE LICENSE
The Real Estate School of York & Adams Counties provides real estate pre-licensing courses at the Association building in a classroom setting, located at 901 Smile Way, York. We also offer the courses online.
About the Career
Real estate agents help people make the most important decision of their lives in transitioning into home ownership. You’ll perform duties such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property sites, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts.
Steps to Getting Your Real Estate License
Must be 18 years of age to obtain a Pennsylvania Real Estate License, and have a high school diploma or GED.
Coursework: You must successfully complete 75 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses as prescribed by the PA State Real Estate Commission and pass a proctored final exam for each required course at the Real Estate School of York & Adams Counties. While we recommend that you complete Real Estate Fundamentals first, the courses can be taken in any order. We offer both courses in either a classroom or online setting.
- Real Estate Fundamentals: This 30-hour required course familiarizes the student with the laws, principles and language involved in the industry of real estate.
- Real Estate Practice: This 45-hour required course gives students a thorough understanding of the standard procedures, ethics, techniques, forms, and rules surrounding real estate transactions.
State & National Licensing Exams
Upon completion of the two required courses, you must pass the PA licensing examination administered by PSI Exams. You will schedule this directly with the State of Pennsylvania. Once you pass the State Licensing Exam, you will apply to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission to have your Real Estate license issued.
Get Prepared for Your State and National Exams
RAYAC offers a set of two study guide books to help you prepare for the State Licensing exam. One book covers the National portion of the Licensing exam, and the other book covers the PA portion of the Licensing exam. The cost for the set of 2 books is $42.40. You can stop by our office to purchase them during our normal business hours (Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm).
If you prefer online preparation, these two exam prep courses are available for purchase. As with the hard-copy books mentioned above, one course covers the National portion of the Licensing exam, and the other course covers the PA portion of the Licensing exam. You can purchase each course for $59, or the set of two courses for $99:
Connect with a Broker
The State Real Estate Commission requires you to be associated with an employing brokerage office.
Complete a Criminal Background Check
- PA residents, visit https://epatch.state.pa.us/.
Complete the License Application
Visit the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission website to obtain the appropriate application. Submit it to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission along with the required application fee.