Pennsylvania real estate licensees are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education (CE) credits by May 31 of every even-numbered year. New licensees who obtained a salesperson license within 6 months of the renewal date (i.e., after December 1 in any odd-numbered year) are exempt from the CE requirement for that first renewal cycle.
For the 2020-2022 renewal cycle, the requirement is that a minimum of 3.5 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be taken on the topics of Redlining, Steering, Implicit Bias, Diversity and the Fair Housing Act. The coursework must be completed between August 30, 2020, and May 31, 2022, in order to meet the requirement.
New licensees completing their first continuing education cycle are exempt from these required topics but are still required to complete the mandatory courses (General Module and choice between Residential Module or Commercial Module) for new licensees pursuant to 49 PA Code §35.384(b).
The Commission emails renewal notices at least two months prior to the license expiration date to the most recent employer address reported to the Commission. For additional information, contact the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.