The Association of REALTORS® School offers a wide-range of courses that appeal to all levels and interests of licensees. All of the continuing education courses offered by the School are approved or submitted for mandatory continuing education credit for Pennsylvania Real Estate license renewal. Additionally continuing education courses may also provide credit toward Delaware Real Estate license renewal, New Jersey Real Estate license renewal and Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education.
Standard continuing education courses are primarily held at the Suburban West REALTORS® Association’s office in Malvern. The school also offer courses at facilities throughout Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County, including:
- Kennett Square
Interested in holding classes for your office? The Association of REALTORS® School will also conduct classes on behalf of an office upon request. The basic requirements of any offsite class for a real estate company are; a guaranteed minimum number of students and a facility that can be approved by the State Real Estate Commission as a satellite location. An entity wishing to bring Association of REALTOR® School courses to its location, our location in Malvern or a different location of its choice, should contact Gail Parke at email@example.com or call 610-560-4900 for details.
Pennsylvania Real Estate License Renewal Credits
**NOTICE – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Real Estate Commission has extended the deadline for license renewal 90 days to August 29, 2020. Note that the renewal requirements referenced below remain otherwise unchanged. License renewal is now open via the PALS portal. It is strongly recommended that you do not renew until you’ve completed your continuing education. If you have questions, please access the Renewal FAQ on the PALS support page.**
All Pennsylvania real estate licensees (salesperson, associate broker, broker) must renew their license every two years. The current renewal period began June 1, 2018 and ends August 29, 2020 (per the extension granted by the State Real Estate Commission on March 27th) . The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) to complete 14 hours of education each renewal period. NOTE: For the current renewal period, the Commission is requiring that 1.5 hours of the required 14 hours must be in the topic of Property Management and 2 hours must be in the topic of Advertising. The other 10.5 hours can be completed in elective topics.
For most licensees, there is a requirement for 1.5 hours in Property Management and 2 hours in Advertising plus the 10.5 hours in elective topics approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, will total the necessary 14 hours needed for renewal prior to August 29, 2020. Exceptions are listed below:
- *Notice for Recent Licensees* The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has developed 14 required hours of mandatory continuing education course content for all licensees in their first renewal cycle. This provision affects anyone licensed on or after December 1, 2017. The mandatory course must be completed by August 29, 2020. The Association of REALTORS® School offers this required course in the classroom and online. These licensees are exempt from the required hours in Property Management and Advertising.
- *New or reactivated Pennsylvania Licensees* – INITIAL RENEWAL PERIOD ONLY – If the first license was issued in the last nine months of the 18-20 renewal period (December 1, 2019 – August 29, 2020), the licensee does NOT have to complete continuing education. However, the licensee must complete the renewal application and pay the appropriate fees to the Real Estate Commission.
If you have questions about the requirements for renewing a real estate license, please contact Paula Tansey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-560-4900.
Delaware Real Estate License Renewal Credits
A significant number of standard continuing education courses provide Delaware Real Estate license renewal credit. Credits are provided anywhere from 3 hours and above based on the length of the course and the approval provided by the Delaware Real Estate Commission. For additional information on the requirements for renewing a Delaware Real Estate license, please reference the Delaware Real Estate Rules and Regulations and Continuing Education Requirements.
New Jersey Real Estate License Renewal Credits
The Association of REALTORS® School offers New Jersey continuing education credits for most REBAC Designation (ABR, SRS, SRES, etc.) courses it offers. Credits are provided per course by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. For additional information on the requirements for renewing a New Jersey Real Estate license, please reference the New Jersey Continuing Education Requirements and Applications.
Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credits
Because of the natural fit between legal issues and real estate, we apply for Pennsylvania CLE credit for most courses offered by the Association of REALTORS® School. If you have a Pennsylvania Law License, you can earn credits on courses offered at our location in Malvern and our off-site locations. Credits are provided anywhere from 3 hours and above based on the length of the course and the approval provided by Pennsylvania.