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Start Your New Real Estate Career2024-07-11T12:07:52-04:00

Your Path to Becoming a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in NJ and PA Starts Here!

Garden State Real Estate Academy is the state’s top-ranked real estate school, and we are thrilled to welcome you to our school.
Here are the requirements for obtaining a New Jersey or Pennsylvania “Salesperson” real estate license.

New Jersey

  • At least 18 when you apply for your license (you can be start real estate school at age 17)
  • A high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Be legally allowed to live and work in the United States
  • Complete a licensed real estate school’s 75-hour course
  • Pass the state exam with a score of at least 70%
  • Undergo a criminal history background check
  • Complete all the above and join a brokerage firm within one year of graduating from the real estate pre-licensing course.

Call us at 609.923.0590 if you’d like to sit in FREE on any ongoing real estate class to see why our instruction methods make us the state’s TOP-RANKED real estate school!

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Already-Licensed Real Estate Professionals
Already-Licensed Real Estate Professionals

Pennsylvania

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Have completed 4 credits or 75 hours of real estate education (effective 8/28/18) in Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice within 5 years prior to passing the licensing examination
  • Optional—possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate or the equivalent from an accredited college, university, or institute of higher learning
  • Optional—have completed four credits for 75 hours of acceptable, basic real estate courses at a real estate school, accredited college, university, or institute of higher learning located outside the commonwealth that has been approved by the jurisdiction where the school is located. See note * below
  • Have successfully passed both the state and national exam
  • Provide a background check

If you hold a salesperson license in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, Louisiana or Arkansas, you may qualify for a Pennsylvania “Reciprocal” license. Contact the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission for details.

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Register for our PA self-study licensing classes

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Types of New Jersey Real Estate Pre-Licensing Courses

Garden State Real Estate Academy offers the widest variety of pre-licensing courses of any school.

  • We offer classes with a live instructor where you can attend in-person or via Zoom.
  • We offer daytime classes where you’ll complete the entire course in two weeks.
  • We offer evening classes three nights a week for about six weeks.
  • We offer self-study online classes which allow you to study at your own pace while still having backup support from an instructor if you need it.
  • Garden State Real Estate Academy is fully licensed and approved for pre-licensing, broker licensing, and continuing education classes by the NJ Real Estate Commission.

Register for our instructor-led NJ licensing classes

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Register for our NJ self-study licensing classes

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Already-Licensed Real Estate Professionals

Types of Pennsylvania Real Estate Pre-Licensing Courses

  • We offer self-study online classes which allow you to study at your own pace while still having backup support from an instructor if you need it.
  • Garden State Real Estate Academy is fully licensed and approved for pre-licensing, and continuing education classes by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.

Register for our PA self-study licensing classes

Get Started Today

Cost of The 75-hour Pre-Licensing Course

The courses led by a live instructor are $299, fully inclusive. There are no hidden “registration” fees. We include a digital copy of our own award-winning 470,000-word textbook, “Fundamentals of New Jersey Real Estate” and you have the option of adding the 480-page hard copy version. Garden State is the only real estate school to include the textbook FREE for our pre-licensing courses!

If you register for the NJ self-study course and decide within the first 10 days that you really want to comfort of being in a class led by an instructor, we allow you to switch to an in-person or Zoom class for only $99.

How often are the live classes held?
We generally have classes every two weeks throughout the year.

Already-Licensed Real Estate Professionals

What’s Next?

  1. Decide whether you want to take the online self-study course, or the course led by a live instructor.
  2. Register for our instructor-led NJ licensing classes where you can attend live or via Zoom.
  3. Register for our NJ self-study licensing classes.
  4. Register for our PA self-study licensing classes.
  5. Register for our self-study courses in states OTHER THAN NJ and PA.
  6. Call us at 609.923.0590 or email Support@GSREA.com if you have any questions.
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