HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation to allow real estate schools which have been approved to provide in-person instruction to also livestream the course, offering it to remote students, said Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.
“Our real estate professionals deserve access to the education and training the career requires, not only to enter the profession but to stay current through continuing education,” Polinchock said. “Courses would be provided through livestream, guaranteeing remote and in-person learning that are identical.”
House Bill 1849
would amend the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA), Act 9 of 1980, to permit real estate schools which have been approved to provide in-person instruction to also livestream the course, offering it to students remotely. The legislation is the result of a review of regulatory provisions which were waived in response to COVID-19 and updates an antiquated and counterproductive regulation.
In Pennsylvania, to obtain a real estate license, candidates must complete 75 hours of classes and pass two exams. Those seeking to renew their real estate license, are required to take 14 hours of continuing education classes every two years. Real estate schools that have been approved to run in-person classes begin this fall so it is imperative we move this legislation quickly and get it to the governor for his signature.
“Remote learning is an effective way for those seeking classes to gain the same education as those taking in-person classes. It is urgent we continue remote learning to help our real estate professionals stay on track with the educational requirements of their careers,” Polinchock said.
Representative Todd Polinchock
144th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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