20140130-NewJersey-StateSealNEWTOWN SQUARE PA – It’s a big market out there and, increasingly, Pennsylvania real estate licensees who operate on the Greater Philadelphia side of the Delaware River are casting excited glances east across the water. “Can I do business in New Jersey too?,” they ask Polley Associates, “and if so, how?”

Short answer: Yes. Pennsylvania agents can do business in New Jersey, BUT they must be dual licensees; in other words, licensed to operate in both states. They also must be supervised by a broker who is similarly licensed to operate in both states.

The New Jersey State Real Estate Commission has demonstrated its willingness to issue New Jersey real estate licenses to Pennsylvania residents who want to work both sides of the river. The Commission has very specific requirements, however, that must be met before licensure is granted. They’re explained on a page in the Polley website’s Learning and Resource Center, here.

Because the educational requirement for New Jersey sales licensees is 15 hours more (75 hours total) than that of Pennsylvania licensees (60 hours total), New Jersey requires the difference to be “made up” by taking a 15-hour broker course approved by the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission. (See Item 1 under the “Second Option” heading on the Learning and Resource Center page).

Polley regularly, and conveniently, offers 15-hour broker courses that can be used for this purpose. They are Accredited Buyer Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist. Most are scheduled several times during a year at Polley’s Newtown Square, Blue Bell and Southampton classrooms.

There are other significant requirements, too. And, yes, prospective New Jersey licensees must take a test; there is no reciprocity with Pennsylvania. Read the details on the page.

  • If you’re a Pennsylvania-licensed broker who wants to obtain a New Jersey broker license, that’s also possible. Those details are found on a separate page, here.

Polley Associates is Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest “approved provider” school for real estate career professionals. It also meets the needs of licensees in New Jersey, New York and Delaware.