Pennsylvania 3 Hour Real Estate Ethics


3 Hour Course

Course ID: RECE004593

Approved By: Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission

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AYPO's 3-Hour Real Estate Ethics course is tailored specifically for the Pennsylvania licensee looking to expand their knowledge and to renew their license. The course covers both regulations pertaining to Fair Housing and licensee ethics in general.


We begin with a discussion of what "ethics" actually means. This includes a look at why ethics matters and some of the terminology related to ethics. From there, we begin to look at some specifics of ethical duties and to whom and how they apply, addressing considerations such as who is a customer and who is a client, and what difference this makes regarding duties and ethics. We will also look at the interplay between standard agency duties and contractual duties.


Then, we'll wrap up this first section with a series of specific examples of ethical situations and their consequences.


Next, we'll dive deep into the history and purpose of the Fair Housing laws, looking at why they exist and how the need for them developed. We'll talk about what a "protected class" is and who belongs to one, as well as the impact of these classes on the real estate profession.


From there, we'll take time to explore the Fair Housing Act, as well as other related Fair Housing laws and regulations, including the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, among others.


To round out our discussion, we'll look at the real estate professional's best protection from the unforeseen, Errors and Omissions insurance coverage (E&O). We'll see how E&O provides coverage for mistakes that can happen, as well as learn what it won't cover, such as fraud.


We'll end our lesson with a final exam that must be passed to complete the course successfully.

  • Ethics
    • Ethics for Real Estate Professionals [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. What is Ethics?
      • 03. Ethical Concepts and Terminology
      • 04. Why Ethics Matter (Video)
      • 05. Why Ethics Matter
      • 06. Duties of a Real Estate Professional (Video)
      • 07. Ethical Duties - Part 1
      • 08. Ethical Duties - Part 2
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Ethical Duties - Part 3
        • 10. Ethical Situations (Video)
        • 11. Ethical Situations
  • Fair Housing
    • Fair Housing [12 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Introduction to Fair Housing
      • 03. Beginnings of Fair Housing (Video)
      • 04. History of Fair Housing
      • 05. Impact of Fair Housing on the Real Estate Professional (Video)
      • 06. Impact of Fair Housing on the Real Estate Professional
      • 07. Reaction of the Real Estate Profession to Fair Housing Laws
      • 08. Overview of the Fair Housing Act (Video)
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Overview of the Fair Housing Act
        • 10. Other Civil Rights Laws that Impact Fair Housing
        • 11. Fair Housing-Related Presidential Executive Orders
        • 12. Conclusion of Fair Housing
  • Errors and Omissions
    • Errors and Omissions [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Errors and Omissions
      • 03. Common Types of Problems
      • 04. Common Types of Problems - Part 2
      • 05. Common Types of Problems - Part 3
      • 06. Prevention and Mitigation (Video)
      • 07. Protection
      • 08. Conclusion (Video)
  • Final Exam
    • Final Exam (80 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

sheri wytcherley real estate atyourpaceonline
Sheri has been an online instructor for AYPO's Real Estate education classes for over 5 years and is a licensed real estate instructor across the United States.

Growing up in a military family, Sheri became very patriotic, developed an adventurous spirit, and grew passionate about helping people.

In 2005 Sheri became a principal broker and opened Oregon Ranch & Home Real Estate in order to better serve her clients. She received the honor of being ranked #5 in Southern Oregon for dollar volume sold for 2008, during one of the most challenging years the market has seen in decades.

"Common sense, integrity, and a quick wit. These are qualities I admire".