Membership FAQs

First, and most importantly, be sure to process the change with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission within 10 days of the change. Otherwise, you may temporarily lose your ability to legally operate as a real estate salesperson. Next, click here to submit your updated information to RAMP to avoiding missing important communications about your status a REALTOR® and benefits to which you are entitled. We will also update your information with the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

The State Real Estate Commission must have your home address for licensing purposes. Please click here to notify RAMP so that we may continue to provide you with timely, accurate communications. We will also update the information with the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

It is important to be sure the State Real Estate Commission has your current e-mail address. If you wish to change the e-mail address or personal telephone number that RAMP uses to reach you, please click here to complete our contact update form.

You are required to submit this information to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (along with the appropriate processing fee). Secondly, please click here to notify RAMP.

Your NRDS number is a pin code (assigned by the National Association of REALTORS®) that is used to identify you in all REALTOR® association databases. This number helps us keep our records updated and duplication at a minimum. You can find the number on your REALTOR® membership card or (if you have a user account at the NAR Web site), by clicking here.

Alternatively, refer to the mailing label on the front of your latest copy of NAR's REALTOR® Magazine. Note the 10-digit magazine ID immediately above your name. In all cases, the number should be nine digits (do not use the # or / symbols). Therefore, eliminate the leading zero to arrive at only nine digits. 

Certain portions of our Web site are available only to RAMP members. All members have been assigned a default user-name and password. Your username is your NRDS number. After logging in, you will be able to change your password. If you are unable to log on via this method, please contact our Membership Department.

Not all real estate licensees are the same. Only those who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® are entitled to call themselves REALTORS® and to use the REALTOR® trademarks. If you have not A) paid the current year's membership dues to RAMP and B) attended an orientation sessions and mandatory ethics training, it is unlikely that you are a REALTOR® member of our local association. To inquire about your specific status, please contact our Membership Department.

You must process this with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. Their number is 717-783-3658. Please note that by placing your license in escrow, you will cease to meet the membership criteria for our association and will thus lose your REALTOR® membership (until such time as you should elect to reactive the license).

If your license has been inactive for less than five years, you will need to take the mandatory continuing education course (CE) for the period you are reactivating and have a total of 14 hours of CE. Here is a link to register for CE: Then you will go to On the left at "Your Account" click "Login to your account." Scroll down to "Professional License Details" where you will see a green pencil icon to the left of your real estate license number. Click the green pencil icon. A Change Menu will pop up at the top of the screen. Click "Reactivate." You will be asked to enter information and answer some questions and send the application to your broker for approval. Once approved by your broker, you will log back in and review your application and pay the $116 reactivation fee with your credit card.

If your license has been inactive for more than five years, Under Section 501 of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, “Any person who remains inactive for a period of five years without renewing his license shall, prior to having a license reissued to him, submit to and pass the examination pertinent to the license for which the person is reapplying.” After the five year period, a license may only be reactivated once the licensee passes both portions of the real estate examination.

To retake the Salesperson examination, access the website, create an account and log in. Once logged in, you will apply to sit for the examinations and upload this Reactivation Application form to that application.

If you have been actively licensed as a salesperson in another state within the last five years, you must upload a current letter of good standing from that State’s licensing agency to waive the “National Portion” of the examination.

To retake the Broker examination, you must complete this Reactivation Application form, and send it via email to You will be notified by email when you have been authorized to schedule your exams.

If you wish to terminate your RAMP membership for any reason, please contact our Membership Department. Please note that you will not be entitled to a full or partial refund (as was stipulated in the membership application and/or renewal statements you have completed.)

Please contact RAMP Membership Director Jeff Zirngibl (contact) at 412-563-5200 x216.