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How do I get my New York Real Estate license?

To earn your real estate license in New York, you must complete the 75-hour prelicensing education requirement with an approved school, secure a sponsoring broker, pass the New York Real Estate Salesperson licensing exam, and apply for your license. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has its unique steps that must be adhered to. The four steps to becoming a New York real estate agent are as follows:

Step 1:  Register for the 75 Hours of Required Education

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Step 2:  Complete Your Required Education and find a Broker

To be a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, you must be sponsored by a New York State licensed real estate broker

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Step 3:  Schedule and Take the New York Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam

Applicants must schedule their exam on the New York Department of State’s Occupational Licensing Management System.

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Step 4:  Apply for Your New York Real Estate Salesperson License

The New York Real Estate Salesperson Application can be found on the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Service website.