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New York State Real Estate Licensing Exam Information

Published: August 28, 2018

Current Salesperson Application Processing Procedure

Applicants are required to schedule their real estate salesperson exam on the New York Occupational Licensing Management System, eAccessNY. In order to schedule your examination, you must have an account on eAccessNY. If you do not have an account, you should go to https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny.html and click on “Create my Account.” The salesperson exam should be taken after completion of a required seventy-five (75) hour course and our optional Exam Prep course.

New York State Division of Licensing Services Exam Site Locations

  • Albany (Alfred E. Smith State Office Building)
  • Binghamton (State Office Building)
  • Buffalo (State Office Building)
  • Franklin Square (VFW Hall)
  • Hauppauge (Perry Duryea State Office Building)
  • Jamestown (Robert H. Jackson Center)
  • New Paltz (Hampton Inn, by Hilton)
  • New York City
  • Plattsburgh (PARC Dining Hall – Part of Clinton Community College)
  • Pomona (Rockland County Fire Training Center)
  • Rochester (Finger Lakes DDSO)
  • Syracuse (American Postal Workers Union Hall)
  • Utica (State Office Building)

What to Expect on Exam Day

  • A picture ID is required to verify your identity.
  • You will be provided a quiet space and will be monitored during the testing session.
  • After the exam is completed, you will give the test and grid to the proctor.
  • Within one business day, the proctor will ship the completed test and any other required documents to Kaplan via UPS for grading.

On the day of the examination you should arrive before your appointment. This extra time is for sign-in, identification, and familiarizing yourself with the examination process. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the examination site and you will forfeit your examination registration fee.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

A form of specified government issued signature identification which must be photo-bearing is required to take the exam. Your identification must be current.

Time to Complete Salesperson’s Exam

The written exam is multiple-choice.  Applicants will be allowed 1 ½ hours to complete the exam.

Number of Questions on Salesperson’s Exam

There are 75 questions on the salesperson’s license exam and a passing score is seventy (70%) percent.

Notification of Results Process

Exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not receive a numerical score. Exam results will be available online by utilizing your account in eAccessNY. The exam results will be available as soon as possible after they are received by the Exam Unit and scored. Results will not be given over the phone. Passed exam results are only valid for a period of two years. If you pass the exam, you should apply online for your salesperson license utilizing your account in eAccessNY.

Retake Provisions

If you do not pass, you can schedule another exam by utilizing your account in eAccessNY.