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New York State Requirements

Salesperson Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License:

  1. Be 18 years old
  2. Complete 75 hour salesperson qualifying education course
  3. Prior to July 1, 2008 any applicant who completed a 45 hour salesperson qualifying course may complete the 30 hour remedial course in order to qualify for licensure.
    1. New York state requires proctoring for the final exam at a location within the state of New York.
    2. Exams should be scheduled once the education has been completed, but days before desired exam date.
    3. To see testing facilities see here: https://www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/new-york/new-york-exam-proctoring-information
    4. Be sponsored by a licensed Broker
  4. Pass examination administered by the Department of State.
  5. For more information, please review state’s website https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#3
  6. For information on how to apply for licensure, please review the following link: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny_faq.html#7

 

Broker Licensing 

  1. Be 20 years or older
  2. Complete 120 hours of education
  3. Have been actively participated in the general real estate brokerage business as a licensed real estate salesperson under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker for a period of no less than 2 years or has had the equivalent experience for 3 years in general real estate business.
  4. Completion of a school administered proctored examination is required
    1. New York state requires proctoring for the final exam at a location within the state of New York.
    2. Exams should be scheduled once the education has been completed, but days before desired exam date.
    3. To see testing facilities, please go here: https://www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/new-york/new-york-exam-proctoring-information
  5. Pass exam provided by state

Salesperson Continuing Education

  1. Renewal periods are every two years from the date printed on the license. Licensees are eligible to renew up to 3 months prior to the expiration date.
  2. Must complete 22.5 hours of education to include:
    1. 3 hours of Fair Housing and or Discrimination education
    2. At least 1 hour of Agency education
    3. In initial two-year licensing term salespersons must complete 2 hours of Agency.
  3. A salesperson can complete an approved broker qualifying course will receive continuing education credit for completion of the course. The broker course does not meet mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement
  4. To see more information: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#6

 

Broker Continuing Education

  1. Renewal periods are every two years from the date printed on the license. Licensees are eligible to renew up to 3 months prior to the expiration date.
  2. Must complete 22.5 hours of education to include:
    1. 3 hours of Fair Housing and or Discrimination education
    2. At least 1 hour of Agency education
  3. To see more information: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#6

 

Exam Provider Information

  1. State exams are taken through eAccessNY
  2. To create an account, access or search licenses following instructions linked: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny.html
  3. To review procedures and get additional details, please visit state’s website here: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_salesexams.html
  4. Phone: 518-474-4429