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New York State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

New York Real Estate Commission

One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: 518.474.4429
Website: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_bore.html

Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years old
B. Complete the 75-hour salesperson qualifying education course
C. 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

a. New York state requires proctoring for the final exam at a location within the state of New York
b. Exams should be scheduled once the education has been completed but days before the desired exam date
c. Everyone that enters these facilities must wear a mask and must wear said mask at all times.
d. Be sponsored by a licensed broker
e. Select one of the following testing locations that works best for you and contact Customer Service to schedule the exam, once your course has been completed:

Location

Hours of Operation

White Plains

8am-5pm

Albany

8am-5pm

Middletown

8am-5pm

Vestal

8am-5pm

Plattsburgh

8am-5pm

Poughkeepsie

8am-5pm

Rochester

8am-5pm

Buffalo/Williamsville

7:30am-4:30pm

Syracuse

8am-5pm

 

D. Pass the examination administered by the Department of State
E. For more information, please review the state’s website: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#3
F. For information on how to apply for licensure, please visit the following link: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny_faq.html#7

Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be at least 20 years or older
B. Complete 120 hours of education
C. Have 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 two years or has had the equivalent experience for three years in general real estate business
D. Completion of a school-administered proctored examination is required

a. New York state requires proctoring for the final exam at a location within the state of New York
b. Exams should be scheduled once the education has been completed but days before the desired exam date
c. Everyone that enters these facilities must wear a mask and must wear said mask at all times.
d. Be sponsored by a licensed Broker

a. Pass exam provided by state

e. Select one of the following testing locations that works best for you and contact Customer Service to schedule the exam, once your course has been completed:

Location

Hours of Operation

White Plains

8am-5pm

Albany

8am-5pm

Middletown

8am-5pm

Vestal

8am-5pm

Plattsburgh

8am-5pm

Poughkeepsie

8am-5pm

Rochester

8am-5pm

Buffalo/Williamsville

7:30am-4:30pm

Syracuse

8am-5pm

 

Real Estate Salesperson Continuing Education Requirements

A. Renewal periods are every two years from the date printed on the license. Licensees are eligible to renew up to three months prior to the expiration date
B. Must complete 22.5 hours of education to include:

a. 3 hours of Fair Housing and or Discrimination education
b. At least 1 hour of Agency education
c. At least 2.5 hours of instruction pertaining to ethical business practices
d. At least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to recent legal matters governing the practice of real estate brokers and salesperson in New York which may include statutes, laws, regulations, rules, codes, department of state opinions and decisions, and court decisions.
e. In initial two-year licensing term salespersons must complete 2 hours of Agency.
f. As of July 1, 2021 all licensees with an expiration date on or after July 1, 2021 are required to complete the 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. Recently, an amendment to remove the 15-Year real estate broker continuing education exemption was adopted.

C. A salesperson who can complete an approved broker qualifying course will receive continuing education credit for completion of the course. The broker course does not meet the mandatory three-hour Fair Housing requirement
D. To see more information, please visit: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#6

Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. Renewal periods are every two years from the date printed on the license. Licensees are eligible to renew up to three months prior to the expiration date
B. Must complete 22.5 hours of education to include:

a. Three hours of Fair Housing and or Discrimination education
b. At least one hour of Agency education
c. As of July 1, 2021 all licensees with an expiration date on or after July 1, 2021 are required to complete the 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. Recently, an amendment to remove the 15-Year real estate broker continuing education exemption was adopted.

C. To see more information, please visit: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#6

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in New York

A. State exams are taken through eAccessNY
B. To create an account, access or search licenses following the instructions linked here: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny.html
C. To review procedures and get additional details, please visit the state’s website here: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_salesexams.html
D. Phone: 518.474.4429