How to Get Your Real Estate License in New York?

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get a New York Real Estate License? Real Estate Express taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in New York, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the New York real estate license requirements.

The requirements to become a real estate agent in New York are clear -  complete 75 hours of New York real estate license education, and pass the New York real estate license exam.

  1. Step 1: Meet New York Real Estate License requirements:
    • Be 18 years old or older to be issued a New York real estate license
    • In addition, you must have no felony charges on record
  2. Step 2: Complete a 75-hour salesperson qualifying education course in real estate approved by the New York Department of State. - Enroll Today
  3. Step 3: Pass the New York real estate license exam administered by the New York Department of State.
    • Applicants will be allowed 1 1/2 hours to complete the test
    • New York real estate license exam is offered in the following languages: Spanish, Korean, Russian and Chinese. If you wish to take the exam in one of these four languages, please notify an exam proctor when you report to the test center.
  4. Step 4: Submit the following with your New York real estate license application:
    • Certification of Satisfactory Completion section of the application completed by the New York Department of State. Typically, the certificate of course completion issued by the school satisfies this documentation.
    • Examination notification must be submitted with your application form
    • License fee
    • Name of your New York State licensed real estate broker

What kind of information will I learn from Real Estate Express to help me get a real estate license in New York?

Real Estate Express will help you prepare for the New York real estate licensing exam.  You will learn at your own pace. You will also get tools for your future career. 

Pass your New York real estate license exam the first time—or you don’t pay!

Does New York have licensing reciprocity with other states?

Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.

Questions to answer when you are searching for a sponsoring broker in New York:

  • How good is the reputation of the broker?
  • What kind of real estate is the broker selling? Is it the kind you are interested in selling?
  • How technologically savvy is the broker?
  • Have they sponsored people before? If so, in what ways do they support their real estate agents education and training?
  • What commission structure do they offer?
  • Do they offer other benefits? 
  • Do they provide their real estate agents with leads and marketing materials?
  • Does the brokerage have room for growth or are there already more agents than are needed for their quantity of business?

Real Estate Express Courses Fulfill Your New York License Requirements

All Real Estate Express packages are approved by the New York Department of State and satisfy the New York real estate requirements to sit for the license exam.  Get your real estate license today!

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If you do not complete your course within the 6 month access time you can purchase an extension. If you do not complete your course within the one year time period permitted per New York License Law Rule 176.25, you will be required to re-register for your course and take the entire course over again from the beginning.

SCHEDULING YOUR FINAL EXAM: The state of New York requires that the school schedule your final exam with a proctor. When you have completed at least 75% of the course units, you will need to review the Proctor list in the Documents section, select a proctor location that is convenient, and fill out this form to schedule your final exam. We require at least 3 business days notice to schedule your final exam, however, it may take longer depending on proctor availability. Your course final exam must be completed prior to your course expiration date or you will be required to purchase an extension to access that portion of your course. There is an additional fee to purchase an extension and the extension must be purchased before the proctored exam will be scheduled.

Rescheduling Your Proctored Exam: Should you need to cancel your proctored exam, you will be responsible for contacting the proctor directly. To reschedule your exam, you must submit a new scheduling request for the re-scheduled date. Students are not permitted to reschedule their exams with the proctor directly as the state requires the school to set those appointments.

You have ONE complimentary reschedule of your exam. After the first reschedule, there will be a $25 fee for each subsequent change. Rescheduling fees must be paid before your proctor appointment will be rescheduled.

Regulatory notes

This New York real estate license information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.

Students are advised to check with the appropriate New York regulatory agencies prior to purchasing courses to confirm that the program/course work will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification of that agency.

New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services
Phone: 5184744429
Fax: 5184736648
Address: 99 Washington Avenue, One Commerce Plaza 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12231

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All Real Estate Express Courses are approved by the New York Department of State. Once completed, you are eligible to sit for the New York Real Estate License Exam.