How to Get a Real Estate License in NY?

In the State of New York it is required that you get a real estate license before selling properties.

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State Requirements

How to get a real estate license in NY?


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a United States citizen or be a legal, permanent resident
  • Have no felony convictions (contact NY Department of State for clarification)
  • Complete the 75-hour licensing course
  • Pass the NY Department of State Salesperson licensing exam
  • Have a sponsoring New York State Broker
  • Apply for a Salesperson license
To see the state requirements regarding licensing laws please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services in the link below.

Department of State - How to get a real estate license in NY

Course Requirements

How to get a real estate license in NY?


  • The course comprises of 24 Lessons that will take 75 hours to complete.
  • Each Lesson is broken down into Topics.
  • At the end of each lesson, there are multiple-choice questions.  If you get the answer wrong you will re-answer a new question. You do not have to re-read the material or go back to the beginning of the section.
  • Our courses can be accessed from any computer 24/7.
  • This is an online course that does not require a textbook.
  • Upon completion of all subjects, you will print your final exam entrance certificate.
  • You are required to take a live-proctored final exam at an approved proctoring site. The proctoring fee is the responsibility of the student at the time they take the exam. It is a 75-question multiple-choice exam and a grade of 70% is needed to pass the exam.
  • Approved exam locations can be accessed once you will reach the Final Steps of the course. You must make an appointment directly with the location of your choice.
  • Upon passing the final exam your certificate will be available for your to download immediately.

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