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FAQ: Can I use my college credits towards the NY pre-license course?

Can I use my college credits towards the NY pre-license course?

The NYS Department of State will waive the 75-hour pre-license course requirement if you hold a Bachelor's Degree with a major or concentration in real estate.
You must submit a request for a waiver of the 75-hour pre-license course to the DOS, along with official transcripts from the college or university.

All other college credits cannot be used towards the 75-hour pre-license course.

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Will the DOS waive the 75-hour education requirement?

​Yes, the NYS Department of State may waive the 75-hour pre-license course requirement if you hold a Bachelor's degree with a major or concentration in real estate. They may also waive the course requirement if you completed a substantially similar real estate pre-license course in another state.

How long do I have to complete the NY pre-license course?

According to section 176.25 of Article 12-A of the NY Real Property Law, you must complete the 75-hour online NYS real estate salespersons course (including the proctored final exam) within 12 months.

Does my NYS pre-license course Certificate expire?

Yes, your Certificate of Completion for the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course is only valid for up to 8 years. This means you must pass the NYS state licensing exam and apply for your NYS real estate license within 8 years of completing the course. Otherwise, you must retake the 75-hour course.

Will my school notify the DOS after I complete the license course?

Yes, RealEstateU will send your course completion information to the NYS Department of State within 5 business days of you passing the course final exam.

How do I receive my NY course Certificate of Completion?

​You will receive your Certificate of Completion right after you pass the course final exam. You can download the Certificate as a PDF from within your RealEstateU account. Please note, your Certificate of Completion is only for your records, as RealEstateU will send your course completion information to the NYS DOS.

How many questions are on the NY pre-license course final exam?

​The final exam for the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course consists of 75 multiple-choice questions, with a passing grade of 70%. There is a 90-minute time limit for the final exam.

Is the NY pre-license course final exam proctored?

Yes, you must complete a proctored final exam at the end of the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course. The proctored final exam must be taken at a location that is approved by the NYS Department of State and is located within New York State.

How many times can I take the NY pre-license course final exam?

You are allowed up to two attempts at the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course final exam. If you do not pass the final exam on the second attempt, you must retake the course.

Can I use my college credits towards the NY pre-license course?

The DOS will waive the 75-hour pre-license course requirement if you hold a Bachelor's Degree with a major or concentration in real estate. You must submit a request for a waiver to the DOS, along with official transcripts. All other college credits cannot be used towards the 75-hour pre-license course.

Can I use my law degree credits towards the NY pre-license course?

​You cannot use law school credits towards the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course; however, the Department of State will waive the 75-hour course requirement if you a licensed attorney that is admitted to the NYS Bar.

Can I take the NY pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course while you are still in high school. The NYS Department of State only requires that you are at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.

Can I take the 75-hour NY real estate license course online?

Yes! You can certainly take the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course online. In fact, most students prefer to take the course online. The online format allows you to complete the course at your own pace.

How can I take the 75-hour NY real estate license course?

You can take the 75-hour NYS license course online or in a classroom. Most students prefer to take the course online since you can complete the course much quicker and it is typically offered at a better price. If you take the course in a classroom, you must complete the course according to the school's schedule.

How many hours of education is required to get a NY license?

You must complete 75-hours of state-approved pre-license coursework in order to be eligible to obtain an NYS real estate salesperson's license.​

What course am I required to take to get a NY real estate license?

In order to be eligible to apply for an ​NYS license, you must complete the 75-hour NYS license course. The course must be approved by the NYS DOS. At the end of the course is a proctored final exam that you must pass in order to receive your Certificate of Completion for the course.

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