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FAQ: How can I get my NY license if I'm licensed in another state?

How can I get my NY license if I'm licensed in another state?

Unless you are eligible to apply for an NYS real estate license via reciprocity, you must obtain your NYS license the same way as any non-licensee.
This includes:
1) Complete the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course (including the proctored final exam).
2) Pass the NYS state licensing exam.
3) Submit your NYS license application.

The NYS Department of State may waive the 75-hour course requirement if you completed a substantially similar course in your home-state.

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Can I get an NJ license if I'm licensed in NY?

New Jersey does not offer reciprocity with New York; however, if you hold an active NY real estate salesperson's license, NJ may waive their pre-license course requirement, which means you only have to pass the NJ state licensing exam and apply for an NJ license.

Can I get my NY license if I'm license in NJ?

​New York does not offer reciprocity with New Jersey; however, the DOS may waive the 75-hour NYS salesperson course requirement if you can show evidence that you have completed the NJ pre-license course. This means you will only have to pass the NYS state licensing exam and apply for your NY real estate license.

Can I get my NY real estate license if I'm not a NY resident?

Yes, you are not required to be a New York State resident to obtain your NYS real estate salespersons license. However, please note, you must complete both the school's proctored final exam and the proctored NYS state licensing exam at approved proctoring locations within New York State.

How can I get my NY license if I'm licensed in another state?

Unless you are eligible to apply for an NYS license via reciprocity​, you must obtain your license the same way as any non-licensee. This includes: 1) Complete the 75-hour NYS real estate salespersons course (including the final exam). 2) Pass the NYS state licensing exam. 3) Submit your NYS license application.

How do I get my NY real estate license via reciprocity?

​To obtain your NYS license via reciprocity, you must: 1) Hold a current real estate license in your home state 2) Be sponsored by your home-state broker who must also hold a current NY broker's license 3) Submit a completed Salesperson Application 4) Pay the $55 application fee 5) Submit an irrevocable consent form

Does New York offer reciprocity with other states?

​Yes, New York State offers reciprocity with 9 other states: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

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