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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?

How to get a real estate license in NY in 4 steps:

Step #1
First, you must complete the 75-hour New York State real estate salesperson course.

The course must be approved by the NY Department of State...and it must follow the required curriculum.

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Step #2
Pass the school’s proctored final exam.

The final exam is proctored and password protected. You will be taking the final exam at one of our state approved locations (more details below in the Course Requirements section).

Step #3
Pass the State’s proctored exam.

First, you will have to create a free online account with eAccessNY. This is the NYS Department of State’s online platform for scheduling your State exam and applying for your license (you will also renew your license through this platform).

Once you create your eAccessNY account, you can schedule your State exam.

The State exam is offered every Tuesday and it consists of 75 multiple-choice questions, with a passing grade of 70%.

Step #4
Apply for your real estate license online through your eAccessNY account, with the help of your NY sponsoring broker.

You must also:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma or GED is not required to apply for a real estate license.
  • Be a United States citizen or be a legal, permanent resident
  • Have no felony convictions (contact NY Department of State for clarification)
To see the state requirements regarding licensing laws please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services in the link below.

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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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