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FAQ: What are the CE requirements for NY licensees?

What are the CE requirements for NY licensees?

You must complete 22.5-hours of continuing education for each two-year renewal period.

Prior to July 1, 2021, all NY real estate licensees must complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including 3 hours of fair housing, and at least 1 hour of law of agency.
If you are renewing your NY license for the first time, you must complete 2 hours of law of agency.

After July 1, 2021, all NY real estate licensees must complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education that includes at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of fair housing, and at least 1 hour of law of agency. If you are renewing your NY license for the first time, you must complete 2 hours of law of agency.

Continuing education courses may be completed online or in-person.


Related Questions

Am I exempt from completing the CE for my NY real estate license?

Only a NY real estate broker who is engaged full time in the real estate business and who has been licensed prior to July 1, 2008, for at least 15 consecutive years, and has maintained continuous licensure; or, an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar who holds a real estate broker's license may be exempt.

How do I reinstate a revoked NY real estate license?

​If your NY real estate license was revoked, you will not be eligible to be re-licensed for at least one year. At that time, you must retake the NY state licensing exam, submit a new license application, and pay the $55 license application fee.

How do I reinstate an expired NY real estate license?

If your NY real estate license has been expired for less than 2 years, you may have your license reinstated by completing the following: 1) Complete the required 22.5 hours of continuing education. 2) Submit your renewal application online through your eAccessNY account. 3) Pay the $55 license renewal fee.

Does the DOS offer extensions for renewing a license?

The DOS may grant an extension to complete the required 22.5 hours of CE. However, extensions may only be granted for a "bona fide hardship". You must also submit evidence demonstrating hardship, along with a written request for an extension as part of your renewal application.

What is required in order to renew my NY real estate license?

In order to renew your NY real estate salespersons license, you must: 1) Complete the required 22.5 hours of continuing education. 2) Submit your renewal application online through your eAccessNY account. 3) Pay the $55 renewal fee through your eAccessNY account using a credit card.

What happens if my NY license is expired for more than two years?

If you fail to renew your license within 2 years after your license expiration date, you will have to retake the state exam, apply for a new real estate license, and pay the application fee.

What happens if I do not renew my NY license on time?

If you fail to renew your NY real estate license on-time, your license will be considered expired and you will not be able to resume practicing real estate until your license is reinstated. The NY DOS does not offer a grace period for renewals.

What are the CE requirements for NY licensees?

​You must complete 22.5-hours of CE for each 2-year renewal period. Prior to July 1, 2021, all licensees must complete 22.5 hours of approved CE, including 3 hours of fair housing, and at least 1 hour of law of agency. If you are renewing your NY license for the first time, you must complete 2 hours of law of agency.

How soon can I renew my NY real estate license?

​You can renew your NY real estate salespersons license through your eAccessNY account up to three months prior to your license expiration date. Three months prior to your license expiration date, you will receive an email and postcard from the NYS Department of State reminding you to renew your license.

How often do I have to renew my NY real estate license?

You must renew your NY real estate salespersons license every two years. Your license expiration date will be printed on your real estate license.

How much does it cost to renew my NY real estate license?

It costs $55 to renew your NY real estate salespersons license. You must make the payment through your eAccessNY account using a credit card.

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