Become Licensed in Real Estate

Get the first steps in.

What you need to know

License Requirements: Be 18 years of age. Not be more than four months in arrears on child support payments. Provide information about the conviction for any crimes. Name a sponsoring broker on the application.

Register and Complete the 75 Hours of Required Education. In order to obtain licensure, you must complete a 75-hour course that is approved by the Department of State. Warren Real Estate will help you become licensed through ManfredRealEstateSchool.com

Connect with your Sponsoring Broker (Warren Real Estate). As you follow the process of becoming a licensed real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a New York State licensed real estate broker.

Schedule and Take the New York Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. In order to obtain a New York Real Estate License, you must take the New York Real Estate Exam and pass with a 70% or higher. Applicants must schedule their exam on the New York Department of State Occupational Licensing Management System, where you can also find other helpful exam information. Finally, be sure you bring a photo-bearing, government issued identification to the exam. Ithaca Board of Realtors is approved to proctor the state test for ManfredRealEstateSchool.com.

Apply for Your New York Real Estate Salesperson License. Once you pass the New York Real Estate exam, you need to fill out the online application and pay the required fee to obtain your license. The New York Real Estate Salesperson Application can be found on the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Service website, or you can complete it online by creating an EACCESS account.

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How to Become a NYS Real Estate Salesperson

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Salesperson/Broker Course Options

Local Boards of Realtors

ITHACA BOARD OF REALTORS: 957 MITCHELL STREET ITHACA NY 14850 (607) 257-1001 / email: executive@ithacarealtors.com

CORTLAND COUNTY BOARD OF REALTORS: 69 MAIN STREET CORTLAND, NEW YORK 13045 (607) 753-1227 / e-mail: CortlandBdRealtors@cnymail.com

ELMIRA - CORNING BOARD OF REALTORS: 3338 ROUTE 352 CORNING, NEW YORK 14830 (607) 562-7035 / e-mail: exec@direcpc.com

GREATER BINGHAMTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: 317 MAIN STREET BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK 13905 (607) 729-6285 /e-mail: eo@bingar.org

GREATER SYRACUSE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: 1020 7TH NORTH STREET, SUITE 140 LIVERPOOL, NY 13088 (315) 457-5979 / e-mail: yerdon@cnyrealtor.com

OTHER LOCATIONS

Upstate Training Real Estate School- 763 Harry L. Drive Johnson City, NY 13790 (607) 231-0254 / e-mail: education@upstatetraining.com

SUGGESTED ONLINE COURSES

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, Inc.www.ManfredRELC.com / (518) 489-1682
The Ithaca Board is approved for proctoring the final exam through Manfred school.

The CE Shop: www.NYSAR.TheCEShop.com / (518) 489-1682

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Continuing Education

LICENSEE REQUIREMENTS
All licensees submitting a renewal prior to July 1, 2021: 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including 3 hours fair housing and/or discrimination AND 1 hour law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term, two hours of agency. Exemptions prior to July 1, 2021: Either are exempt from the continuing education requirements: 1) Any licensed 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 (starting July 1, 2021 THIS IS NO LONGER) or 2) An attorney admitted to the New York State Bar who holds a real estate broker's license.

REALTOR REQUIREMENTS: 2.5 hours of Ethics Training every 3 years.

Newly Adopted Continuing Education Requirements effective 7/1/21
22.5 hours of approved continuing education. Education must include 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 instruction pertaining to fair housing and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. The amendment also REMOVES the 15-year real estate broker continuing education exemption and now requires all brokers who are currently exempted to complete continuing education starting July 1, 2021. Exemption: Attorneys admitted to the New York State bar remain exempted for the continuing education requirement.

Designations and Certifications
https://www.nysar.com/education/designations-certifications/

NYSAR Online Education
https://www.nysar.com/education/online-education-options/

NYS Real Estate Education Foundation Scholarship
https://nysreef.org/

License Reciprocity
https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_reciprocity.html

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