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How to Become a Real Estate Broker in New York

Follow these steps per New York state requirements and you're on your way.

How To Get Your New York Broker Real Estate License in 6 Steps

Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!


Qualification Requirements:

At least two years of experience as a licensed real estate Salesperson or at least three years of experience in the general real estate field.

Satisfactorily completed both the qualifying Salesperson 75-hour course and an additional 45-hour real estate Broker course approved by the state.

You have passed the state Broker exam.



Meet the minimum two-year requirement as a licensed salesperson or have a minimum of three years of general experience in the real estate field (i.e., buying and selling your own property, managing property owned by your employer, etc.).

A combination of these types of experience is acceptable per the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Services. Click here for more information.



You must have satisfactorily completed both the 75-hour qualifying salesperson course and the 45-hour real estate broker course.

The CE Shop is a NY Department of State approved real estate education provider. Our LEAP learning platform was designed specifically for real estate professionals and combines the best of the classroom environment with the flexibility of online delivery. With engaging content, real-world scenarios, and practical exercises relevant to the industry today, The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing Courses will prepare you to take the next step as a real estate broker.


Successfully pass a proctored course final exam.

Upon completion of all the course material, meeting the minimum time requirement, and passing the practice exam, you will sit for a 100-question final exam monitored by a proctor. Per state regulations, you can take this exam only two times. A minimum passing grade is 70%.

You will need to schedule an appointment with a Department of State approved proctor in advance. Click here for a list of available proctoring locations.




Schedule, take, and pass the NYS Real Estate Broker examination via eAccessNY.

The NY Department of State, Division of Licensing utilizes eAccessNY, a secure, password-protected occupational licensing management system, to register and schedule all real estate exams. For more information, click here.




Complete and submit the NY Real Estate Broker Application with the $150.00 application fee.




Receive your license! Upon processing and approval of your application, your new NY Real Estate Broker license will be issued.

If you’ve completed the 75-hour NY real estate salesperson Pre-Licensing course and are ready for the 45-hour NY real estate broker license course, you’ve come to the right place. The CE Shop’s real estate education courses come with great support.

With your busy lifestyle, our online learning platform allows you to schedule when and where you want to study, and The CE Shop is always there to support you. With customer and technical support seven days a week, you can rest assured you have a team behind you when you need it. Enroll today and get ready for your new career as a NY real estate broker!



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