Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT GETTING YOUR LICENSE IN NEW YORK
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
We'd be worried if you didn't have questions! Getting your real estate license in New York is a big step, so to help, we've collected some frequently asked questions below.
How do I get a New York real estate license?
Requirements to obtain a NY real estate salesperson license include:
- Successfully complete an approved 75-hour Salesperson course
- Be sponsored by a NY state real estate broker
- Pass the NY state real estate examination
- Apply for the NY real estate salesperson license and pay all applicable fees
How long does it take to get a New York real estate license?
The amount of time to get your New York real estate salesperson license is dependent on a number of factors. Most complete the requirements within four months. There are a number of steps to complete which include education, application, exam, fingerprints, background investigation, and sponsorship by an actively licensed New York real estate broker.
How much does it cost to get a New York real estate license?
State fees to become a real estate salesperson are under $100. However, there are other costs associated with obtaining a license to include Pre-Licensing course tuition, examination fees, and any fees required by the sponsoring broker.
How do I reinstate my New York real estate license?
To renew or reinstate your real estate license you must complete the required continuing education and follow any other requirements per the eAccessNY License Management System.
Will a New York real estate license work in other states?
New York has real estate Broker, Associate Broker, and Salesperson reciprocity agreements with Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The reciprocity terms for each state are different. Check with the New York State Division of Licensing Services for details.
What do I do when my NY real estate license expires?
You have two years from the date of your license until it needs to be renewed to continue working as a realtor in NY to fulfill your Continued Education requirement. If you fail to renew within that period, and your licenses expires, you will be required to pass the state written examination and submit a new salesperson/broker application and fee. Note: There are no grace periods.
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