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New York Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Required Topic Elective Hours
You Need: 22.5 5 17.5
We Offer: 22.5 5 17.5
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 2 YEARS

New York Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education – First Time Sales License Renewal

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date:

Every two years by the exact day of your license anniversary date

Hours Required By The State:

22.5 hours within first two years (if renewing prior to July 1st 2021)

  • 2 agency hours 
  • 3 fair housing and diversity hours
  • 17.5 elective hours

22.5 hours within first two years (if renewing on or after July 1st 2021)

  • 3 fair housing and diversity hours
  • 2.5 ethical business practice hours
  • 2 agency hours
  • 1 legal matters hour
  • 14 elective hours

Seat Time: The New York Department of Real Estate requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. The online course delivery system manages this requirement for you. 


The CE Shop is an approved school in New York.

The CE Shop's Offering:

If renewing prior to July 1st 2021: 22.5 hours, including:
  • 2 agency hours
  • 3 fair housing and diversity hours
  • 17.5 elective hours
If renewing on or after July 1st 2021: 22.5 hours available, including:
  • 2 agency hours
  • 3 fair housing and diversity hours
  • 14 elective hours
  • 1 hour legal matter
  • 2.5 ethical business hours

Reporting: 

New York is an audit state that does not require course completions to be reported by education providers.  Licensees must keep copies of their course completions in the event they are audited.  Licensees can download a copy of course certificates from our website at any time.

Expiration Date of Course: 

Per New York Department of State requirements, courses must be completed within 12 months of enrollment. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.  

Certificates:

The CE Shop will provide you with an electronic Certificate of Completion upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

License Renewal Process:

The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny.html

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