New York Real Estate CE License Renewal Requirements
Salesperson or Broker

22.5 hrs of approved CE. At least three (3) hrs need to pertain to Fair Housing and/or discrimination and at least one (1) hr pertaining to the law of Agency, except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, at least two (2) hrs of agency related instruction must be completed.




Salesperson who complete an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: The broker course does not satisfy the mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement.

Renewal Cycle: every two years from the date their license was received.

Exempt from CE requirement: 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 immediately preceding renewal or an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar who holds a real estate broker's license.

Inactive: No CE is required while license is inactive. License must be renewed and renewal fee must be paid. CE must be completed to return to active status. If you do not renew your license, you cannot conduct any real estate activities that require a New York State real estate license in accordance with Article 12-A of the Real Property Law. There are no grace periods that allow you to continue working while not licensed. You have two years from the date your license expires to renew your license. If you fail to renew within that period, you will be required to pass the state written examination.

22.5 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #1
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 18.5 Elective Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours and 1.0 Agency Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 6 courses:
  1. Property Management
  2. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  3. Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  4. The Law of the Land - Fair Housing
  5. Agency Exposed
  6. Disclosure Is Not A Secret

22.5 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #2
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 18.5 Elective Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours and 1.0 Agency Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 6 courses:
  1. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  2. Managing Conflicts with Tenants, Clients, and Employees
  3. The Law of the Land - Fair Housing
  4. Agency Exposed
  5. Risk Awareness
  6. Benefits of a Professional Home Inspection

22.5 hours Salespersons or Brokers Renewal Package #3
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons. This package is approved for 18.5 Elective Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours and 1.0 Agency Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 7 courses:
  1. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  2. Personal Safety
  3. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  4. Floods and other Natural Hazards
  5. Contracts and Leasing
  6. The Law of the Land - Fair Housing
  7. Agency Exposed