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New York Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

NY Real Estate License Renewal Salesperson or Broker

22.5 hours of continuing education. Courses must include:

  • 3 hours of Fair Housing and/or discrimination
  • 1 hour Agency
  • 18.5 hours of Electives
If a salesperson is within their first license term, they must complete 2 hours of agency along with the other designated educational hours.


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.

Roster Reporting Procedures for New York

Upon completion of all the course steps, a certificate will immediately, and always be available for printing from your account.

The course completion certificates are mailed to the DOS on the day of completion.

NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS):

Licensees will no longer be sent a paper renewal in the mail. In accordance with the New York Green Initiative, the Division of Licensing Services will be requiring that all real estate licensees renew their licenses online.

The renewal reminders from the state will include instructions on how to renew a license online utilizing eAccessNY.

Online renewal applications that meet the requirements will be approved immediately and licensees will receive their License and Photo ID Card within two to three weeks.

Please be careful when completing the renewal online with the state. We have heard from several of you that it is very easy to answer no to the continuing education question. The below is copied from the DOS addressing this issue:

Q: What if I answer no to the continuing education question when renewing my real estate salesperson/broker license in eAccessNY?

If you answer no to this question, your renewal application will not be approved. You will receive notification from the Department acknowledging receipt of your renewal application. This notice will inform you that approval of your renewal application will not be granted until original certificate(s) of completion evidencing successful completion of the required continuing education or proof satisfactory to this division that you are exempt from this requirement is submitted to the Bureau of Educational Standards for review and approval. You must submit this proof even if you have answered no to this question in error. By answering NO when submitting your on line renewal, you have affirmed that you have not completed the required education and that you are not exempt from this requirement.

Department of State, Albany Location:
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax:(518) 473-6648
Website: https://www.dos.ny.gov/index.html or Click Here to go directly to the site.

Our School Credentials in New York

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888-895-8839

Approval Agency:

New York Division of Licensing Services

Commission Online Credentials:

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