New York Real Estate License Requirements

How to Get Your Real Estate License in New York

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New York real estate requirements

How To Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License In New York

New York State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 77 hours
Colibri Real Estate New York Course Hours Offered: 77 hours

1. General New York Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the New York State Division of Licensing Services are as follows:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Have a Social Security Number or Federal ID number.

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in New York

Below are credit hours required for the New York pre-license course to qualify for your salesperson license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours77 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in New York

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your salesperson license:

  • Apply for the New York salesperson examination
  • Submit fingerprints for a criminal background check
  • Successfully pass the New York salesperson licensing exam with a score of 77% or higher
  • Obtain sponsorship from a New York real estate broker.
  • Complete the New York Real Estate License application

Regulatory Notes:

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. You will need to submit your certificate of completion with your real estate salesperson application. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

New York State Division of Licensing Services
Phone: 518-486-3803
Fax: 518-408-2524
Address: 1 Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231
eAccessNY is used for the following functions:

  • real estate transactions
  • real estate exam registrations
  • real estate license applications, changes, renewals
  • public license search

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Good to Know

The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the New York State Division of Licensing Services. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It’s ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.