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Our courses make getting your New York State real estate license quick, easy and simple.

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Learn to pass the New York state licensing exam in hours using our online course.

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Our pre-licensing course meets the latest New York State Board of Real Estate requirements.

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Thousands of New York real estate agents started their careers with us.

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Real Estate Licensing Step 1

Step 1: Choose a Real Estate Course

Choose to prepare for the exam yourself or get additional support with our premium package. Getting started is quick and easy.

Step 2: Study and Prepare

Complete 75 hours of approved pre-licensing education. Prepare for your exam using our study guides and practice tests.

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Step 3: Take The Final Exam

Once you’ve completed the course and passed our practice tests, it’s time to take the real estate license final exam. Good luck!

Step 4: Find Your Sponsoring Broker

Once you’ve passed the final exam, you need to find a licensed broker to sponsor you. Premium customers benefit from our job placement assistance service.

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Step 5: Get Your License

Next, simply apply for your real estate license. Congratulations! You’re now a licensed New York real estate agent.

Step 6: Manage and Maintain

Once licensed, you need to complete 22.5 hours of continuing education. We can automatically enroll you in real courses that satisfy all New York CE requirements.

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Job Placement Assistance

Finding an active New York real estate broker to sponsor you is a tough but essential step to getting licensed. Our job placement assistance program takes away the hassle by matching you with a broker that suits you.

  • Choose from hundreds of real estate brokers.

  • Specify your requirements, including pay, commission & terms.

  • Get help in choosing a broker that is right for you.

  • Find a brokerage near you.

  • Get support applying to brokerages.

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Real Estate Career

Ready to become a real estate agent? Then it’s time to get studying. Click the link below for everything you need to become a licensed real estate salesperson.

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Real Estate Licensing FAQs

Most people gain their New York department of real estate license within a few months. To get licensed in New York, you need to complete 75 hours of coursework. This is done by taking a state-approved salesperson qualifying course like ours.

In theory, this can be completed within a week. However, this depends on how much time you have to dedicate to it. It is usually quicker to take a course online than in person. This coursework is valid for two years. You will have to find continuing education real estate courses to complete prior to renewal.

Once you have completed the coursework, you can take the 1.5 hour licensing exam. There are limited places available on the exams, so you may have to book your exam up to two weeks in advance. Tests are scored as a percentage and you’ll need to get 70% or more to pass. They are then sent away to be scored and there is no set timeline for this. You can take the exam as many times as you like, but if you fail you’ll need to reschedule and wait for the next test date.

Here is a step-by-step approach to getting your NY real estate license:

  • Submit an application form and the correct fee to the Department of State.
  • Sign up to a 75 hour state-approved real estate agent course.
  • If you already passed a 45 hour course prior to July 1, 2008 you only need to take a remedial 30 hour course.
  • Pass your real estate license exam.
  • Get sponsored by a New York real estate broker.

You need to be 18 years old, with no criminal record and a current New York State driver’s license or other ID card in order to apply.

Yes, you can study for your New York department of real estate license online. Studying online is often easier than taking in-person classes, as it allows you to fit the course around your schedule.

If you are already licensed, you need to search for online continuing education courses to complete the required 22.5 hours of study. If you pass our pre-exam course you will be automatically enrolled in this.

The real estate licensing exam itself is a 1.5 hour test and you must complete it in person.

Yes, New York real estate agents have to be licensed. Anyone who wants to list and negotiate a sale, lease or rental of a property needs to be licensed and to be supervised by a broker. Therefore, a real estate salesperson in New York State cannot operate independently or without a license.

No, the New York State real estate exam is a test and you must take it in person.

You must book your real estate sales license exam online and you will need to have an eAccessNY account. Here, you can apply for the exam and view your scheduled exams and results. You can complete all exam preparation online, including the mandatory 75 hours of coursework.

Passing the New York Real Estate exam is not hard, as long as you have studied for it. The easiest way to do this is to get a New York real estate licensing course.

About 60% of people pass the New York final course exam first time, while 80% pass on their second attempt. It consists of 75 multiple-choice questions and candidates are given 90 minutes to complete the test. There are also usually 10-15 math questions. You need to score 70% to pass, which is 53 correct answers.

The license application fee is $50. This is non-refundable and is effective for two years. The exam costs is $15. However, you will vastly improve your chances of passing if you enroll in one of the many online licensing courses.

Joining a real estate school like ours tends to cost between $200-$500, but it guarantees that you will pass. This will save you time by reducing the number of attempts you need to make.

Why Join
The Real Estate Industry?

Becoming a licensed New York real estate agent can unlock the career and lifestyle you deserve.

  • Become your own boss.

  • Earn high real estate commission and salaries.

  • Work hours that suit your own schedule.

  • Expand your career options.

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