How to get Your Real Estate Licence

New York

Licensure Requirements for a Salesperson

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must complete a 75-hour pre-license course
  • Pass the salesperson exam
  • Must become affiliated with a licensed broker in New York

Licensure Requirements for a Broker

  • Minimum age of 20
  • Must have spent at least 2 years as a licensed salesperson, or at least 3 years in the general field of real estate
  • Must complete a 45-hour broker pre-license course
  • Pass the broker exam

Step by Step Guide (Salesperson)

  1. Create an account on eAccessNY (This is where you will be able to schedule your exam, view exam results, and apply for a license once you pass) 
  2. Complete the 75-hour pre-license course through an Approved School 
  3. Pass the salesperson exam (See below for more information)
  4. Apply for license within 2 years of passing the exam

Step by Step Guide (Broker)

  1. If you have not already done so, create an account on eAccessNY (This is where you will be able to schedule your exam, view exam results, and apply for a license once you pass) 
  2. Complete the 45-hour broker pre-license course through an Approved School 
  3. Pass the broker exam (See below for more information)
  4. Apply for License within 2 years of passing the exam

Obtaining a reciprocal license if you are already licensed in another state:

New York has reciprocity with several states. Refer to the Division of Licensing Services website to find out if you qualify. 

Exam Info

Salesperson: The written exam costs $15 and is administered in multiple choice format. You will have 1 ½ hours to complete the exam. For more details and exam site policies, refer to the Salesperson Exams page on the Division of Licensing Services website. 

Broker: The written exam costs $15 and is administered in multiple choice format. You will have 2 ½ hours to complete the exam. For more details and exam site policies, refer to the Broker Exams page on the Division of Licensing Services website. 

Fees:

  • Exam Fee- $15
  • License Fee (Salesperson)- $55
  • License Fee (Broker)- $155