New York State Requirement Details for Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education
Hours Required by the State: 77 hours
Effective 12/21/2022: individuals applying for a real estate salesperson license require 77 hours of pre-licensing education.
The 75 clock-hour NY prelicensing salesperson course AND a 2-hour course on implicit bias will satisfy this requirement.
Seat Time: The New York Department of Real Estate requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.
Pre-Licensing Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 70% and may be taken a maximum of two times. All final exams must be physically proctored in the State of New York.
Proctoring Final Exams: The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an in-person proctor in advance. Upon course completion, you will be presented with a final exam instruction slide which explains the proctor process, in detail. Upon passing the final course exam you and your proctor will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam. Please select an approved proctor location here. If you are located more than 50 miles from an approved proctor, please contact Customer Service at 888.827.0777. Every attempt will be made to identify a suitable location within a reasonable amount of time.
Licensing Exam: Registration for the state licensing exam is an entirely separate process from proctoring for your course final exam. For instructions to register for your state licensing exam and further information, please click here.
The CE Shop’s Offering: 77 hours
Reporting: The state does not require schools to report qualifying course completions. Students will submit their certificate of completion with their license application.
Expiration Date of Course: The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses expire six months after the date of purchase. Each student will be granted a one-month extension at no charge, to be applied immediately after the initial six-month term. For any reactivation or extension of the course after the seventh month, The CE Shop will charge the student 20% of the current retail price of the course for each 30-day extension or partial 30-day extension in the event that the course finally terminates before the end of the final 30-day extension. Students may also elect to re-enroll for 50% of the current retail price of the course, if the course has hit the year expiration or the student is at the 7-month mark and wants to repurchase and restart the course and enrollment. Extensions or reactivations cannot be granted beyond 12 months from the purchase of the course since, in all events, the course terminates 12 months after purchase.
Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email). The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion, upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this.
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