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New York Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

What are the Real Estate Continuing Education requirements for New York?

Broker & Salespersons

22.5 CE hours total

Are there any subject area requirements for New York Real Estate CE?

Brokers & Salespersons

  • Fair Housing and Diversity: 3 CE hours
  • Ethical Business Practices: 2.5 CE hours
  • Agency: 1 CE hour (2 agency hours for initial license renewal)
  • Legal Matters: 1 CE hour
  • Electives: 15 CE hours

Renewal for a license expiring on or after September 21, 2022

  • Implicit Bias: 2 CE hours
  • Cultural Competency: 2 CE hours
  • Fair Housing: 3 CE hours
  • Ethical Business Practices: 2.5 CE hours
  • Agency: 1 CE hour (2 agency hours for initial license renewal)
  • Legal Matters: 1 CE hour
  • Electives: 11 CE hours

When does New York Real Estate CE have to be completed?

Every two years by the exact day of your license anniversary date

Can Real Estate CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license term.

Can Real Estate CE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess credit hours may not be carried forward to the next license term.

What is the New York Real Estate license renewal process?

Three months prior to your license expiration date, you are sent an email and post card reminder that it's time to renew your real estate license. Both reminders provide you with written instructions on how to renew your license online through your eAccessNY account. 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.

Renew online

What are the WebCE New York Real Estate CE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are classified as distance education courses.
  • Students will not be able to complete the course until the student’s time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course. Students must read the course material and answer each set of end-of-chapter quizzes with a score of at least 60 percent.
  • Final exams are not required for CE.
  • If the end-of-chapter quiz is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE New York Real Estate CE courses?

Courses must be completed within 180 days from the original date of purchase.

How often does WebCE report New York Real Estate CE course completions?

Every business day to the Department of State (DOS). NY will only keep reporting records in the event of future audits.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for New York Real Estate CE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the course is completed.

What are the New York Real Estate CE requirements for non-residents?

Non-residents are required to complete NY approved continuing education. However, a person who qualifies through reciprocity may continue to complete continuing education in the original state of licensure as long as they maintain the conditions of the reciprocal agreement. The reciprocal agreement requires that the applicant have a business and residence address in the original state. Once the licensee indicates a New York business or residence address in NY, the licensee no longer meet the conditions for reciprocity and must complete NY approved continuing education. Please visit New York's website for a list of reciprocal states they have entered a reciprocal agreement with.

Are there any CE exemptions?

The following are exempt from New York CE requirements:
  • 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.
  • An attorney admitted to the New York State Bar who holds a real estate broker's license.

Effective July 1, 2021, all licensees are required to complete the new CE requirements, regardless of how long they’ve been licensed. The only group that is still exempt from the CE requirements are New York licensed attorneys who are also licensed as brokers.

Who to contact for additional questions

New York Department of State

  • Address: One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12231-0001
  • Phone: (518) 474-4429
  • Fax: (518) 473-6648
  • Website: New York Department of State
This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 5/17/2022