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New York Real Estate License

Summary: Your New York real estate license is only a few steps away when you have the License Butler working for you. In fact, the Butler has already prepared all of the information and resources that you are going to need to get started in your NY real estate career. Check out the information below for licensing requirements, exam information and don’t forget to enroll in our online courses!


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New York Real Estate License Requirements

All New York real estate license applicants are required to meet the requirements of the NYS Division of Licensing before being eligible to receive their real estate license. The requirements include extensive education and examination criteria designed to better prepare applicants for the current laws and regulations that govern real estate agents in New York. Below you will find a complete list of these licensing requirements.

All New York applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Complete a 75 hour pre-license course in a state approved real estate training program.
  • Complete and submit an application for licensing with the State. Applications are filed through the eAccessNY online system.
  • Pass the New York real estate exam.

Fee Information:

Currently, there is a $50 application fee for all applicants in addition to a $15 examination fee.

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New York Real Estate Exam Information

The State of New York currently manages examination scheduling through their eAccessNY system. Applicants will be given 1.5 hours to complete the examination and must answer at least 70 percent of the questions correctly to receive a passing grade. There are numerous exam testing locations throughout the state, you can see a full list of locations here.


New York License Reciprocity Information

New York State currently has salesperson license reciprocity agreements with the following states:

Additionally, New York has Broker only license reciprocity agreements with Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi and Massachusetts.

Applicants interested in obtaining their New York real estate license by reciprocity must satisfy the following to be eligible:

  • Have an active and current license in an issuing state from the list above.
  • Provide a certificate of licensure from the state you are currently licensed in.
  • Complete and submit a license application.
  • Complete and submit an irrevocable consent form(Available in the form section below).
  • Pay all applicable licensing fees.

New York Licensing Forms and Applications

Below you will find a selection of forms and applications for New York applicants.

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All of the above New York real estate license information was current and accurate at the time of publishing. The License Butler staff work diligently to keep this information up-to-date, however, this information does change from time to time. If you notice any discrepancies please let us know so that we may make changes as soon as possible.