How Do I Become A Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Or Broker In New York State?

To be a licensed real estate salesperson, you must complete a 45­hour salesperson qualifying education course in real estate as approved by the Secretary of State and pass the Department of State's qualifying exam. For a broker's license, you must have at least one year of experience as a licensed real estate salesperson or at least two years of experience in the general real estate field, demonstrate completion of the 45­hour salespersons course and the additional 45­hour Secretary of State­approved broker course, and have passed the Department's qualifying exam.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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