New York licensees are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education in the category of Fair Housing. Additionally, licensees are required to complete at least 1 hour covering Law of Agency (2 hours for newly licensed salespersons). For licenses expiring after July 1, 2021, 2.5 hours of ethics and 1 hour of recent legal matters are also required.
Mix and match the approved courses for your state, up to 22.5 hours, and receive our discounted package pricing. 3 hours of Fair Housing is required to renew a New York real estate license, as well as Agency for renewals after January 1, 2017, so be sure to include Fair Housing and NY Recent Legal Updates and Agency Law.
Beginning January 1, 2017, there is an additional requirement of at least 1 hour of Law of Agency. If a salesperson is within their first license term, they must complete 2 hours of agency along with the other designated educational hours. This change does not apply to those licensees who are exempt from the continuing education requirement.
Beginning July 1, 2021, there is an additional requirement of at least 2.5 hours of Ethics, and at least 1 hour of recent legal matters. This amendment also removes the 15-year real estate broker continuing education exemption starting July 1, 2021. These new requirements do not apply to you if the expiration date printed on your license is before July 1, 2021.
Your license can still be renewed for up to two years after the expiration date. You can find out the status of your license and perform license transactions through New York's website and your eAccessNY account. If you are an associate broker or salesperson you must have a sponsoring broker to be eligible for license renewal.
Empire Learning is approved by the NY Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services to offer the courses shown above for continuing education credit for New York real estate licensees. Each of the courses is individually approved and has a specific approval number that will be displayed on your completion certificate.