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New York Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 22.5 4 18.5
We Offer: 22.5 4 18.5

New York Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education – Broker and Sales License

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 

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

Hours Required By The State:

22.5 hours every two years

  • 1 agency hour 
  • 3 fair housing hours
  • 18.5 elective hours

Note: Effective January 1, 2017, any real estate licensee who renews their license must have completed 22 ½ hours of approved continuing education, three hours of which must include fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property along with the updated requirement of at least 1 hour of law of agency.  This change does not apply to those licensees who are exempt from the continuing education 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. The online course delivery system manages this requirement for you. 

The CE Shop is an approved school in New York.

The CE Shop's Offering:

22.5 hours


New York is an audit state that does not require course completions to be reported by education providers.  Licensees must keep copies of their course completions in the event they are audited.  Licensees can download a copy of course certificates from our website at any time.

Expiration Date of Course: 

Per New York Department of State requirements, courses must be completed within 12 months of enrollment. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Final Exams: 

Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.


The CE Shop will provide you 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 renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.


CE Exemption - Brokers Only:

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 is exempt from the continuing education requirement.


Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process:

The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. 

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New York Department of State

Street Address: 1 Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231-0001

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22001, Albany, NY 12201-2001

Phone: 518.486.3803

Fax: 518.408.2524

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