Notice to Online Students
Note: Once you have registered for a course, there are NO refunds unless there is a defect with the online provider’s course.
Please read the following information carefully to avoid any delay in receiving credit for the course(s) you complete. You must accept the school policies in order to access computer‐based distance learning courses.
Attendance and Time Limits
No classroom attendance is required but you must complete all course work within one year from your enrollment date.
There are no live instructors teaching these courses. You may call the New York State Association of REALTORS® at 1.800.239.4432 to ask any questions you may have.
Completion Requirements and Grading
You must complete the entire course including all lessons, quizzes and the required seat time to receive credit. Courses may be taken on a desktop or mobile device. Most courses do not require an examination but be sure to read the information about the specific course to determine whether passing an exam is required.
Credit for the Course
When you have successfully completed a course, NYSAR will receive a notice from the online provider ‐ unless the course was taken through NAR and/or REALTOR® University, as explained in the next paragraph. You will then receive a course completion certificate emailed from NYSAR. The subject line of that email from NYSAR will be the “Online CE Course Completion Certificate.”
Not all courses available through NAR and/or REALTOR® University are eligible for New York State continuing education credit. Please be sure to read the specific course’s credit information. For courses through NAR and/or REALTOR® University, CE credit will be posted by NAR and not NYSAR.
School Information and Recordkeeping
The New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) is approved by the New York State, Department of State to offer online education programs. It is our goal to provide high-quality distance continuing education courses in support of ongoing professional competency. NYSAR maintains records for a five‐year period including course completed, student name, license number, and completion date.
Many courses (but not all) meet state requirements for New York’s continuing education credit. The exact number of hours of credit depends on the course.
Time Limit and Schedule
There is a one‐year time limit for receiving technical support and completing a course. Once you begin a course, you can work on the course at any time. The bookmark feature allows you to return to the course where you left off.