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.

Instructor Information

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.”

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.

State Approval

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.

Please note: NAR/Center for REALTOR® Development online designation and certification courses are no longer accredited for continuing education (CE) credit in New York State. 

If you would like your designation/certification course credits to count towards your NYS CE requirements, you may want to consider taking them through NYSAR or your local board.