Requirements for NYS REALTORS®

What are my education requirements?

As of 9/21/2022 these are the topic class requirements for renewing a NYS Real Estate License. These requirements can be met taking NYSAR DOS approved classes that contain these topic, and/or by taking stand alone topic classes.

  • 3 Hours of Fair Housing
  • 1 Hour of Agency (if this is a first time renewal you need 2 hours)
  • 2.5 Hours of Ethical Business Practices
  • 1 Hour of Recent Legal Issues
  • 2 Hours Implicit Bias
  • 2 Hours Cultural Competency

You also need to complete 11 hours of elective classes approved for CE credit by the NYS DOS.

Total hours for renewing a NYS RE license is 22.5 hour of CE credit every two year.

NOTE: Licensees may not renew early to avoid the education obligation.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Visit the New York State Real Estate Education Foundation at to learn how to apply for a designation or certification course scholarship. It’s free!

Did you know?

When you take any NAR designation/certification course, you can apply it toward your GRI designation or in some cases substitute it for a GRI course.

Need assistance?

Take advantage of our staff to assist you, our instructors to support you, and the Education Foundation to help fund your quest for excellence.

Where are classes held?

Currently, the majority of NYSAR classes are held via Zoom allowing members from across the state the convenience of attending a course from their home or office.

Who teaches our courses?

NYSAR faculty members have many years of experience practitioners and expertise instructing adults like you. They share tools and techniques you can apply immediately to grow your business. And they care about your success – they’re available to answer your questions, long after your class is over.

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