Continuing Education Members
Continuing Education Requirements
Real Estate License Law Full Text (April 2019)
NYSDOS Continuing Education Requirements
Continuing education requirements are changing effective July 1, 2021.
Does your license have an expiration date of July 1, 2021 or later? New education requirements go into effect in 2021. The changes include:
Everyone with a license expiration date of July 1, 2021 and later will be required to complete 22.5 hours of approved CE, including the 7.5 hours of core courses, in the two years prior to the license expiration date. The DOS will be looking at the expiration date, not the date the renewal is submitted. In other words, there is no getting around the new requirements by renewing before your July 1, 2021 expiration date.
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For licensees with renewal dates prior to July 1, 2021, the following regulations are still in effect:
All licensees* are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest of real property, and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction.
A salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current licensing period, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: If completed after September 2018, the broker course does satisfy the mandatory fair housing and agency CE requirements for renewal of the salesperson license.
The exemption from continuing education ends on July 1, 2021. If your renewal date is July 1, 2021 or later, you must complete 22.5 hours of continuing education, including 7.5 hours of core coursework, within the two years immediately preceding the renewal date.
Exempt from the continuing education requirements are: