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It seems like only yesterday you were cramming to take the New York real estate license exam. But now you’re well past being a rookie agent. You’ve been at the real estate game so long the time has come to renew your real estate license.
New York salespersons must renew their license every two years if they want to keep conducting business, and there’s no grace period. Here’s what you’ve got to do to get your license renewed in time.
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Before you can renew your real estate license you have to complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. For the most part, you can take any real estate courses you want, but there are a few requirements:
There are a couple of special cases where you can skip the continuing education:
You can double-check your continuing education hours by contacting your course provider. The Division of Licensing Services requires that continuing education providers keep records of course completion for at least three years.
How to renew a real estate license? Agents and brokers have to submit their renewals online. Paper forms are no longer an option. You can renew online through your eAccessNY account. There will be a renewal link available three months before your license expires. To renew your real estate license:
You’ll get an email reminder with instructions 90 days before your license expires. You can also check the expiration date on your license.
You have two years to complete the renewal process from the time your license expires. If you don’t get your license renewed within two years you’ll have to take the state licensing exam, apply for a new license, and pay the fee again.