PLEASE NOTE: We provide the following renewal information as a courtesy and it may change at any time. It is the individual licensee's responsibility to be sure that he or she meets the requirements for his or her own particular license renewal circumstance(s).

  • Total Hours: 22.5
  • Mandatory/Core: 3
  • Elective: 19.5
  • Renewal Cycle: 2 years

Real estate licensee must complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education every two years. Three of the 22.5 hours must cover fair housing law, and as of January 1, 2017, at least 1 hour of the total hours must cover agency law. The Complete New York Licensee Renewal Package listed on this site meets both of these requirements. Licensees renew on the exact day of their license anniversary. Licensees are encouraged to keep printed course completion certificate(s) in the event of a New York Real Estate Commission audit.

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Receiving Credit for Completed Courses

New York is an audit state that does not require hours to be posted to your license before you renew.

If the New York Real Estate Commission requires that you be able to provide proof of course completions you can print your course certificates and send them into the commission. NOTE: We keep records of all course completions for no less than 7 years.

License Renewal Process: Click here to go to the NY DOL site to renew your license.

Regulation of Online CE Courses

The New York Real Estate Commission requires that all online education providers use a timing mechanism to ensure that a minimum seat time is spent in each course (equal to 50 min per credit hour). For example, a 3-hour course must be open and active for no less than 150 minutes. The course timer mechanism will “time out” if navigation in a course is inactive for more than 15 minutes. If this happens, simply resume activity to start the timer again. For example, click the Forward Arrow button or Back Arrow button. Final exams are not required.

NY Approved School

Registered at the state under our official sponsor company name CBT Alliance (provider# CBT).

Browse NY Courses

To verify that our New York real estate courses are approved with the New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services (NYDOL), click here, then click "Search By Name," click "Search by Organization," input "CBT Alliance" and then the blue Search button.

License Renewal Process: Click here to go to the NY DOL site to renew your license.

We are a New York approved real estate school offering flexible online NY real estate continuing education courses. Our New York real estate license renewal courses can be taken anytime day or night.

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