Real Estate Salesperson License in New York





For beginners entering profession

Why Choose NYREI For Your Real Estate Licensing Education?

With 95% pass rates on the state exam and more than 100K graduates licensed and employed in the real estate industry, the NYREI has been the leading real estate school for New Yorker’s since 1987. No other school offers as many classes, learning formats or scheduling options as NYREI so you can personally customize how to earn your salesperson license.

Our Real Estate Salesperson License Packages

Our Platinum packages offers the most resources and value from getting licensed to maintaining your license with continuing education. Our Salesperson Basic package provides access to the course and school exam and lifetime job placement. Books, tutoring services or exam prep can be purchased a la carte.
Salesperson Licensing Packages Basic Platinum
Price $495 $995
77 Hr Course
School Exam
Free Job Placement Assistance
Free Textbook ($50)
Free Tutoring ($45-75)
Free Practice Tests ($49.99)
1 Free Continuing Education ($190)
Free Career Advisor
Total Value $495 $1,795
YOU SAVE $0 $800

Basic Package


Platinum Package


Salesperson Remedial Course


This course is for Salespersons that received their license prior to July 2008.

How to Get a Real Estate License in New York

Step 1: Meet the Basic Requirements

To be eligible to get a real estate license, you must be at least 18 years old, have no felony convictions (some exceptions apply), and have US citizenship or be a legal or permanent resident. Prepare a valid Photo ID. No previous sales experience or educational attainment required.

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Step 2: Finish the Required 77-hour Licensing Course

Enroll and complete the NYREI 77-Hr Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course. The course is divided into 20 separate sessions that may taken in any order at any time. The classes can be taken in the classroom or online.

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Step 3: Pass Our Proctored Exam

Passing the final school exam requires a minimum score of 70% and can only be taken three times. Our location is 132 W 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018.

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Step 4: Pass the New York Department of State Salesperson licensing exam

Applicants are required to make an online reservation to take the state exam. Even if you plan on taking the exam a few months from now, we recommend that you make your reservation immediately for your real estate salesperson license in NY. To register for the New York State Exam, please visit the Department of State website.

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Step 5: Find a sponsoring New York State Broker

Once you pass both exams, find a Sponsoring Broker. If you need help, we have dozens of New York’s top real estate agencies that recruit daily and we offer lifetime job placement assistance!

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Step 6: File with NY DOS

File your license online with the New York Department of State.

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You’re a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson!

Course Information


According to the DOS:

“A real estate salesperson works for and is supervised by the representative broker. The salesperson acts as the representative broker’s agent. All listings, although perhaps negotiated by a salesperson, are accepted by the representative broker.”

“A real estate broker is responsible for the supervision and conduct of the real estate brokerage business. He or she applies for and holds the license on behalf of the brokerage. This person is known as the “representative broker.” All listings, although perhaps negotiated by a salesperson, are accepted by the representative broker.”

You must get your salesperson license FIRST in order to be a broker!

In order to obtain your Sales License, you need 77 hours of sales class time.
You do not need to have any previous sales experience to become a salesperson, nor are there any prior education requirements. No GED required.
Anytime! Sales classes are offered seven days a week in our Manhattan office (Mon-Thu 9am, 1:30pm and 6pm. Fri-Sun 9am and 1:30pm). We also offer our Salesperson program online.

You may need to take notes during the lessons, so bring a highlighter and a note pad. We also offer our students a textbook authored by one of our certified instructors for a fee of $50.00.

We accept cash, money order, credit or debit card. We do not accept personal checks.

Yes, Platinum Package allows you to combine classroom and Zoom hours.

Yes! Registration is always ongoing, and you can attend the same day. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the class start (for a list of class schedules, click “schedules” on our index tab).

You have four (4) months from the time you attend your first course to complete the sales course and school exam.

NYREI offers its students a one month and a two month extension after four months. We encourage all students to finish within 4 months.

  • One Month extension fee is $100
  • Two Month extension is $150.