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Pass Your New York State Real Estate Exam

The next step after completing your New York 77-hour Pre-Licensing Course is passing the New York State Real Estate Licensing Exam. Passing your State Exam is one of the last, and most important, steps to getting your New York real estate license.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about booking, preparing for, and getting the results for your New York State Real Estate Exam.

How To Schedule Your New York State Real Estate Exam

The New York State Real Estate Exam is an exam that tests your knowledge of what you’ve learned during your New York 77-Hour Real Estate Pre-licensing Course. Your New York State Real Estate Exam must be schedule in advance.  

To schedule your New York State Real Estate Exam, you will need to:

  • Create an account on eAccessNY
  • Choose a location for your exam
  • Pay the exam fee

Your course provider should provide you with instructions on how to schedule your exam after you register for the New York 77-Hour Real Estate Pre-licensing Course.

What is eAccessNY?

eAccessNY is the New York Department of State’s online platform for scheduling your State exam and applying for your license. You will also eventually use your eAccessNY account to renew your New York real estate license.

What is the cost of the NYS Real Estate Exam?

The cost of each State Exam attempt is $15 and you may take the State Exam as many times as you need to pass.

INSIDER ADVICE: Corofy students have access to our State Exam Prep Guide, which provides in-depth instructions on how to book your State Exam, as well as other details such as what you’ll need for the exam, how to prepare, and the most commonly asked questions about the State Exam.

When should I book my State Exam?

In New York, State Exam seats tend to get booked quickly so we recommend scheduling your State Exam when you have completed about 75% of the New York 77-hour pre-licensing course.

Where can I take my State Exam?

The Department of State currently has 11 locations across New York State for students to take their State Exam. Here is a list of all 11 locations:

  • ALBANY (Alfred E. Smith State Office Building)
    80 South Swan Street
    Albany, New York 12239
    Located at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Swan Street
  • BINGHAMTON (State Office Building)
    44 Hawley Street, 15th Floor
    Binghamton, NY 13901
  • BUFFALO (State Office Building)
    295 Main Street, 8th Floor
    Buffalo, NY 14203
  • FRANKLIN SQUARE (VFW Hall)
    68 Lincoln Road, Basement
    Franklin Square, NY 11010
  • HAUPPAUGE (Perry Duryea State Office Building)
    Basement Conference Room
    250 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • NEW YORK CITY
    123 William Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10038
  • PLATTSBURGH
    Clinton Community College – George Moore Building/Main Building
    136 Clinton Point Drive, Room 105M
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • POMONA (Rockland Country Fire Training Center)
    35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive
    Pomona, NY 10970
  • ROCHESTER (Finger Lakes DDSO)
    620 Westfall Road
    Rochester, NY 14620
  • SYRACUSE (State Office Building)
    333 E Washington St
    Syracuse, NY 13202
  • UTICA (State Office Building)
    207 Genesee Street 1st Floor, Room 107
    Utica, NY 13501

How do I study for the New York State real estate exam?

Preparing for your State Exam includes studying the course material and ensuring you have everything you need for the exam, such as a photo ID, a calculator, and a pencil.

The best way to prepare for your State Exam is to stay focused while you are completing the 77-hour pre-licensing course, ensuring you are understanding the material being taught throughout the course.

We also recommend using the resources offered to you by your course provider to study and test your knowledge of the course material. This includes:

  • Reviewing chapter summaries and key terms
  • Retaking quizzes and reviewing your answers
  • Going over topics that you didn’t understand

Complete Your New York State Real Estate Exam

On the day of your State Exam, you will need to go to the physical location of your exam. Be sure to be on time, as students will not be admitted to the exam after the specified start time.

You will be allowed 90 minutes to complete your New York State Real Estate License Exam. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.

What is the passing score for the NYS real estate exam?

You must pass the State Exam with a score of 70% or better to apply for your New York real estate license.

How difficult is New York State's real estate license exam?

The New York State Real Estate License Exam is not difficult, you just need to prepare for it. Making sure you understand the material and reviewing the course content are great first steps to take to increase your chances of passing.

How many questions are on the State Exam?

The New York State Real Estate License Exam is a written exam consisting of 75 multiple choice questions, all of which are based on the 77-hour pre-licensing curriculum.

What do I need to bring with me to the State Exam?

  • A form of government-issued signature identification that must be photo-bearing. Your identification MUST BE CURRENT (not expired) and from the following list:
    • driver’s license
    • state issued identification (ex. non-driver ID)
    • IDNYC Card (NYC Identification Card)
    • military ID
    • United States Passport
    • Employment Authorization Card (issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
    • United States INS issued ID
    • Certificate of US citizenship
    • Foreign Passport
    • Brazilian, Mexican, Honduran, and Ecuadorian Consular ID
  • The page you were requested to print when you scheduled your exam on eAccessNY. This page is referred to as the “Summary of Your Submission” and includes all of your exam information, including your candidate number.

What are the Exam Site policies?

  • Calculators are permitted if they are battery or solar powered, silent, nonprinting and do not contain an alphabetic keyboard. PDA’s are not allowed.
  • Cellular phones, beepers and any other electronic devices MUST be turned off during the exam.
  • Dictionaries, books, other reference materials, large bags and briefcases are not allowed at the exam site. Do not bring these materials to the exam site as there is no place to store them.
  • Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at the exam site. If you bring food or beverages, you will be asked to dispose of them before entering the exam site.
  • Visitors, guests and children are not permitted at the exam site.
  • Firearms are not allowed at the exam site. Please contact our exam unit at (518) 473-2731 for questions pertaining to this policy.
  • Any person found using notes, books, or other aids; giving or receiving help; removing examination materials or notes from the exam site; causing a disturbance or engaging in practices contrary to the rules of proper examination conduct will be dismissed from the exam site. Any decisions regarding disciplinary measures will be made by the Exam Supervisor at the Department of State.

Can I retake my State Exam if I don’t pass?

Yes, you may retake the State Exam until you pass.

How To Get Your New York State Exam Results

To get your State Exam results, you will need to:

  • Login to your eAccessNY account (the account you used to book your State Exam).
  • Click ‘View Schedule Exam Details’.
  • Your schedule exam will appear with ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ marked next to it.
INSIDER ADVICE: If you did not pass your State Exam, we recommend immediately booking your next exam date. Use the time you have before your next exam to study and prepare.

How long does it take to get NYS real estate exam results?

Your State Exam results will be ready within 5-7 days after taking the exam.

In New York, exam results are reported as either passed or failed.

What happens after I pass my New York State Real Estate Exam?

After you pass the New York State Real Estate Exam, you will need to do the following:

  • Choose a sponsoring broker.
  • Apply for your New York real estate license.

You can begin the process of researching sponsoring brokers and setting up interviews prior to actually getting the results for your State Exam. However, you must get your exam results before applying for your New York Salesperson License.

After you have completed these steps, you’ll officially be able to work in real estate as a licensed real estate salesperson!

New York State Real Estate Exam FAQ

The cost of each State Exam attempt is $15 and you may take the State Exam as many times as you need to pass.

In New York, State Exam seats tend to get booked quickly so we recommend scheduling your State Exam when you have completed about 75% of the New York 77-hour pre-licensing course.

You must pass the State Exam with a score of 70% or better to apply for your New York real estate license.

The New York State Real Estate License Exam is not difficult, you just need to prepare for it. Making sure you understand the material and reviewing the course content are great first steps to take to increase your chances of passing.

Yes, you may retake the State Exam until you pass.

Key Takeaways

Passing your New York State Real Estate Exam is the last step before you can apply for your New York real estate license. Be sure to prepare for the exam so you can pass on the first attempt and begin your career in real estate as quickly as possible. 

Here are a few things to remember when preparing for your New York State Real Estate Exam:

  • Your New York State Real Estate Exam must be scheduled in advance through eAccessNY.
  • The key to preparing for the New York State Real Estate Exam is reviewing the course material, such as quizzes and summaries. 
  • You will need to pass the New York State Real Estate Exam with a score of 70% or better to apply for your New York real estate license.

Now that you have all the information you’ll need to pass your New York State Real Estate Exam, it’s time to learn all about applying for your New York real estate license. The next article in the New York Real Estate License 101 Guide will cover everything you need to know about completing your New York Real Estate Salesperson Application. 

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