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New York State Real Estate License Reciprocity

New York State Real Estate License Reciprocity

New York State Real Estate License Reciprocity 101

If you’re licensed in another state and thinking of getting your New York real estate license you may be wondering about New York’s real estate license reciprocity guidelines. Read on to learn all you need to know about real estate license reciprocity in New York.

The Basics of Real Estate License Reciprocity

Real estate license reciprocity is the ability of a real estate license earned in one state to be used in other states. Real estate license reciprocity varies by state and the type of real estate license.

What States Have Real Estate License Reciprocity with New York?

New York currently has real estate license reciprocity with 9 states. Check out the table below to view the states and what is required.

Reciprocity States

Type Of License Required

Requirements

Arkansas

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Arkansas.

Colorado

Broker and Associate Broker. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Colorado.

Connecticut

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Connecticut.

Georgia

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Georgia. Must have obtained license by passing Georgia exam.

Massachusetts

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Massachusetts.

Mississippi

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Mississippi.

Oklahoma 

Broker and Sales. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Oklahoma.

Pennsylvania

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Pennsylvania.

West Virginia

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in West Virginia.

Reciprocity States

Type Of License Required

Requirements

Arkansas

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Arkansas.

Colorado

Broker and Associate Broker. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Colorado.

Connecticut

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Connecticut.

Georgia

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Georgia. Must have obtained license by passing Georgia exam.

Massachusetts

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Massachusetts.

Mississippi

Broker only. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Mississippi.

Oklahoma 

Broker and Sales. Two years licensure and current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Oklahoma.

Pennsylvania

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in Pennsylvania.

West Virginia

Broker and Sales. Current active license.

Business and Residence must be in West Virginia.

Steps To New York Real Estate License Reciprocity

To obtain a New York real estate license on the basis of reciprocity, you must have a real estate license in one of the states in the table above and meet these requirements:

Step 1: Current Real Estate License

Have a current license, dated within six months from the Real Estate Commission where license was obtained.

Step 2: Home-State Broker Sponsorship

You must be sponsored by your home-state broker who must also hold a current New York State broker’s license.

Step 3: Cultural Competency Training

Obtain proof of completion of at least two hours of training on the topic of cultural competency.

Step 4: New York Real Estate License Application

Submit a completed New York State Real Estate License Application and the license application fee. 

New York Real Estate License Reciprocity FAQ

If you aren’t eligible to apply for an New York real estate license via reciprocity​, you must obtain your license the same way as any non-licensee. Click here to learn everything you need to know about getting your real estate license in New York. 

Yes, you are not required to be a New York State resident to get your New York State Real Estate Llicense. However, you must complete both the school’s proctored final exam and the proctored New York State real estate licensing exam at approved proctoring locations within New York State.

​New York does not offer reciprocity with New Jersey; however, the DOS may waive the 77-hour New York Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course requirement if you can show evidence that you have completed the New Jersey real estate pre-license course. This means you will only have to pass the New York State Exam and apply for your NY real estate license.

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