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Timeline To Get NY Real Estate License

Timeline To Get NY Real Estate License

How long does it take to get real estate license in New York?

The amount of time it takes to get your New York real estate license depends on whether you complete the coursework online or in a classroom, as well as how much time you dedicate to progressing through the 77-hour pre-licensing course. Read on to get a complete timeline of the process to get your New York real estate license.

Getting Your New York Real Estate License Online Vs. In The Classroom

Deciding whether to complete your New York 77-hour pre-licensing course online or in a classroom can actually have a significant impact on how long it takes you to get your real estate license.

Getting Your NY Real Estate License Online

Choosing to complete your New York real estate license course course online can greatly decrease the amount of time it takes to get your New York real estate license. In an online real estate pre-licensing course, you can:

  • Complete the course at your own pace – Whether you’re an early bird or night owl, you can choose the times that work best for you to complete the course, rather than waiting until your next scheduled class time.  If you’re willing to complete 40 hours of coursework per week, you can complete the course online in as little as 2 weeks.
  • Complete the course from any device – Online real estate courses can be completed wherever you’d like, like the the dentist office, on the train, or on your lunchbreak. If you complete 20 hours of coursework per week, you can complete the course online in as little as 3-4 weeks.
INSIDER ADVICE: If you work or go to school full time, or just have a busy schedule, a New York online real estate license course may be the best option for you. You can use your down time to work on the course from any device.

Getting Your NY Real Estate License In A Classroom

While a classroom setting may be more ideal for some learners, it does tend to increase the amount of time it takes to get your New York real estate license course. In a classroom course, you can: 

  • Complete the course during your weekly class time – If you choose to complete your NY 77-hour pre-licensing course in a classroom setting, you will only be able to work on the coursework during your class time. Weekly classroom courses are designed for students to complete the course in 5-6 months.
  • Complete the course during your daily class time – If you are completing the NY 77-hour pre-licensing course in a classroom setting, some course providers offer daily classes. Typically, daily sessions range from 6-8 hours and are designed for students to complete the course in 1-2 months.

What is the fastest way to get my New York real estate license?

The first step in your journey to getting your New York real estate license is completing 77 hours of pre-licensing education. We recommend that you determine a schedule that works for you to complete the course based on your lifestyle, schedule, and how quickly you want to complete the course.

Full Time or Part Time

Hours of Coursework Per Week

Weeks To Complete Course

Perfect for…

Part Time

5

15 

People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.

Part Time

10

7-8

People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.

Part Time

15

5

People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.

Full Time

20

3-4

People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.

Full Time

30

2-3

People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.

Full Time

40

1-2

People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.

Full Time or Part TimeHours of Coursework Per WeekWeeks To Complete CoursePerfect for…
Part Time515 People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.
Part Time107-8People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.
Part Time155People who work, go to school, or have other full time responsibilities.
Full Time203-4People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.
Full Time302-3People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.
Full Time401-2People who want to complete the course and get their NY real estate license as quickly as possible.
INSIDER ADVICE: It’s perfectly fine if you’re not sure how many hours you’ll be able to dedicate to the course each week. Use the table above as a rough outline for how many hours you’ll need to put in each week to complete the course within your desired timeframe.

Ace Your New York State Real Estate Exam

The next step in getting your New York State real estate license is passing the State Exam. You can schedule your exam time online via eAccessNY while you are still completing your coursework to speed up the process.

Book 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 course.

Study For Your Exam

Utilize the time between when you complete your pre-licensing course and when your State Exam is scheduled for to study and prepare for the exam to ensure you pass.

Get State Exam Results

Your State Exam results will typically be available within 3-5 days after taking the exam. You can access your results in your eAccessNY account.

Submit Your New York Real Estate License Application

Once you pass the State Exam and choose a sponsoring broker, you can complete and submit your New York Real Estate License Application online via eAccessNY (the same platform you used to book your State Exam!).
INSIDER ADVICE: Complete your New York Real Estate License Application online instead of by mail to cut the processing time down by 2 weeks.

New York Real Estate License Timeline FAQ

To get your New York State Real Estate Salesperson License, you will need to:

  • Choose Your Real Estate School 
  • Complete the NYS 77-Hour Real Estate License Course
  • Pass Your School’s Final Exam
  • Pass The New York State Real Estate Salesperson Exam
  • Choose A Sponsoring Broker
  • Apply For Your New York Real Estate Salesperson License

Click here for a complete detailed guide on each step of getting your New York Real Estate Salesperson License online.

Here is a breakdown of the costs associated with obtaining your New York State real estate license with Corofy: 

  • NYS 77-hour Real Estate Salespersons Course: $84 ($300 – $500+ at other schools)
  • Corofy’s proctored final exam: Free
  • New York State Real Estate Exam: $15 per attempt. 
  • License application: $65

Total Cost: $164 ($580+ at other schools)

Read this blog article to get a complete breakdown of how long the process is to get your New York real estate license.

Schedule your State Exam when you have completed about 75% of the course. 

Once you pass the State Exam and choose a sponsoring broker, you can complete and submit your New York Real Estate License Application online.

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