New York Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • Create an account on the Occupational Licensing Management System eAccessNY.
  • Proof of completion of 75 hours pre license education.
  • Bring your “Summary of Your Submission” page printed (given once you schedule your exam on eAccessNY).
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • You must be sponsored by a New York state licensed real estate broker.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $15) License (Salesperson: $55).

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 20 and above.
  • Proof of completion of 120 hours pre license education.
  • Create an account on the Occupational Licensing Management System eAccessNY.
  • Bring your “Summary of Your Submission” page printed (given once you schedule your exam on eAccessNY).
  • You must have two years of full time experience being supervised by a broker, three years of full time participation in the general real estate business, or a combination of both.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $15) License (broker: $155).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam consists of 75 questions. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 70% of the questions.

The broker exam consists of 75 question. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 70% of the questions.

You will be able to view if you passed or not on your eAccessNY account.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson exam: you are allowed a total of 90 minutes.

  • For the broker exam: you are allowed a total of 90 minutes.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). One of them must be government issued and photo bearing.
  • You may bring a calculator which must be silent and should not contain the alphabet.
  • Bring your “Summary of Your Submission” page printed (given once you schedule your exam on eAccessNY).

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The exam questions have been created based on the contents of the pre licensing courses. After you have completed the course, you will be asked to present an exam by the provider in order to be given the certificate. This exam is made to be a simulation of the New York real estate exam (75 questions, 90 minutes to answer, passing score of 70% correct).

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