New York Real Estate Exam Info
Real Estate Broker Exams
Real Estate Broker Exam Procedures
Applicants are required to schedule their real estate broker exam on our “NEW” Occupational Licensing Management System, eAccessNY. In addition to being able to apply for the exam on eAccessNY, you will now be able to view your scheduled exam details and exam results online.
Persons with disabilities who require accessibility information should call 518-473-2731.
Persons who require testing modifications should not schedule an exam and, should instead, call 518-473-2731.
What To Bring
1. A form of government issued signature identification which must be photo-bearing. Your identification must be current and from the following list:
* driver's license
* state issued identification (ex. non-driver ID)
* military ID
* United States Passport
* United States INS issued ID
* Certificate of US citizenship
2. 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.
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.
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.
You must correctly answer at least 70 percent of the questions to pass the exam. Exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not receive a numerical score. Passed exam results are only valid for a period of two years. Results will not be given over the phone, so please do not call Licensing Services for them.
Exam results will be available online by utilizing your account in eAccessNY. The exam results will be available as soon as possible after they are received by the Exam Unit and scored.
If you pass the exam, you can submit your application and fee. (Complete application details are provided in the application form).
If you fail the exam, you can schedule another exam by utilizing your account in eAccessNY.
About the Exam
The written exam is multiple choice and based on the 120-hour pre-licensing curriculum.
Applicants will be allowed 2 1/2 hours to complete the test. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.
Exams may be canceled due to weather conditions or other emergencies. If hazardous weather conditions exist in your area, you may call 518-474-4429 to see if an exam has been canceled. Please do not call the exam site.
If you need assistance or exam information, you may contact a Division of Licensing Services office in your area or call the Albany phone center at 518-474-4429. TDD users may contact the New York State relay operator at 1-800-662-1220.
No one will be admitted to an examination after the specified starting time.
ALBANY Exam Site
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 Exam Site (State Office Bldg.)
44 Hawley Street, 15th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
BUFFALO Exam Site (State Office Building)
65 Court Street
Main Floor Hearing Room, Part 5
Buffalo, NY 14202
FRANKLIN SQUARE Exam Site (VFW Hall)
68 Lincoln Road, Basement
Franklin Square, NY 11010
N6 Bus Route on Hempstead Turnpike
From the East, take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 16N, Franklin Ave.
From NYC/West, take the Cross Island Parkway SOUTH to the Southern State Parkway EAST. Take exit 15, Franklin Ave., turn left at the 2nd light onto Franklin Ave.
On Franklin Ave., turn RIGHT onto Hempstead Turnpike and go 5 blocks. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Rd. (7-Eleven on corner). The VFW Hall and parking lot are on the RIGHT.
HAUPPAUGE Exam Site (Perry Duryea State Office Building)
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Basement Conference Room
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Note: Building sits back off highway. Look for the green sign near the road.
NEW YORK CITY Exam Site
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
NEWBURGH Exam Site (Orange Ulster BOCES Adult Educational Center)
Federal Building, 471 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
NYS Thruway Exit 17, take ramp toward Stewart Airport. Turn LEFT onto NY-17K, continue approximately 2 miles. Exam Site is on RIGHT.
PLATTSBURGH Exam Site (Clinton County Community College)
Lake Shore Drive, Route 9 South
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
ROCHESTER Exam Site (Finger Lakes DDSO)
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Take NYS Thruway to Exit 46, take 390 North to exit 16, turn RIGHT on East Henrietta Road, turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Westfall Road, Finger Lakes DDSO is on LEFT. Park in lot on right. Do Not enter through main lobby. Look for Sign, "New York State Testing."
SYRACUSE Exam Site ***Broker Exam Only***
333 E. Washington Street, Main Floor, Hearing Room A
Syracuse, NY 13202
SYRACUSE Exam Site ***Salesperson Exam Only***
407 East Taft Road, (park in the rear of the building, enter through back door)
Syracuse, NY 13212
UTICA Exam Site (State Office Bldg.)
207 Genesee Street 1st Floor, Room 107
Utica, NY 13501
WATERTOWN Exam Site (State Office Bldg.)
317 Washington Street, 11th Floor
Watertown, NY 13601