New York Salesperson Pre-Licensing NY Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in New York

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in New York is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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How much does it cost to take the New York real estate exam?

The New York real estate exam will cost students $15. There are other fees associated with licensing, but you can expect the test alone to cost this much.

What score do I need to pass the New York real estate exam?

In order to pass the New York real estate exam, you'll need a score of at least 75% or higher. Passing the exam is much less stressful for anyone who has completed an Exam Prep course

Is the New York real estate exam hard?

While the majority of students pass their real estate exam, a passing score isn't guaranteed. In some states, up to 25% of students have to retake the test in order to pass. Upon follow up after the test, most do not consider the exam "easy." The best way to alleviate your nerves and pass the test is to work hard and prepare as much as possible

Where do I take the New York real estate exam?

The New York real estate exam must be taken at an approved testing facility. Some of These testing facilities are located in the following cities:

Albany
Johnson City
Bronx
Brooklyn
Buffalo
Corning
Flushing
Fresh Meadows
Jamestown
Rochester
Syracuse

There are additional testing facilities around the state. For the full list, visit the PSI location finder.

Can you take the New York real estate exam online?

You cannot take the New York real estate exam online. All students must travel to a testing location where they will be monitored for the duration of the test.

When will I get my New York real estate exam results?

After the test is completed, candidates will report to the proctor who will provide an instant score. Within a couple weeks, students will receive their full score report in printed form via mail.

Can I retake the New York real estate examination if I fail?

For six months after initially failing the test, candidates can retake it as many times as possible until they pass.

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