How to Get Your Real Estate Agent License in NY: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here’s a detailed guide to help you navigate the process of obtaining your Real Estate License

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5 Steps to Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York

By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to obtaining your Real Estate Agent License in New York. At RELNY, we are committed to providing top-notch education, resources, and support to help you succeed in your real estate career. Enroll in our pre-licensing course today and take the first step towards a fulfilling and lucrative career in real estate.

RELNY Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Licensed Real Estate Agent

Step 1. Complete the 77-Hour Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course with RELNY

The first step towards your real estate career is to complete the 77-hour Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course. At RELNY, we offer an unparalleled learning experience taught by New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor, Kristen Bacorn. Kristen’s expertise and engaging teaching style ensure that you gain a comprehensive understanding of real estate principles and practices. For more information on our course offerings, check out our detailed blog post.

Step 2. Pass the RELNY Final Exam

After completing the pre-licensing course, you’ll need to pass the RELNY Final Exam. This exam tests your knowledge and understanding of the material covered in the course, ensuring you are well-prepared for the state licensing examination. Our rigorous training and resources will equip you to succeed in this crucial step.

Step 3. Pass the New York State Real Estate Licensing Examination

Next, you must pass the New York State Real Estate Licensing Examination. This is a comprehensive test administered by the New York Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. It covers various aspects of real estate practice, law, and ethics. RELNY provides extensive exam preparation resources to help you pass this exam with confidence.

Step 4. Choose a Sponsoring Real Estate Broker

To activate your license, you must choose a sponsoring real estate broker. A sponsoring broker will provide you with the necessary guidance, mentorship, and support as you begin your career. RELNY offers robust job placement solutions to help you find the perfect brokerage that aligns with your career goals. Learn more about our job placement solutions here.

Step 5. Complete the Licensing Application with the New York State Department of State

The final step is to complete the licensing application with the New York State Department of State. This can be done online through the eAccessNY portal. The application process involves submitting your course completion certificate, exam results, and selecting your sponsoring broker. For detailed instructions on using eAccessNY, visit our blog post.

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Complete List of RELNY Real Estate Accreditations

RELNY is proud to be fully accredited by both the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS) and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®). This accreditation is more than just a formal recognition; it serves as a testament to the high standards of education and training we provide in the real estate sector.

RELNY Accreditations NYS DOS & ARELLO®

Unlock Success with RELNY: Purpose-Built Course Software

In the fast-paced world of real estate education, having the right tools can make all the difference between merely passing an exam and truly excelling in your career. RELNY’s purpose-built course software offers a suite of features designed to elevate the learning experience, making it easier, more engaging, and highly effective for students.

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Meet RELNY's Kristen Bacorn, New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor

• NYS Department of State & ARELLO® Certified
• Masters, Harvard University
• Commercial & Residential Real Estate Broker
• Educator at RELNY, SUNY, CUNY, NAR, AIA
• Addressed the United Nations 2X
• Interviewed by Wall St. Journal & New York Times

Kristen Bacorn - RELNY Real Estate Instructor


At RELNY, we understand that embarking on a career in real estate is a significant step, and choosing the right educational path is crucial. As the premier New York real estate school, we are dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality education and support. This FAQ page is designed to address some of the most common questions prospective and current students have about our courses and exam prep.

RELNY FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

RELNY Job Placement Solutions: Your Bridge to Success

At RELNY, we are committed to more than just providing a top-tier real estate education—we're dedicated to ensuring our students thrive in their careers post-graduation. Our comprehensive Job Placement Solutions & Services are designed to support you every step of the way as you transition from being a student to a successful real estate professional.

RELNY Job Placement Solutions, Broker Insider Network, Recruiting, Resume Writing

Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent with RELNY Instructor Kristen Bacorn

Learn how to become a New York real estate agent from Kristen Bacorn - the #1 Real Estate Instructor in New York. Our accredited New York real estate licensing course can be completed in 1 week and can be taken online from the comfort of your home, or from your mobile phone.

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in New York NY