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Who is a Salesperson?

WHO IS A REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON AND HOW
IS A SALESPERSON DIFFERENT FROM A BROKER

As a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, you must work full time for a minimum of two years before you can obtain your broker's license. This work is done while associated with and supervised by a licensed broker who is your sponsor.

REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON LICENSING COURSE

If you are new to this industry, without prior related experience, this is your first course of study. This course will prepare you for the New York Department of State Real Estate Salesperson's Exam required to obtain your license.

WHAT YOU SHOULD ALSO DO

As soon as you sign up for this course, go to the New York Department of State web for the state application and exam scheduling:
Real Estate Salesperson Forms, Application, Exam Information & Schedule

Select one of their exam sites convenient for you and review the requirements.
NOTE: The seating fills up fast, especially at the one and only Manhattan location. Select a best guess time and date now to reserve your spot. Check the cancellation policy should you need to reschedule.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SALESPERSON LICENSURE ARE

  • minimum age of 18
  • demonstrate fair knowledge of the English language
  • complete a New York DOS approved 75 hour qualifying course such as given by Empire School of Real Estate
  • pass the Empire School of Real Estate qualifying course exam
  • pass the New York DOS licensing exam
  • obtain broker sponsorship
  • be in one of four citizenship categories:
    1. citizenship status
    2. permanent residency
    3. have a work authorization card obtained from the Immigration and Naturalization Service
    4. have a work permit that obtained from your sponsoring employer