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WELCOME TO NEW YORK REAL ESTATE EDUCATION
The Real Estate Board of New York is committed to offering best-in-class education and professional development for real estate professionals. From pre-licensing courses to advanced designations to ongoing professional networking, REBNY is here to support you in your growth and development.
Effective September 21, 2022, NYS licensees must complete at least two hours of implicit bias awareness training and at least two hours of cultural competency training as part of the 22.5 hours of continuing education required for license renewal.
As New York State DOS has noted, these requirements are based on the license expiration date rather than the date on which a renewal application is submitted for processing. REBNY recently noted these updates as part of a summary of recently amended and adopted State legislation.
Mandatory classes for 22.5 hours will include:
- 2 hours implicit bias (new requirement)
- 2 hours cultural competency (new requirement)
- 3 hours fair housing
- 2.5 hours ethical business practices
- 1 hour legal matters
- 1 hour agency (2 agency hours for initial license renewal)
- 11 elective hours
All REBNY members are required to complete a mandatory Ethics course specifically tailored for their Membership Division. All Residential Brokerage members are required to complete this course in order to be eligible for access to the RLS and incremental RLS features. Broker A's need to complete the course prior to activating RLS access for their firm. All other Residential Brokerage members must take this course within 90 days of joining REBNY, and existing Residential Brokerage members who have not completed this requirement must complete the course as soon as possible or risk losing RLS access. This course does not satisfy NYS continuing education (CE) requirements for Ethics; no CE hours will be provided for this course as it is a contingency of REBNY membership and not associated with licensing requirements of New York State.
If you would like to satisfy REBNY’s mandatory ethics requirement and earn continuing education credit, please visit REBNY's Event Calendar to register for our next Rules of the Road: Ethical Business Practices and Co-Brokering in New York State course which also satisfies New York State's required 2.5 continuing education (CE) hours of Ethical Business Practices.
LICENSING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
REBNY offers several courses to prepare you to obtain or maintain your license. These courses can be taken in-person or online at your own pace. All qualifying and continuing education courses are accredited by the NYS Department of State.
Upcoming Qualifying and Licensing Course
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Upcoming Continuing Education Courses
Important Notice from New York Department of State
All licensees must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.
Any salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course.
Please note: If completing the broker course for continuing education, you must also complete 2.5 hours of ethical business practices and 1 hour of recent legal matters topics to satisfy the requirement.
A recent legislative amendment REMOVED the 15-year real estate broker continuing education exemption and now requires all brokers who were previously exempted to complete continuing education starting July 1, 2021.
REBNY is currently offering live distance learning continuing education courses via Zoom along with online, on-demand courses to satisfy all requirements.
Take Real Estate Liscensing and Continuing Education Courses online on your own schedule.
All qualifying and continuing education courses are accredited by the NYS Department of State.
REBNY offers a range of higher education courses for professionals. Completion of these courses can provide significant career advantages and distinction.
Upcoming CNE Core Concepts Available Courses
Upcoming CNE Advanced Concepts Available Courses
REBNY offers several non-credit seminars that real estate professionals can take to further their knowledge of the industry. Notable field experts teach these residential and commercial seminars.