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Online License Renewal Form Clarification

Published Friday, June 14, 2019

Online license renewal form clarification 
The Department of State (DOS) has asked us to remind members about the proper way to answer the continuing education question on the online license renewal form. The question is whether you have completed the required CE credit or if your are exempt. If you have properly completed your CE requirements or are exempt from completing CE, you should answer “YES” to this question. Many of those who are exempt mistakenly answer “NO” and therefore an audit is immediately triggered.  Unfortunately, licensees are often found to have gaps in licensure or are unable to prove continuous licensure, and thus lose their exemption from the required CE. It is on the licensee to prove continuous licensure – the DOS does not maintain these records – so please read the question carefully before responding! Successful completion of the new Broker Qualifying Course completely satisfies license renewal requirements for real estate licensees (including agency and fair housing).
The real estate qualifying exams (salesperson and broker) are now available to candidates in these additional languages: Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian and Spanish. Those wishing to take the exam in one of these other languages should notify their exam proctor when reporting to a test center for the exam. There is no need to notify the DOS in advance. License applications are also available in these languages. Additionally, the DOS can also approve qualifying courses in these languages, if properly submitted. If you have questions, please call the NYSAR Education Department at (518) 463-0300 ext. 219.