New York Real Estate Agent Exam

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test Kit Need of a License: A real estate salesperson must be licensed by the state of New York to represent clients in the sale or purchase of real estate that is located in New York.

Who Grants a License:  Licenses are granted by the New York Secretary of State (“NYSOS”).
Real Estate Agent Exam
Qualifications to receive a License:  A candidate must complete 75 clock hours of study at a real estate school approved by the NYSOS (search schools here), pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam.  All candidates must submit a full set of fingerprints, prove legal presence and pass a background check.  All candidates must be at least 18 years of age. For more information about qualifications, see the Real Estate Salesperson FAQs on the NYSOS website.

Applying for the Exams:  Candidates should create an account on eAccessNY, and schedule their real estate salesperson exam.  For more information, see the page titled Real Estate Exam Procedures on the New York Department of Licensing Services website.

Test Content:  The New York state real estate licensing exam is based on the 75-hour pre-licensing curriculum. The number of questions on the exam varies. The exam is comprised of multiple choice questions with four answer choices provided for each question. Test takers are allotted 90 minutes to complete the exam.  A score of at least 70% is required to pass.
The primary subject areas of the exam are:

License Law and Regulations

Law of Agency
Estates and Interests
Liens and Easements
Title and Closing Costs
Sales Contracts
Contract Description
Real Estate Finance
Land Use Regulations
Construction and Environmental Issues
Valuation Process and Pricing Properties
Human Rights and Fair Housing
Municipal Agencies
Property Insurance
Taxes and Assessments
Condominiums and Cooperatives
Commercial and Investment Properties
Income Tax Issues in Real Estate Transactions
Mortgage Brokerage
Property Management

How to Apply for the License:  Upon passing the exam, candidates must, within two years, apply for licensure online using the eAccessNY system, or using the real estate application.

Fees:  The licensing fee is listed here.

Who administers the test:  New York Department of Licensing Services, and the NYS Board of Real Estate.

License Renewal Requirements – A New York real estate licensee must take 22.5 credit hours of continuing education (either online or in the classroom) from an NYSOS-approved provider every two years. Further information is provided on the New York Division of Licensing Services website, here.

Applicable Regulations:  Real estate licensees in New York are regulated under the New York Real Estate License Laws.

To prepare for your Real Estate Agent exam, use our 300 question practice test, with answers fully explained, by expert Karen Bohler.  

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Quality starts with who wrote the material.
Our practice exam writer
Karen Bohler
is a licensed real estate broker and certified real estate instructor. She has worked in real estate sales for over 20 years. She teaches real estate sales and contract law for a real estate sales education company that specializes in the licensing of real estate sales agents and brokers across the country. Karen designs curriculum and other educational materials for real estate sales training courses, licensing exam preparation and continuing education providers. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Taft Law School.

Tabitha May Hasin
is a real estate instructor with Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan Real Estate Education) and a real estate salesperson and trainer with Keller Williams Realty in Fullerton, California. She is also a licensed attorney and received her juris doctorate from Chapman University Law School. Prior to working as a real estate instructor, Tabitha worked in the lender, title and settlement services industries in real estate transactions. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of California, Irvine.
Our practice exam covers the general principles of real estate law and regulation that is common across the country and is not specific to any one state.  It covers all of the following areas which are typically covered in most state Real Estate Agent examinations:
  • Real Property Characteristics    
  • Real Property Rights
  • Freehold Estates            
  • Real Estate Ownership
  • Land Description            
  • Non-monetary Encumbrances
  • Government Restrictions
  • Real Property Liens
  • Agency
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Listings and Buyer Agency Agreements
  • Contract Law    
  • Transfer of Title             
  • Financing Principles
  • Property Management 
  • Leases 
  • Appraisal
  • Investment Analysis      
  • Real Property Environmental Issues      
  • Settlement
  • Federal Laws