Education

The Columbia Greene Board of REALTORS® is a licensed Real Estate School in the State of New York. We provide Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Pre-Licensing Courses, REALTOR® Designation and Certification Courses and Continuing Education Courses for NY Licensees.

To Become a Real Estate Salesperson

Becoming a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York State requires a few things.  You must complete a 75-Hour Pre-Licensing Course and Exam. You must pass a second exam administered by the New York State Division of Licensing Services. You need to have a Broker who will sponsor you. Finally, you apply to the Department of State for Licensing.  NY DOS Licensing FAQ

To Become a Real Estate Broker

Becoming a Licensed Real Estate Broker means you have at least 2 years practice as an NYS Real Estate Salesperson or 3 years of general real estate experience. You will complete a 45-Hour Pre-Licensing Broker Course and pass the exam. You pass a second exam administered by the New York State Division of Licensing Services.  You apply for the license with the Department of State Division of Licensing with the appropriate points from prior transactions.  NY DOS Licensing FAQ

Take Classroom Designation, Certification, or CE Courses

When licensed as a salesperson or broker, classroom REALTOR® Designation and Certification Courses are available in specialty areas.  New York Licensed salespersons and brokers are required to complete 22.5 hours of continuing education for each 2-year licensing period. A Fair Housing course is required in each licensing period.  Licensed REALTORS® must also take at least 2.5 hours of Ethics Training every 4 years.


Online Pre-Licensing, Designation, Certification, or CE Courses

Whether licensed or not online Courses are available for the real estate profession. If you want to get your license or complete your CE, online options may be the solution you need.