Date: 01/30/17

New York Licensing- Broker

New York Licensing- Broker 

The first step to in obtaining your broker/associate, broker license, is to complete the NYS Brokers 45 Hour Qualifying Course

GCAR’s Real Estate Professional Institute is offering: 

The 45 Hour Broker Qualifying Course – 

scheduled for Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am -5pm: 

April 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th 2017

Course fee: $400, text book included 

Location: 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205

GCAR members: You can register online at www.gcar.comthrough IMS by clicking here. You can order the text book by calling (518) 464-0191 x15

Online Option: GCAR also offers an online Broker Licensing Course through their education partner The CE Shop. Click here to be connected to their site to review course details. You may begin the online course at any time.

NYS Requirements for Licensing as a Broker are: 

 be at least 20 years of age

 complete the Broker’s Qualifying course and pass the course exam

If you took the 45 hour Salesperson Course, you are required to complete the 30 hour Remedial Course, (offered at GCAR February 24th, 26th & March 3rd & 4th or on line through the CE Shop) in addition to the Broker Course, to meet the 120-hour education requirement for the broker license, you can take the Remedial Course before or after the Broker Course.

 pass the NYS broker exam

 and have either a minimum of two years experience as a licensed salesperson or three years experience in a related field. (Please check with the NYS Dept. of State as to what constitutes experience and/or a related field at 518-474-4429 or )

As of July 1, 2008, the Broker’s Requirements have changed. Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions… 

Who needs a license? According to Article 12-A of the Real Property Law, “anyone who negotiates any form of real estate transaction for another and for compensation of any kind in the State of New York” needs a license.

What is the difference between a Broker and a salesperson? A Broker is the owner or corporate officer of the firm. The Broker sponsors, trains, and supervises all the real estate activities of the agents for which he/she is responsible. A salesperson works for and under the direction of the sponsoring Broker.

What happens if I take the course but am not ready to apply for my license? Your course completion certificates are valid for 8 years so if, at the end of the course, you’re not ready to apply for your license, you must hold on to your certificates until you are ready. Remember, the State exam results are valid for two years. 

If I miss a portion of the Qualifying Course what happens? According to the New York Department of State, you must complete 90% of the class time in order to pass the course. In other words, if you miss more than 7.5 hours of the salesperson’s class or 4.5 hours of the broker’s class, you will automatically fail.

To register for this class

Complete the attached Broker Registration Form and fax it to: 518-464-0196 Attn.: Debbie


Call: Debbie Isom, Education Director, at 518-464-0191 x15

Date: 01/30/17

2017 Real Estate Professional Institute Calendar of Classes

AL16PSA_RF_Page_1 2017 Real Estate Professional Institute Calendar of Classes

Take a look at the current list of classes and seminars. Classes with continuing education credits are highlighted in orange.


Power Hours: A monthly one hour seminar on a relevant topic with lunch or breakfast provided


Scheduled Classes:

February 2017


A Photography Workshop 

A February Skills Class 

Join GCAR’s school at our monthly skills development classes every 4th Wednesday of each month!

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-17 

Time: 12:00 pm—1:00pm 

Cost: $15.00 (Lunch included) 

Location: Filmworks 109 Studios  8 Airline Dr #109, Albany, NY 12205

 Receive hands on classroom instruction no matter your skill level

 Learn how to operate your camera or cell phone

 Increase your photography skills

 Clients want photos! Enhance your listing photos and generate more traffic to your listings!

Taught by Chris Famelette, 

Partner at Filmworks109 

Receive instruction from an expert with over 10 years experience shooting 100s of listings and proficient in drone photography, video production and storytelling!



  • 2-27-17:    Win With HUD Homes!

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Time: 1pm -3:00pm
  • Instructor:  Mike Towers
  • NO Continuing Education Credit
  • Did you know that New York is the fastest growing state in the Northeastern United States for new HUDhome inventory? Take advantage of this business opportunity. Join us at this focused training and learn how to grow your business with HUD Homes! In this training we will:

o  Register on the HUDHomeStore website

o   Learn the ins and outs of HUD homes

o  Learn how to place an electronic bid on a HUD home

o  Learn how to easily and successfully fill out the contract paperwork when you win a bid on a HUD home!

o   BONUS: Free buyer lead generation tips!

  • Lunch will be provided by a GCAR Affiliate. Bring your laptop and your license number to register in the class. Gift card drawings will be held and HUDkey sets will be available for purchase for only $20






March 2017

March  7th – April 15th: (New Dates)
Salesperson Licensing Course
o   Times: Tues/Thursdays 6pm -9:30pm + Saturdays 9am -5pm
o   Location:  GCAR
o   Cost:  $400, includes text book
o   Excellent REALTOR® Instructors with excellent reviews
Call Debbie at: 464-0191 x15 or send an email:




CBR– Certified Buyer Representative Class Includes Fair Housing + 22.5 hrs of CE

Thursdays, March: 2nd, 9th & 16th 8:30am—5:30pm

Member fee: $355.00

Non Member fee: $385.00

Obtain expertise in providing top level service to buyers!

Instructor:  Jim Pugliese

CE: 22.5 hours

Earn the nationally recognized CBR designation

  • Learn New York State Law regarding duty, disclosure and documentation requirements 
  • Learn street skills to begin practicing buyer agency immediately 
  • Learn how to make effective presentations to buyers 
  • Learn how to discuss and document your fee as a buyer agent










GRI-7 Property

Date / Time: March 23, 2017 / 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®

451 New Karner Rd

Albany, NY 12205

Instructor: Nancy Mosca,ABR,BPOR,GRI,SFR,SRES

CE Credits: 7.5 hours

Cost: $125 Members / $150 Non-members













April 2017

April, 2017:  Broker Licensing Course

  • Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays: April 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th& 27th
  • Time:  9am -5pm
  • Cost:   $400 including text book
  • Location:  GCAR, 451 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY

Click here for more information

Click here for the registration form






Date: APRIL 7, 2017 

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Location: GCAR – 451 NEW KARNER RD ALBANY, NY 12205

Teacher: Caryn Zeh, Certified General RE Appraiser

An appraisal is an “opinion of value”. Real estate appraisal is a step by step process that results in a supportable opinion of value. Is it reasonable and defensible? As most real estate sales transactions require an appraisal, understanding the appraisal process is crucial for sales agents in order to better educate and represent their clients, both buyers and sellers. This course details the recognized appraisal process that one should follow when performing a real estate appraisal assignment, as well as what an appraisal report is required to contain for the report’s reader to understand the appraiser’s conclusions.






Monday, April 24, 2017: Appraiser Meeting

  • Join your fellow commercial and residential appraisers over coffee to discuss current appraisal topics and challenges. Learn about new technologies and resources, what works and what doesn’t through collaboration with your peers.
  • No fee, coffee provided at the GCAR office on 451 New Karner Road, Albany 12205




May 2017

GRI-8 Technology

Location: Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®

451 New Karner Rd

Albany, New York 12205

Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro, ePRO,GRI,HOMES

Date / Time: May 10, 2017 / 8:30am-5:30pm

CE Credits: 7.5 hours

Cost: $125 Members / $150 Non-members



































October 2017

GRI-2 Business

Date / Time: October 11, 2017 / 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®

451 New Karner Rd

Albany, NY 12205

Instructor: Nick Gigante, AHWD, GRI

CE Credits: 7.5 hours

Cost: $125 Members / $150 Non-members


































November 2017

GRI-3 Agency

Date / Time: November 2, 2017 / 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®

451 New Karner Rd

Albany, NY 12205

Instructor: Jim Braman, Esq.

CE Credits: 7.5 hours

Cost: $125 Members / $150 Non-members



































Check out our website monthly as continually add more classes & seminars! Contact your Education Director: Debbie Isom at 518-464-0191 x15 or with any questions or class ideas.

Date: 01/10/17

2017 Installation of Officers