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: 

August 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th, 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 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:

June 2017


06/08/17       Short Sales & Foreclosures

Location: Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®

451 New Karner Rd

Albany, New York 12205

Instructor: Linda Damico, ePRO,GRI,HOMES

Date / Time: June 8, 2017 / 8:30am-4:00pm

CE Credits: 6.5 hours

Cost: $125 Members / $150 Non-members



06/22/17: Introduction to Commercial Real Estate: Tools of the Trade

Instructor: Richard Ferro

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2017

CLASS TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 5:-00 p.m., Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

CE Credit: 7.5 hours

COST: $125 Early Bird Special (ends May 31st), Members

$175 if register on/after June 1, 2017

Non-Members: Add $25.00 to stated fees

LOCATION: Hyatt Place, Exit 12 I-87

20 State Farm Pl, Malta, NY 12020

This class will delve into the areas Commercial Real Estate professionals need to understand to represent their clients well & to attract new business. Learn about: 

Types of Office Buildings 

Retail Considerations 

Investment Properties 


Land Considerations 

Commercial Customers 

Listing Agreement Clauses 

Getting the Listing 


Commission Disputes 

And more… 




06/28/17: Now I’m a Real Estate Agent, What’s Next? – Skills Class

Time:              6pm -7pm, dinner included

Fee:                 $15 members, $25 non-members

Location:         GCAR, 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205

Instructor:       Brian Walters, Associate Broker, GRI, ITI


Dinner Sponsored by TRUSTCO Bank







06/29/17: Real Estate Success Blueprint- Free CE!

Thursday, June 29th

Time: 1:15 – 5:30 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, 232 Broadway, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Anna Smith of PrimeLending Sponsors the Ultimate Real Estate Business Growth C.E. Event of the Year!

Expect to be Shown Not Just Told How to Gain Ultimate Results from the Following Business Growth Pillars…

-Lead Generation
-Follow-up Appointment Conversion
-Compelling Client Presentations
-Raving Fan Service
-Repeat and Referral Business

This presentation will be given by Willie Miranda, of Miranda Real Estate group and will be worth 3 Continuing Education credits, including 1 required hour of Agency! TOTALLY FREE!!

Immediately following this power-packed presentation, please join your peers and yours truly for a fully hosted Happy Hour at BookMakers Bar right on site!

Light refreshments provided.

Sign in 1:15-1:30.
Course 1:30-4:30
Happy hour 4:30-530

**Seating limited. Please RSVP by June 15 to 518-368-4404 or



August 2017

July 31, 2017 through August 11, 2017

75 Hour New York Salesperson Qualifying Course

At The Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAR)

451 New Karner Road

Albany, NY 12205

Course Dates:

July 31, 2017 through August 11, 2017

Monday – Friday 9am -5pm

The Final Exam will be held on Friday, August 11th at the end of class.



45 Hour Broker’s Qualifying Course

Dates: August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2017 

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Time: 9am –5pm

Price: $400, includes text book

Location: GCAR, 451 New Karner Rd – Albany

Instructors: Rory O’Connor & Mary Peyton



September 2017

September 27, 2017:   How to Guarantee Your Level of Income in Real Estate – Skills Class

Time:              12pm -1pm, Lunch sponsored by Kristen Zorda – Prime Lending

Fee:                 $15 members, $25 non-members

Location:         GCAR, 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205

Instructor:       Richard Ferro, Principal Broker/Manager




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