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For licenses that expire up to and including June 30, 2021, DOS requires the following courses to be completed prior to renewing a real estate license:

REALTORS® take 22.5 hours of education that includes the following core requirements:

  1. 3 hours of Fair Housing/anti-discrimination training
  2. 1 hour of Law of Agency training (2 hours if within the licensee’s first cycle)
  3. The remaining credit hours are elective

For licenses that expire on July 1, 2021, and afterward, DOS requires the following courses to be completed prior to renewing a real estate license:

22.5 hours of continuing education that includes the following NEW core requirements:

  1. 2.5 hours of business ethics
  2. 1 hour of legal updates
  3. 3 hours of fair housing/anti-discrimination training and
  4. 1 hour of Law of Agency training (2 hours if within the licensee’s first cycle)
  5. The remaining credit hours are elective

To receive CE credit, REALTORS® must sign in, attend, and sign out of class.

All CE classes are approved by the NY DOS with their code noted on the class completion certificate.

Changes to the ‘Grandfather’ Education Status:

Governor Cuomo signed a bill in November 2019 that eliminates the grandfather status effective July 1, 2021. This means:

  1. If a REALTOR’S® license expires prior to July 1, 2021 and they hold grandfather status, then they do not have to take continuing education.
  2. If a REALTOR’S® license expires on or after July 1, 2021 and they hold grandfather status, then they need to have taken 22.5 hours of continuing education, which includes the new core requirements, prior to renewing their license (see above CE requirement details as of July 1, 2021).
  3. An attorney admitted to the NYS Bar is exempt from continuing education.

Cycle 6 of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Ethics Education Requirement:

NAR grants REALTORS® the ability to use their trademark name ‘REALTOR®’ because they adhere to a code of ethics that governs conduct. NAR requires a 2.5 hour code of ethics class to be taken by members once every three years.  The current cycle 6 started January 1, 2019 and ends December 31, 2021.

Ethic classes taken through GCAR or through GCAR’s online partner the CE shop will automatically be sent to NAR. If classes were taken elsewhere, REALTORS® need to send the certificate of completion to disom@gcar.com.

NAR requires GCAR to suspend all access to services, including MLS, if class proof of completion is not received.

 

Who is exempt from taking the Code of Ethics training?

REALTORS® with Emeritus status are the only members who are exempt from taking the code of ethics class.  To obtain Emeritus status you must apply and meet NAR’s requirements, click here for more details.

Classes are offered throughout the Capital District and at our headquarters at 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.  All classes are tracked and recorded in the member login under ‘Class History’ for easy review.