Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

75 hour Real Estate Salesperson Course FAQs

The requirements below are for the Salesperson License, NOT the Salesperson course or school/state exams:

  • Complete 75-hour Salesperson course
  • Complete Salesperson School exam
  • Complete Salesperson State exam
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • No felonies (exceptions may apply; contact NYS Department of State for details: https://www.dos.ny.gov/)
  • Must have a broker sponsor (we offer job placement assistance for our graduates)

Leap EDU provides this course at a flexible schedule. While it is possible to complete within two business weeks, the average student completes the course within 6 to 8 weeks.

No experience is required to become a Real Estate Salesperson. To excel and be a highly demanded Salesperson requires ambition and drive.

Students must be a minimum age of 16 in order to take the Salesperson course or any exams that are associated with the Salesperson license. However, you must be minimum 18 years of age in order to apply for your license and be sponsored by a broker. You don’t need a college degree, high school diploma or GED to become a Real Estate Agent.

Real Estate Brokers are required to have more education and personal/sales experience (based on points acquired for sale, lease and rental transactions) than Real Estate Salespersons. Salespersons are licensed by the state, but must be sponsored by a Broker. Brokers have the ability to own and operate their own Brokerage as well as receive a portion of the commissions earned by Salespersons who are licensed under their Brokerage.

We offer rolling enrollment for the Salesperson course. You are able to begin the same day you register. (Please review payment methods if you intend to pay cash or check.)

Registration can be achieved online or in-person at our main office. Register online at any time 24/7 and pay with a credit card. You are able to begin the next available session, even if it is on the same day.

You may also register in person at our main office located at 450 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment. While we often are available to serve walk-ins, it is highly advised that you contact our office and schedule an appointment to be absolutely certain that staff is available to enroll you. Students enrolling in person must schedule a registration appointment at our main office. Instructors are not able to accept enrollment or payment.

Payment can be made online via our app or website.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover.  Cash payments and checks can be accepted only at our Rockville Centre office and you must contact our office to make an appointment with our bursar department. Please be advised that a cash or check payment may delay your start date due to Administration availability.  Instructors cannot accept registration payment.

Leap EDU instructors cannot register students for the course. Registration can be made online at any time or in person by appointment only at our main office.

Leap EDU instructors cannot accept payments. Payments can be made online at any time or in person by appointment only at our main office.

Each module is 3.75 hours (3 hours and 45 minutes).

No; all of our class topics are independent of each other. Information taught from one lesson will not affect your ability to move on to the next one. Take the modules in any sequence that fits into your schedule.

Yes. Private tutoring may be arranged through our office. Additional fees apply on a case-by-case basis depending on instructor availability. Contact Administration at the Rockville Centre office.

Absolutely. We encourage our students to repeat classes if they need to, provided it is within the designated time period of the package purchased. However, you will receive credit only for the first time you attend a class; duplicating classes will does not count toward completion of the course.

You must contact our main office to schedule an appointment to take the school exam.

School exams can be scheduled once you have completed the course. When you are ready (and as long as you are within your given time limit based on your package), you must contact Administration at our main office to schedule your exam. Exams appointments are scheduled during normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

The majority of our students pass the exam on their first try. Depending on the package you purchased, you may have a limit on how many attempts you are allotted before a fee will be charged for each additional attempt.  If you fail all attempts allotted in the purchase package, additional attempts will be a nominal fee per try. Review your purchase package for details.

Once you have completed the 75-hour requirement and passed the school exam you will receive a school seal-imprinted application stating your completion date. This application is required to apply for the NYS Salesperson license and will need to be produced to New York State along with your NYS exam-passing notification notice. If you have not already done so, register to take the NYS exam.

The New York State Real Estate Salesperson exam can be taken at any time before, during or after attending school. However, in order to apply for the Real Estate Salesperson license, you will need to produce a completion certificate provided to you by Leap EDU after you have completed the 75-hour course and passed the school exam.

Students are encouraged to schedule the NY State Real Estate Salesperson exam at least a week before completion of the course. Registration is completed through the Department of State’s Occupational Licensing Management System, eAccess NY. To schedule your examination, you must first create an account on eAccess NY by visiting the eAccess NY overview page, and clicking on “Create my Account.”

The exam is given in a number of locations. Visit the NYS website for locations: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_examsites.html. When you take the exam, you must bring with you a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, U.S. certificate, etc.). Visit the NYS website for additional information about the exam: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_salesexams.html.

Application must be done through the eAccess NY website. For information, visit this link: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny_faq.html#8

The New York State Salesperson license must be renewed every two years. Make note of your expiration date. You will be required to complete continuing education within the two years your license is active.

New York State Broker or Real Estate Salesperson Continuing Education FAQs

All licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. Effective July 1, 2021, All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.

Any salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: The broker course does not satisfy the mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement.

Review our Continuing Education FAQs. 

Check our website frequently for continuing education events. 

Two years goes by fast and you don’t want to be left scrambling at the last minute to fulfill requirements!

Leap EDU provides this course at a flexible schedule. While it is possible to complete within two business weeks, the average student completes the course within 6 to 8 weeks. https://www.leapedu.com/real-estate-continuing-education/

The NY DOS requires any and all licensees (both Salesperson and Broker) to complete 22.5 hours of approved real estate continuing education within their two-year license term. For a full list of continuing education requirements, please visit this link: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#3

All Leap Edu continuing education classes fulfill either Broker or Salesperson continuing education requirements. 

Real estate professionals must complete 22.5 hours of continuing education within the two years of their license validation dates to keep their licenses active. All licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.

Any salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: The broker course does not satisfy the mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement.

Real estate professionals must complete at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. The remaining continuing education can be fulfilled with electives. Effective July 1, 2021, All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.

If you are a NAR Realtor, NAR REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The two-year requirement is new, background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Code of Ethics is only required by NAR (National Association of Realtors). However, effective July 1, 2021 All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.

The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2021.

Any and all REALTORS (See The NAR FAQs for more info)

We will provide you with  digital certificates of completion for any continuing education classes you enrolled in with Leap Edu. You must keep these certificates of completion for your records in the event NYS Department of State requests proof of attending continuing education.   Renewal is all done online; the Division of Licensing Services will be requiring that all real estate licensees renew their licenses online. To renew your license online, you must have an active eAccess NY account.

Your license will be suspended and you will not be able to conduct any real estate activities that require a NY State real estate license in accordance with Article 12-A of the Real Property Law. You will have two years from the date your license expires to renew your license. If the time has lapsed and you fail to renew during that period, you will be required to take and pass the state exam again. No continuing education will be required to repeat the license process after you pass the exam.

Any licensed real estate broker who is engaged full time in the real estate business and who has been licensed prior to July 1, 2008, for at least 15 consecutive years immediately preceding renewal is exempt. This is also referred to as being “grandfathered.” An attorney admitted to the NY State Bar who holds a real estate license is also exempt.


Leap EDU does not submit attendance to anyone but NYS DOS and NAR where applicable. Effective July 1, 2021 an amendment to the NYS DOS continuing education REMOVES the 15-year real estate broker continuing education exemption and now requires all brokers with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 who are currently exempted to complete continuing education starting July 1, 2021.

Leap Edu offers the Back To Basics Course which runs simultaneously with the 75 hour Real Estate Salesperson Course. 

Leap Edu also partners with various sponsors to provide continuing education events. Check our website frequently and navigate to Events for a list of upcoming continuing education opportunities.

This continuing education course is taken simultaneously with the modules of the 75 hour Salesperson class.  When registering for the Back-2-Basics course, review the 75 hour Salesperson schedule and select the mandatory Law of Agency (SP02); Fair Housing (SP10).  Currently ethics is not offered within the Back to Basics courses but we will be adding these to our events schedule.

Leap Edu partners with banks, brokers, and various other businesses to provide free or reduced cost continuing education events. Attending these events not only fulfills continuing education requirements, but provides valuable insight into products and opportunities you can pass on to your customers, and an occasion to network with peers.

Whether your business is a bank; an attorney; a brokerage; an architect; a construction or remodeling business; home and/or business security installation & monitoring; home furnishing; interior decorators; roofers, masonry; fence-installation; landscape design & maintenance; or any other industry that deals directly with home-owners or commercial real estate owners – your sponsorship will give real estate agents referral ideas when a customer expresses an interest in loans, upgrades, repairs or remodeling, maintenance, and security when purchasing a property. You’ll have the opportunity to address and network with real estate agents. Give a presentation or demonstration, or simply let your advertising fliers speak for themselves.

Contact Leap Edu today to discuss purchasing a Sponsor Package. 

Leap EDU General FAQs

Main office is located at 450 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 

Office phone number is 1-844-900-LEAP (5327)

Classes are held at various venues as indicated on the enrollment and event information pages.  Currently all Administrative operations are at our Rockville Centre. Please contact our office to arrange an appointment if you would like to meet in person to address any additional questions. Due to COVID-19, our staff currently works remotely and may not be available for a walk-in appointment. 

Additional NAR FAQs

Membership in a local association of REALTORS® automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. If you’re not a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, but you’d like to become one, you must first join a local real estate association

Members of NAR belong to one or more of some 1,400+ local associations (also called boards) and 54 state and territorial associations of REALTORS®.

Find local associations of REALTORS® in your area by browsing NAR’s list of local and state associations . You can also send NAR an email with your name, address, company name, phone and/or fax numbers and NAR will respond with some local associations in your area. Then contact your local association of REALTORS® regarding membership. 

As a member, you are the voice for NAR — it is your association and it exists to help you increase your business opportunities.

  • The principals of a real estate firm must first join a REALTOR® association before any non-principal can join. Principals are defined as: sole proprietors; partners in a partnership; corporate officers or majority shareholders of a corporation; or branch office managers acting on behalf of the principal.
  • Once the principal(s) decide to join the REALTOR® association, then all agents, brokers and appraisers that are licensed or affiliated with him or her have the option of also joining as members of the association.
  • Each REALTOR® firm appoints one of its principals as a “designated REALTOR®” for the firm. If any agents, brokers, or appraisers affiliated with the firm choose not to be REALTORS®, then the “designated REALTOR®” would be assessed a non-member assessment by the association for each non-member.
  • If any principal who otherwise qualifies for REALTOR® membership decides not to join the REALTOR® association, then none of the individuals affiliated with the firm can be REALTOR® members of the association.
  • The principal(s) have what is called “board of choice,” which means he or she can decide which REALTOR® association(s) in the state where the office is located (or contiguous to that state) to join. See a complete list of REALTOR® associations here.
  • Licensees affiliated with a REALTOR® firm may choose as their primary association any association in the state (or a state contiguous to that state) where the firm maintains a “designated REALTOR®.”

If you are going to work for a REALTOR®, please do not hesitate to contact NAR for additional information. NAR can look up your broker’s name and office and see if he or she is a member of the REALTOR® association. If your broker is a member, we can refer you to the local REALTOR® association he/she belongs to.

  • The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® dues are $150 per member for 2020 and $150 per member 2021. This amount is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due and owing to NAR by Jan. 1. Brokers are also assessed NAR dues times the number of non-member salespersons, if any, in their office. National dues are pro-rated monthly for new members based on the join date. This proration only applies in the calendar year the member joins NAR. Thereafter, full year dues are due and owing by January 1. The waiver of NAR dues for REALTORS® and their spouses called up from reserves to active duty deployment approved for the 2002 dues after the 9/11/01 tragedies, has been extended to cover dues for 2021. Please note that this does not apply to career military.
  • The Special Assessment for the Consumer Advertising Campaign (formerly known as Public Awareness Campaign) is $35 for 2020 and 2021. The assessment is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due and owing to NAR by Jan. 1. This assessment is not pro-rated. New members will owe the full $35 when joining NAR. The Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment is not charged to Institute Affiliate members, nor is it charged for non-members salespersons. It is also not charged for National REALTOR® Emeritus.

  • Compliance with the Tax Reform Act of 1993, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, requires that the portion of dues attributable to lobbying and political activities at the Local, State and Federal levels of government be considered nondeductible for income tax purposes. This nondeductible portion must be disclosed to members on their dues invoice each year.

    For 2020, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.

    For 2021, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.

    In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Remember, for those of you who may combine both the dues for 2020 and 2021 ($150) and Consumer Advertising assessment ($35) into one line on your dues, you need to make sure your members know that the non-deductibility percentage applies only to the $150, not to $185. The $35 is fully deductible.

    Also for new members, because their National dues are prorated, for 2020 and for 2021 the 38% should be applied to the prorated amount.

Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

75 hour Real Estate Salesperson Course FAQs

The requirements below are for the Real Estate Salesperson License, NOT the Real Estate Salesperson course or school/state exams:

  • Complete 75-hour Salesperson course
  • Complete Salesperson School exam
  • Complete Salesperson State exam
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • No felonies (exceptions may apply; contact NYS Department of State for details: https://www.dos.ny.gov/)
  • Must have a broker sponsor (we offer job placement assistance for our graduates)
No prior sales experience is required to become a Real Estate Salesperson. To excel and be a highly demanded Real Estate Salesperson requires ambition and drive.
Students must be a minimum age of 16 in order to take the Real Estate Salesperson course or any exams that are associated with the Real Estate Salesperson license. However, you must be minimum 18 years of age in order to apply for your license and be sponsored by a broker. You don’t need a college degree, high school diploma or GED to become a Real Estate Agent.
Real Estate Brokers are required to have more education and personal/sales experience (based on points acquired for sale, lease and rental transactions) than Real Estate Salespersons. Real Estate Salespersons are licensed by the state, but must be sponsored by a Broker. Brokers have the ability to own and operate their own Brokerage as well as receive a portion of the commissions earned by Real Estate Salespersons who are licensed under their Brokerage.

Registration can be achieved online by reviewing the payment packages here and making a selection Here or in-person at our main office. Register online at any time 24/7 and pay with a credit card. You are able to begin the next available session, even if it is on the same day.
You may also register in person at our main office located at 450 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Staff can serve walk-ins while in the office. However due to the recent events of COVID-19, our staff often works remotely, therefore it is highly advised that you contact our office and schedule an appointment to be absolutely certain that staff is available to enroll you. Students enrolling in person must schedule a registration appointment at our main office. Instructors are not able to accept enrollment or payment.

450 Sunrise Hwy: Rockville Centre, NY 11570. The suite is located on the lower level.
Staff can serve walk-ins while in the office. However due to the recent events of COVID-19, our staff often works remotely, therefore it is highly advised that you contact our office and schedule an appointment to be absolutely certain that staff is available to see you in person
Payment can be made online via our app or website. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover. Cash payments and checks can be accepted only at our Rockville Centre office and you must contact our office to make an appointment with our bursar department. Please be advised that a cash or check payment may delay your start date due to Administration availability. Instructors cannot accept registration payment.
Leap EDU instructors cannot register students for the course. Registration can be made online at any time or in person by appointment only at our main office.
Leap EDU instructors cannot accept payments. Payments can be made online at any time or in person by appointment only at our main office.

Currently classes are offered live online. Instructors are broadcasting live and all students must be in attendance during the scheduled time in order to receive credit for the session. Review the schedule Here.

Currently we do not provide pre-recorded 24/7 accessible classes.
Currently due to social distancing restrictions, we are unable to offer the classes in-person. We will notify students when this option becomes available in the future.
The Leap Package provides class access to all 20 modules of the 75 Hour Real Estate Salesperson course, along with one attempt at the school exam. The start date deadlines and completion deadlines are shorter than the Leap+ Package. The Leap+ Package provides additional products besides class access. These additional products will aid students in passing the school and state exams. Students enrolled in this package will also have extended start date deadlines and extended completion date deadlines.
Download the student manual here or visit the Terms & Conditions page for additional information.
Yes. See Student Resources for the Fee Schedule of all Leap EDU products available for separate purchase and visit the shop to purchase the products.

Yes. You can start classes at any module regardless of the module session number. Be aware that once you start classes, your completion deadline schedule begins. Completion deadlines are determined by your payment package. Refer to your payment package and Leap EDU Terms & Conditions for details. Here

Our payment packages have start date deadlines. Please refer to your payment package Here and to our Terms & Conditions page to determine when you must start classes after enrolling. Here

The 75 Hour Real Estate Salesperson course is broken down into 20 modules labeled SP01 through SP20. The module topics are the required information mandated by NY State.
Each module is 3.75 hours (3 hours and 45 minutes) scheduled within a four hour set to account for breaks.

The modules are scheduled in order over 20 straight business days. We rotate cycles each month so that one month all class modules are provided Mondays – Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm and then the next month the cycle is 20 straight business days Monday – Fridays 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Review the school schedule Here.

No; all of our class topics are independent of each other. Information taught from one lesson will not affect your ability to move on to the next one. Take the modules in any sequence as long as you stay within your completion deadlines terms of the payment package you selected at enrollment. Refer to your payment package terms to determine your completion deadline. Here

Students can complete the course within 20 straight business days, or within two session cycles, or up to one year per the terms of their purchased payment packages. Refer to your payment package and Leap EDU Terms & Conditions to determine your completion deadlines. Here

There are completion deadlines included with your chosen payment packages. Refer to your payment package and Leap EDU Terms & Conditions to determine your completion deadlines. Here

Absolutely. We encourage our students to repeat modules if they need to, provided it is within the designated time period of the payment package purchased. However, you will receive credit only for the first time you attend a class; duplicating a module does not substitute another module.
No. All 20 modules are independent of each other. A repeated module does not substitute for another module.
Private tutoring availability is based on instructor availability. Additional fees apply on a case-by-case basis. Schedules are depending on instructor availability. Contact Administration at the Rockville Centre office to further discuss private tutoring. Administration will assist in coordinating your availability with an instructor.

You may book an appointment for the school exam on our website. Here

School exams can be scheduled once you have completed the course. When you are ready (and as long as you are within your given time limit based on your package), you schedule your exam using our online booking: Here We recommend no more than a week or two after you complete the course to schedule a school exam. You want the material fresh in your mind. Exams appointments are scheduled on Fridays at 11:00am for 105 minutes. You must pass the school exam within one calendar year of completion.

The majority of our students pass the exam on their first or second try. Depending on the package you purchased, you may have a limit on how many attempts you are allotted at no cost. If you fail all attempts allotted in your purchased payment package, additional attempts will be a nominal fee per try. Review your purchase package for details on how many allotted school exams attempts you are granted at no cost. There is a limit of four (4) attempts on a school exam before the student must repeat all 20 modules for all payment packages. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for additional details regarding additional exam attempts. Here

Once you have completed the 75-hour requirement and passed the school exam you will receive a school seal-imprinted application stating your completion date. This application is required to apply for the NYS Salesperson license and will need to be produced to New York State along with your NYS exam-passing notification notice. If you have not already done so, register to take the NYS exam. Completion Certificates require an in-person appointment to pick up. To ensure students receive their certificates, we do not mail certificates of completion. Contact Administration for a pick-up appointment.
The New York State Real Estate Salesperson exam can be taken at any time before, during or after attending school. However, in order to apply for the Real Estate Salesperson license, you will need to produce a completion certificate provided to you by Leap EDU after you have completed the 75-hour course and passed the school exam. Leap EDU does recommend that you take the state exam after you graduate, especially if you have no prior experience. NYS has limited seating for state exams at their locations. Before you graduate, we recommend that you research available exam dates to coincide as close to or immediately after you graduate.
Registration is completed through the Department of State’s Occupational Licensing Management System, eAccess NY. To schedule your examination, you must first create an account on eAccess NY by visiting the eAccess NY overview page, and clicking on “Create my Account.” NYS has limited seating for state exams at their locations. Before you graduate, we recommend that you research available exam dates to coincide as close to or immediately after you graduate.

The exam is given in a number of locations. Visit the NYS website for locations:https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_examsites.html. When you take the exam, you must bring with you a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, U.S. certificate, etc.).

Visit the NYS website for additional information about the exam: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/realestate/re_salesexams.html.

The New York State Real Estate Salesperson license must be renewed every two years. Make note of your expiration date. You will be required to complete 22.5 hours continuing education within the two years your license is active. Do not wait until your license is nearing expiration to seek out the continuing education credits you need. It is recommended that you space out your continuing education fulfillment within the two years given and visit our website frequently for upcoming Continuing Education events. For additional detail
Job placement assistance is available to any student issued a completion certificate. Leap EDU works with several brokerages within the metropolitan area, Nassau & Suffolk Counties. We will do our best to provide you with contacts in your geographic area. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule an interview with the contacts we provide. If for any reason, you are unable to make a connection with a contact, we will assist you in connecting. Leap EDU is unable to make any successful job placement guarantees.

Please navigate to our Terms & Conditions page for full details. Here

New York State Broker or Real Estate Salesperson Continuing Education FAQs

All licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. Effective July 1, 2021, All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.
Any salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: The broker course does not satisfy the mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement.


Review our Continuing Education FAQs.
Check our website frequently for continuing education events.
Two years goes by fast and you don’t want to be left scrambling at the last minute to fulfill requirements!

You are obligated to have completed 22.5 hours of continuing education within the two years of license issued. For a list of courses, please visit our continuing education page Here

The NY DOS requires any and all licensees (both Salesperson and Broker) to complete 22.5 hours of approved real estate continuing education within their two-year license term. For a full list of continuing education requirements, please visit this link: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_salesperson/re_sales_broker_faq.html#3

All Leap Edu continuing education classes fulfill either Broker or Salesperson continuing education requirements.
Real estate professionals must complete 22.5 hours of continuing education within the two years of their license validation dates to keep their licenses active. All licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. Any salesperson who successfully completes an approved broker qualifying course (which requires passing the final exam), within their current term, will receive continuing education credit for completion of that course. Please note: The broker course does not satisfy the mandatory 3 hour fair housing requirement.
Real estate professionals must complete at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. The remaining continuing education can be fulfilled with electives. Effective July 1, 2021, All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.
If you are a NAR Realtor, NAR REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The two-year requirement is new, background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
The Code of Ethics is only required by NAR (National Association of Realtors). However, effective July 1, 2021 All licensees with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.
The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2021.
Any and all REALTORS (See The NAR FAQs for more info)
We will provide you with digital certificates of completion for any continuing education classes you enrolled in with Leap Edu. You must keep these certificates of completion for your records in the event NYS Department of State requests proof of attending continuing education. Renewal is all done online; the Division of Licensing Services will be requiring that all real estate licensees renew their licenses online. To renew your license online, you must have an active eAccess NY account.
Your license will be suspended and you will not be able to conduct any real estate activities that require a NY State real estate license in accordance with Article 12-A of the Real Property Law. You will have two years from the date your license expires to renew your license. If the time has lapsed and you fail to renew during that period, you will be required to take and pass the state exam again. No continuing education will be required to repeat the license process after you pass the exam.
Any licensed real estate broker who is engaged full time in the real estate business and who has been licensed prior to July 1, 2008, for at least 15 consecutive years immediately preceding renewal is exempt. This is also referred to as being “grandfathered.” An attorney admitted to the NY State Bar who holds a real estate license is also exempt. Leap EDU does not submit attendance to anyone but NYS DOS and NAR where applicable. Effective July 1, 2021 an amendment to the NYS DOS continuing education REMOVES the 15-year real estate broker continuing education exemption and now requires all brokers with a license expiring on or after July 1, 2021 who are currently exempted to complete continuing education starting July 1, 2021.
Leap Edu offers the Back To Basics Course which runs simultaneously with the 75 hour Real Estate Salesperson Course. Leap Edu also partners with various sponsors to provide continuing education events. Check our website frequently and navigate to Events for a list of upcoming continuing education opportunities.
This continuing education course is taken simultaneously with the modules of the 75 hour Salesperson class. When registering for the Back-2-Basics course, review the 75 hour Salesperson schedule and select the mandatory Law of Agency (SP02); Fair Housing (SP10). Currently ethics is not offered within the Back to Basics courses but we will be adding these to our events schedule.
Leap Edu partners with banks, brokers, and various other businesses to provide free or reduced cost continuing education events. Attending these events not only fulfills continuing education requirements, but provides valuable insight into products and opportunities you can pass on to your customers, and an occasion to network with peers.
Whether your business is a bank; an attorney; a brokerage; an architect; a construction or remodeling business; home and/or business security installation & monitoring; home furnishing; interior decorators; roofers, masonry; fence-installation; landscape design & maintenance; or any other industry that deals directly with home-owners or commercial real estate owners – your sponsorship will give real estate agents referral ideas when a customer expresses an interest in loans, upgrades, repairs or remodeling, maintenance, and security when purchasing a property. You’ll have the opportunity to address and network with real estate agents. Give a presentation or demonstration, or simply let your advertising fliers speak for themselves.
Contact Leap Edu today to discuss purchasing a Sponsor Package.

Leap EDU General FAQs

Main office is located at 450 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 

Office phone number is 1-844-900-LEAP (5327)

Classes are held at various venues as indicated on the enrollment and event information pages. Currently all Administrative operations are at our Rockville Centre. Please contact our office to arrange an appointment if you would like to meet in person to address any additional questions. Due to COVID-19, our staff currently works remotely and may not be available for a walk-in appointment.

Additional NAR FAQs

Membership in a local association of REALTORS® automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. If you’re not a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, but you’d like to become one, you must first join a local real estate association. Members of NAR belong to one or more of some 1,400+ local associations (also called boards) and 54 state and territorial associations of REALTORS®.
Find local associations of REALTORS® in your area by browsing NAR’s list of local and state associations . You can also send NAR an email with your name, address, company name, phone and/or fax numbers and NAR will respond with some local associations in your area. Then contact your local association of REALTORS® regarding membership. As a member, you are the voice for NAR — it is your association and it exists to help you increase your business opportunities.

The principals of a real estate firm must first join a REALTOR® association before any non-principal can join. Principals are defined as: sole proprietors; partners in a partnership; corporate officers or majority shareholders of a corporation; or branch office managers acting on behalf of the principal.


Once the principal(s) decide to join the REALTOR® association, then all agents, brokers and appraisers that are licensed or affiliated with him or her have the option of also joining as members of the association.


Each REALTOR® firm appoints one of its principals as a “designated REALTOR®” for the firm. If any agents, brokers, or appraisers affiliated with the firm choose not to be REALTORS®, then the “designated REALTOR®” would be assessed a non-member assessment by the association for each non-member.


If any principal who otherwise qualifies for REALTOR® membership decides not to join the REALTOR® association, then none of the individuals affiliated with the firm can be REALTOR® members of the association.


The principal(s) have what is called “board of choice,” which means he or she can decide which REALTOR® association(s) in the state where the office is located (or contiguous to that state) to join. See a complete list of REALTOR® associations here.


Licensees affiliated with a REALTOR® firm may choose as their primary association any association in the state (or a state contiguous to that state) where the firm maintains a “designated REALTOR®.”


If you are going to work for a REALTOR®, please do not hesitate to contact NAR for additional information. NAR can look up your broker’s name and office and see if he or she is a member of the REALTOR® association. If your broker is a member, we can refer you to the local REALTOR® association he/she belongs to.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® dues are $150 per member for 2020 and $150 per member 2021. This amount is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due and owing to NAR by Jan. 1. Brokers are also assessed NAR dues times the number of non-member salespersons, if any, in their office. National dues are pro-rated monthly for new members based on the join date. This proration only applies in the calendar year the member joins NAR. Thereafter, full year dues are due and owing by January 1. The waiver of NAR dues for REALTORS® and their spouses called up from reserves to active duty deployment approved for the 2002 dues after the 9/11/01 tragedies, has been extended to cover dues for 2021. Please note that this does not apply to career military.
The Special Assessment for the Consumer Advertising Campaign (formerly known as Public Awareness Campaign) is $35 for 2020 and 2021. The assessment is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due and owing to NAR by Jan. 1. This assessment is not pro-rated. New members will owe the full $35 when joining NAR. The Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment is not charged to Institute Affiliate members, nor is it charged for non-members salespersons. It is also not charged for National REALTOR® Emeritus.
Compliance with the Tax Reform Act of 1993, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, requires that the portion of dues attributable to lobbying and political activities at the Local, State and Federal levels of government be considered nondeductible for income tax purposes. This nondeductible portion must be disclosed to members on their dues invoice each year. For 2020, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible. For 2021, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible. In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Remember, for those of you who may combine both the dues for 2020 and 2021 ($150) and Consumer Advertising assessment ($35) into one line on your dues, you need to make sure your members know that the non-deductibility percentage applies only to the $150, not to $185. The $35 is fully deductible. Also for new members, because their National dues are prorated, for 2020 and for 2021 the 38% should be applied to the prorated amount.