Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life is committed to real estate education because we understand its pivotal role in fostering success within the industry. Our belief in continuous learning stems from the understanding that real estate is not just about transactions; it's about building relationships, understanding market dynamics, and navigating complex legal frameworks. Through education, our agents gain the expertise needed to serve clients effectively, providing them with invaluable insights and guidance throughout their real estate journey. Additionally, by staying abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and best practices, our agents can adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of the real estate market, ensuring they remain competitive and capable of delivering exceptional service. At Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life, we view education as the cornerstone of professionalism and excellence, empowering our agents to excel in their careers while delivering unparalleled value to our clients.

Continuing Education

What are my education requirements?

Total hours for renewing a NYS RE license is 22.5 hour of CE credit every two year. When renewing a NYS Real Estate License the  requirements can be met taking NYSAR DOS approved classes that contain these topic, and/or by taking stand alone topic classes.

  • 3 Hours of Fair Housing
  • 1 Hour of Agency (if this is a first time renewal you need 2 hours)
  • 2.5 Hours of Ethical Business Practices
  • 1 Hour of Recent Legal Issues
  • 2 Hours Implicit Bias
  • 2 Hours Cultural Competency

You also need to complete 11 hours of elective classes approved for CE credit by the NYS DOS.


Taking the real estate licensing class is an essential step towards embarking on a rewarding career in the real estate industry. It offers comprehensive knowledge and practical insights into the intricacies of property transactions, legal regulations, and market dynamics. Through engaging coursework and interactive sessions, aspiring agents gain a solid foundation in crucial areas such as property law, ethics, finance, and marketing strategies. By completing the licensing class, individuals not only fulfill the educational requirements mandated by regulatory authorities but also acquire the confidence and expertise needed to excel in the competitive real estate market. Ultimately, investing in the real estate licensing class is a crucial investment in one's future, opening doors to endless possibilities and opportunities for professional growth and success.


  • Submit a completed application and the required fee to the Department of State.
  • Be 18 years old
  • Have successfully completed 77 hours of approved qualifying education. Please see our FAQs listed below for more information.
  • Pass the NYS Real Estate Salesperson examination
  • Be sponsored by a NYS licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Have a current NYS photo driver’s license or non-driver ID card
  • Photo ID Cards


There are fees associated with a Real Estate Salesperson license. Application fees are nonrefundable.

$15 - Written Exam
$65 - Initial Application

Written Exam

Applicants are required to schedule their Real Estate Salesperson exam online. In order to schedule your examination, you must have an eAccessNY account. In addition to being able to apply for the exam, you will be able to view your scheduled exam details and exam results online.

Create My Account 
For New Licensee or Registrant

Access My Account 
For Licensee or Registrant with an Active Account
Persons with disabilities who require accessibility information should call 518-474-4429.
Persons who require testing modifications should not schedule an exam and, should instead, call 518-474-4429.

* Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life has established an agreement with The CE Shop to promote online course information to consumers and real estate licensees. Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life is not the developer of these courses and is simply providing a referral. Any questions regarding course content or technology should be directed to The CE Shop.