Real Estate Broker License (DOS 0036-a)

This license allows the holder to act as an agent in negotiations on real estate and certain mortgages.


3-5 Business Days




Permit authorizes the holder to act as an agent for another for a fee, in negotiations for the purchase, sale or rental of real property or for the negotiation of a mortgage secured by real property. An attorney who is currently a member of the New York State Bar is exempt from the education and experience requirements, but must submit a completed application and fee.


1. Proof of Training/Experience based on education, experience, reciprocity or previous licensure, Always Required
2. Applicant must be at least 20 years of age, Always Required
3. Exam - must pass the NYS Real Estate examination
4. Attorneys admitted to the NYS bar are exempt from exam, experience and educational requirements.

Education for original applicant is 120 hours of approved qualifying education.


Required Fees

License$155For two years

Optional Fees

Payment Options:

Personal Check; Postal Money Order; Charge Card (Visa and MasterCard accepted only)
Make payable to the NYS Department of State

Duration & Processing

Common Denial Reasons: Lack of qualifying experience

Additional Info

1. The agency has an appeal process for a denied application.
2. Permit/license must be posted.

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