Licensing Courses

Salesperson, Broker, and Supplemental Licensing Courses

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Salespersons Licensing Broker Licensing Supplemental Licensing Online Licensing

Salesperson License (75-hour)

The 75-Hour Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course is your first step on the road to becoming a licensed real estate salesperson. At the GRAR Real Estate School, we offer an on-site course that will provide you the knowledge you need to get your career off to a strong start. Our course is formatted so you are in class M-W-F for three weeks. This allows you time to review between class days, create study groups, work on practice exams, and engage with our professional instructors to ensure you are prepared for the course exam.

Our faculty consists of 6 real estate professionals who have over 147 years of combined experience in the real estate industry. They are subject matter experts and are committed to your success in this course.

The class textbook covers:

  • License Law
  • The Law of Agency
  • The Contract of Sales and Leases
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Mortgage Brokerage
  • Real Estate Mathematics
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Municipal Agencies
  • Construction and Environmental Issues
  • Valuation Process and Pricing Properties
  • Human Rights and Fair Housing
  • Property Insurance
  • Taxes and Assessments
  • Condominiums and Cooperatives
  • Commercial and Investment Real Estate
  • Income Tax Issues in Real Estate Transactions
  • Property Management
  • Licensee Safety

By the time you complete our course you will be fully prepared to obtain your license in real estate. With the support of one of our member brokerages, and through membership in the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, you will also have a strong support system to help you find success. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming courses.

Learn more about a obtaining your New York State Real Estate License

Upcoming Pre-Licensing Courses at GRAR

January 2022

Three-Week Session (M,W,F)

Jan. 3                               7:45 AM – 5:30 PM
Jan. 5, 7                           8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Jan. 10, 12, 14             8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Jan. 19, 21                     8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Jan. 24                             8 AM – 11 AM; Optional Review: Noon – 3:00 PM
Jan. 26 Exam:              9 AM – Noon

  • No class on Jan 17 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Register for an Upcoming GRAR Pre-Licensing Class

You can also register by phone 585.292.5000 or by appointment at the GRAR office at 3445 Winton Place, Suite 104, Rochester NY 14623.

Location and More Information About the GRAR Pre-Licensing Course

These courses are held several times a year at the GRAR Real Estate School. GRAR REAL ESTATE SCHOOL logo
3445 Winton Place, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY, 14623.

For driving directions, visit our driving directions page.
The school classroom is Suite 206. Check in at the GRAR office in Suite 104 for all exams/exam prep/Q&A.

Questions?  Contact GRAREducation@grar.net for assistance.

View our Tuition Refund and Transfer Policy.

Tuition: $450

Required Textbook: The textbook New York Real Estate for Salespersons, 6th Edition is required PRIOR to the start of the class, as there is required reading before course begins (chapters 1 – 4).  This textbook is available at GRAR for $43.20 (tax included) plus $9.50 S&H (subject to change) if you prefer we send it to you.

Online Pre-Licensing Course

If you’d like to take the New York State Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course online, learn more about the classes offered by our online partner schools here.

Broker Licensing Course (45-hour)

The 45-hour Broker Licensing Course also qualifies for 22.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.  (Note: does NOT include the NAR Code of Ethics requirement nor NYS DOS Fair Housing/Agency requirements).

Note: As of July 1, 2008, broker license applicants will be required to show proof of completing 120 hours of approved education. Broker applicants will be required to show proof of completing either:

Tuition:  $350 (View our Tuition Refund and Transfer Policy)

Required Textbook: The Modern Real Estate Practice in New York State for Brokers, 11th Ed. UPDATE (Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate Education).  The first four chapters are required reading prior to the first day of the class.  The textbook available at GRAR for $54 (tax included).  For an additional fee of $7.90, we will mail your textbook directly to you.

Online Broker Course

Online Broker course information

Note: When you are ready to register for a course and pay by credit card, you must first log in as a Member with your member IDs (Broker or Remedial Course) or as a Non-Member (by providing your name, mailing address, e-mail and a password).

  • Registrations may be made online (preferred method) or by check (mail/in person), phone or fax.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • If paying by check, please mail or bring your tuition to: GRAR, 3445 Winton Place, Suite 104, Rochester, NY 14623
  • GRAR’s fax number is (585) 292-0283.
  • When registering online you will receive an e-receipt.  GRAR does not send confirmation letters, and will only contact you if there is a problem.

Questions?  Contact GRAREducation@grar.net for assistance.

The GRAR Classroom in suite 206 is monitored by security camera (video with audio).  Please check in at Suite 104 for all exams/exam prep/Q&A.

Supplemental (30-Hour) Licensing Course

Effective July 1, 2008, a salesperson license applicant will be required to show proof of completing 75 hours of approved education. Applicants who completed the 45-hour salesperson course prior to July 1, 2008 may complete the additional 30-Hour Supplemental Qualifying course to satisfy the 75-hour requirement.

The 30-hour supplemental course is required for two types of licensure applicants (keep reading for more FAQs on the 30-hour supplemental course):

  • Individuals who have completed the “old” 45-hour salespersons course, and want a New York salesperson license, but have not completed the salesperson licensure requirements as of July 1, 2008, and;
  • Individuals who want a New York broker or associate broker license who have completed the “old” 45-hour salesperson course.
  • Although the 30-hour course holds 19.5 hours of continuing education credits (must pass final exam to receive CE credit), it can only be used for the following applicants:
    • Individuals who have completed the ‘old’ 45-hour Real Estate Salespersons course and want a New York Real Estate Salesperson license but have not completed the salesperson licensure requirements as of July 1, 2008.
    • Individuals who want a New York State Broker or Associate Broker license that have completed the ‘old’ 45-hour Real Estate Salesperson course (in addition to taking the 45-hour broker licensing course).

Questions?  Contact GRAREducation@grar.net for assistance.

Tuition for Supplemental Course: $200 (View our Tuition Refund and Transfer Policy)

30-Hour Supplemental Course FAQs

What Subjects are in the 30-Hour Supplemental Course?

The new subjects that are in the new 75-hour salespersons course are in the new supplemental course. These are Municipal Agencies, Property Insurance, Taxes and Assessments, Condos and Co-ops, Commercial and Investment Properties, Income Tax Issues, Mortgage Broker and Property Management. In addition, three of the subjects in the 30-hour supplemental course, specifically Contract Preparation, Pricing Properties, and Predatory Lending are part of larger subjects in the salesperson licensing course.

Who must take the 30-hour supplemental course?

The new NYS salesperson 75-hour syllabus is required for all individuals who want to obtain a salesperson license in New York as of July 1, 2008. The supplemental course is now required for two types of licensure applicants:

  • Individuals who have completed the “old” 45-hour salespersons course, and want a New York salesperson license, but have not completed the salesperson licensure requirements as of July 1, 2008, and;
  • Individuals who want a New York broker or associate broker license who have completed the “old” 45-hour salesperson course.
  • Note that applicants who have completed the new 75-hour salesperson course (as of July 1, 2008) do not need to complete the supplemental course.

How many hours of qualifying education are required for the New York broker license?

Under the new law, broker and associate broker applicants must complete 120 hours of qualifying education.

  • Individuals who complete the new 75-hour salesperson licensing course must also complete the 45-hour broker course.
  • Individuals who have completed the “old” salesperson 45-hour licensing course must complete the 30-hour supplemental course and the 45-hour broker licensing course.
  • Applicants who have completed the old salesperson 45-hour licensing course and the 45-hour broker licensing course, before or after July 1, 2008, need only complete the 30-hour supplemental course. This is because the broker course syllabus has not changed.

Must I pass a classroom exam as part of the 30-hour supplemental course?

Yes. All applicants who complete the supplemental course must pass a two-hour minimum 50-question classroom exam. The state exam for the salesperson and broker license will cover topics given in the supplemental course.

 

To Register

The 30-Hour Supplemental Course is currently available online only.

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