FAQ - Real Estate Appraiser License Renewal

• Do I need a password in order to renew my license?

• My business name or business address is different?

• I did not get my renewal license in the mail? Can I still renew online?

• How much does it cost to renew my license online?

• How do I pay for my renewal?

• My license has already expired, (or is expiring very soon) Can I renew online?

• What if it has been more than 2 years since my last license expired?

• What continuing education do individuals who hold an appraiser license or certification need in order to renew?

• How will I know what amount is being charged to my credit card? How will I know my transaction worked? Will I get a receipt?

• How long will it take to get my renewed license?

• What are the hours to renew online?

• Can I cancel my on-line renewal?



Do I need a password in order to renew my license?
No, a password is not needed to renew your license.

My business name or business address is different?
No, you cannot renew on-line if the business name or business address is different than the information contained in the on-line renewal system.
If your business name or business address has changed, use the renewal notice you received in the mail, and follow the instructions for business name/business address change, or contact the Division of Licensing Services Customer Service Representatives at (518) 474-4429, for further assistance.

I did't get my renewal license in the mail? Can I still renew online?
Yes, you can. You should confirm that the information contained on the online application is current and then complete the process.

How much does it cost to renew my license online?
You will be shown your renewal fee before being asked to complete the transaction. The cost is the same as for other methods of renewing your license. There is no additional charge for renewing on-line.

How do I pay for my renewal?
You can pay for your renewal using one of the following credit cards:
MasterCard
Visa

My license has already expired, (or is expiring very soon) Can I renew online?
If your license has expired, or is expiring very soon, you may use on-line renewal. However, while a processed on-line renewal will cause your Division of Licensing Services record to be updated, you will have to allow 2-4 weeks for your new license to arrive in the mail.

We suggest you print the confirmation page, which will serve as proof that your renewal was submitted and is in process.

Attention Real Estate Appraisers: To avoid an additional $200 penalty fee, the renewal must be received by this office no later than 30 days after the expiration date of your current license/certification.

What if it has been more than 2 years since my last license expired?
A license expired more than 2 years cannot be renewed. You should contact the Division of Licensing Services Customer Service at (518) 474-4429 for further assistance.

What continuing education do individuals who hold an appraiser license or certification need in order to renew?
Individuals who hold a real estate appraiser license or certification must successfully complete 28 hours of approved continuing education within the immediately preceding two-year license renewal period. This requirement must be satisfied prior to renewing their license.

A recent change in the Appraiser Rules and Regulations also requires that to renew a real estate appraiser license or certification expiring on or after January 1, 2004, the
7-hour National USPAP Update Course must have been completed during the 2-year license period prior to renewal. This 7-hour course can be applied toward the 28 hours of required course work.

It is the responsibility of the licensee to maintain records of course completion to be submitted as proof when requested by the Department of State.

How will I know what amount is being charged to my credit card? How will I know my transaction worked? Will I get a receipt?
You will be shown the renewal fee before you are asked to complete the transaction. The fee amount is also shown on the confirmation that you receive after submitting your order. Your credit card statement should also identify your charge as
“NYS Licensing (518) 474-4429.”

How long will it take to get my renewed license?
Please allow at least 2-4 weeks to receive your new license by mail. Due to variations in mailing time, some orders may take a little longer.

If you do not receive your new license, you may contact the Division of Licensing Services Customer Service at (518) 474-4429. You will be asked to provide your cash number when you call.

What are the hours to renew online?
On-line renewal is normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most renewals will be processed immediately.

Can I cancel my on-line renewal?
You can back out of the renewal at any point up until you click the submit button on the payment form.