Real Estate Salespersons Exams

Real Estate Salesperson Exam Procedures

Applicants are required to schedule their real estate salesperson exam on our Occupational Licensing Management System, eAccessNY. In order to schedule your examination, you must have an account on eAccessNY. If you do not have an account, you should go to the eAccessNY overview page and click on "Create my 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.

Mandatory COVID-19 Precaution checklist for exam candidates

  • Do not appear for an exam if you meet any of the below:
    • Have a temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Have had known close contact with a person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • Have traveled within a state with significant community spread of COVID-19 for longer than 24 hours within the past 14 days. For a list of states currently under New York’s travel advisory requiring a 14-day quarantine upon return, please visit: Link opens in new window.
    • Currently experiencing ANY of the following symptoms:
      • Cough (new or worsening);
      • Shortness of Breath (new or worsening);
      • Troubled Breathing (new or worsening);
      • Fever;
      • Chills;
      • Muscle Pain (new or worsening);
      • Headache (new or worsening);
      • Sore Throat (new or worsening); or
      • New Loss of Taste New Loss of Smell
    • Have tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past 14 days
  • If you must reschedule your exam due to illness, email to reschedule.
  • Do not bring anyone with you to the exam site.
  • Do not appear to the exam site unless your requested exam date is confirmed.
  • Wear a face covering or mask to your exam. Face coverings are mandatory at exam sites.
  • Maintain 6 feet from others when possible at an exam site.
  • Be prepared to sanitize your hands before and after your exam. Hand sanitizer is provided by the exam site.
  • Bring two sanitized #2 pencils to your exam.

What To Bring

1. A form of government issued signature identification which must be photo-bearing. Your identification MUST BE CURRENT (not expired) and from the following list:
* driver's license
* state issued identification (ex. non-driver ID)
* IDNYC Card (NYC Identification Card)
* military ID
* United States Passport
* Employment Authorization Card (issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
* United States INS issued ID
* Certificate of US citizenship
* Foreign Passport
* Brazilian, Mexican, Honduran, and Ecuadorian Consular ID

2. The page you were requested to print when you scheduled your exam on eAccessNY Link opens in new window. This page is referred to as the “Summary of Your Submission” and includes all of your exam information, including your candidate number.

Exam Site Policies

Calculators are permitted if they are battery or solar powered, silent, nonprinting and do not contain an alphabetic keyboard. PDA's are not allowed.

Cellular phones, beepers and any other electronic devices MUST be turned off during the exam.

Dictionaries, books, other reference materials, large bags and briefcases are not allowed at the exam site. Do not bring these materials to the exam site as there is no place to store them.

Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at the exam site. If you bring food or beverages, you will be asked to dispose of them before entering the exam site.

Visitors, guests and children are not permitted at the exam site.

Any person found using notes, books, or other aids; giving or receiving help; removing examination materials or notes from the exam site; causing a disturbance or engaging in practices contrary to the rules of proper examination conduct will be dismissed from the exam site. Any decisions regarding disciplinary measures will be made by the Exam Supervisor at the Department of State.

Score Reporting

Exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not receive a numerical score. Passed exam results are only valid for a period of two years. Results will not be given over the phone, so please do not call Licensing Services for them.

Exam results will be available online by utilizing your account in eAccessNY Link opens in new window. The exam results will be available as soon as possible after they are received by the Exam Unit and scored.

If you pass the exam, you should apply online utilizing your account in eAccessNY Link opens in new window.

If you fail the exam, you can schedule another exam by utilizing your account in eAccessNY Link opens in new window.

About the Exam

The written exam is multiple choice and based on the 75-hour pre-licensing curriculum.

Applicants will be allowed 1 1/2 hours to complete the test. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.

This exam is offered in the following languages: Spanish, Korean, Russian and Chinese. If you wish to take the exam in one of these four languages, please notify an exam proctor when you report to the test center.

Exam Sites and Addresses