How to Check the Status of a New York Real Estate License Online


Want to check the status of your or someone else’s New York real estate license? This post explains exactly how anyone can check their New York real estate license status.

Whether you are a real estate agent or broker, or your license is active, expired, or inactive, all licensees are kept in a central state database that is publicly accessible.

Steps to check the status of a New York Real Estate License:

  1. Go to the State of New York’s elicensing portal.
  2.  Click option 1, 2 or 3 (you probably want option 3)
  3. Fill out the first name and last name field
  4. Click the blue Search button

To renew a New York real estate license:

New York licensed real estate agents and brokers need to complete 22.5 credit hours of state approved continuing ed credits every two years (on even numbered years). During each renewal cycle there are mandatory topics that need to be completed. We recently published an article: How to Renew a New York Real Estate License which further explains the process, fees, and general requirements.

To complete New York state approved continuing education online:

Every New York real estate licensee needs to complete 22.5 credit hours of continuing education. Keep Me Certified is a state approved New York Online Real Estate School. To learn more and start our video-based online course, visit us at