Applications Rochester Chapter

2019 Rochester Area Chapter NYSCAR Application
     (Includes Rochester Area Chapter Dues)

Any real estate licensee who renews their license must have completed 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, three hours of which must include Fair Housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property along with the new required Agency-related coursework. Licensees making their first renewal are required to complete two hours of Agency-related coursework while all other licensees are required to complete one hour of Agency-related coursework. This change does not apply to those Brokers that are exempt from continuing education requirements.
The law of Agency is one of the most important duties for a real estate licensee. Many Department of State enforcement actions against licensees relate to violations of Agency law. This new education requirement will help you serve your customers and clients better, and reduce your risk for prosecution by the DOS.
Specifically, the coursework will help better your understanding of the relationships created between buyers/sellers, landlords/tenants and the real estate professional representing them during the real estate transaction. Understanding what fiduciary duties are owed, the proper use of the Agency disclosure form, and the ability to properly represent clients in various forms of Agency are critical for all individuals involved in the transaction.
View a list of approved courses which meet the Agency requirement. Any approved course that contains the topic of Agency within the coursework will satisfy either the one or two hour requirement.
Real estate licensees have the option to renew their licenses up to 90 days prior to expiration. Therefore, if your license expires between January 1 and March 30, 2017 and you renew prior to January 1, 2017, this CE requirement will not apply until your next two-year license period.