Applications Rochester Chapter

COVID-19 Update
As RAC NYSCAR membership applications are processed through NYSCAR in Albany, membership applications will be delayed as State offices are currently closed.  We still encourage those interested in joining RAC NYSCAR to do so, but please also notify so you may be added now to our member databases here in Rochester.

2020 Rochester Area Chapter NYSCAR Application
     (Includes Rochester Area Chapter Dues)

What are the Newly Adopted Continuing Education Requirements effective July 1, 2021?
All licensees will be required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least 2.5 hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least I hour of recent legal matters, at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, 2 hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal.  For the purposes of implementing the changes, the new requirements are effective on the actual date the license expires rather than the date the renewal application is submitted for processing. If the expiration date printed on your license is on or after July 1, 2021, you must meet the new requirement before you can renew.  Read more on this and on the new deadline for those who are grandfathered.

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 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.  Real estate licensees have the option to renew their licenses up to 90 days prior to expiration.