Licensing - In Classroom and ONLINE!

45 - Hour Broker Qualifying Course

The 45-Hour Broker Qualifying Course course is now being offered through the Long Island Board of REALTORS®.

NYS Requirement for Licensing as a Real Estate Broker

  • At least 20 years old
  • Have at least two years of experience as a licensed real estate salesperson or at least three years of experience in the general real estate field or a combination of the both
  • Successfully complete both the required 75-hours salesperson course (45-hour salesperson course and 30-hour Remedial course if licensed prior to 2008) and the 45-hour real estate broker course as approved by the Secretary of State
  • Pass the NYS Real Estate Broker exam administered by the Department of State ($15)
  • Submit a completed application and the required fee to the Department of State.
  • Pass proctored school exam
  • Prior to filing this application, all proposed business names must be submitted, in writing, to the Division of Licensing Services for approval. Upon approval of the name you wish to use, you must then file the appropriate document with either the respective County Clerk’s office or the NYS Department of State, Division of Corporations.


Online classes offer you the convenience of flexible scheduling as well as the ability to work from a remote location at your own pace.

Cost: $245
Supplemental materials available for purchase

Dates: 24/7 - Expires 12 months after sign-up date.

Online Information Policies & Registration

In the Classroom

The classroom environment offers you face to face interaction with your instructor and opportunity to network with your fellow classmates.

Cost: $175 for LIBOR Members
$195 Non-Members

Current Schedule, Classroom Information, Policies & Registration

45-hour Broker Qualifying Course in New York

Long Island Board of Realtors Online Information & Policies as of January 1, 2013. Please read the following important course information prior to registering for this course. 

The tuition fee for the 45-hour Online Broker Qualifying Course is $245. 

If you have any questions about the course prior to enrolling, please call our registration staff at 631 661-4800 ext 2, or email us at

If you have any questions regarding course material or require any assistance after enrolling, you can email the school, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at, or call 631.661.4800 ext 2. All calls and emails will be returned within 48 hours not including holidays. 

LIBOR Online School Policies

Course Completion

Students who enroll must complete the course within one year from date of purchase. Any uncompleted course work after one year of purchase date is void and student would be subject to full tuition to reactivate and begin again.

You may purchase a 2-month extension for:
Broker Course = $100

Students must successfully complete this course by passing an onsite proctored exam at one of our 4 Realtor Service Centers with a minimum grade of 70%. The Long Island Board of REALTORS® is required to report successful course completions to the Department of State, Division of Licensing in the state of NY prior to the student sitting for the New York state exam. Students will be required to sign an online course affidavit during their proctored final exam stating they solely have completed the online course and they are taking the final school exam. 


Prelicensing refunds are available up to fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of enrollment and a refund fee of $25 will be charged. No refunds or credits will be given thereafter.

Students who register and pay for the online course may be able to review specific classroom based topic(s), subject to Director of Education approval. However, students who wish to completely transfer to a classroom delivery licensing course must do so within three (3) months of the purchase date and will be subject to an additional fee and schedule availability.  If you would like to transfer into a classroom course, you may also be required to purchase additional materials.  


For instructor support and guidance, you can reach a licensed real estate instructor by e-mailing your question to: The instructor or a qualified member of our staff will reply by e-mail within 24 hours (Monday-Friday, not including holidays).

For all technical issues with the course, (i.e. can’t log-in, don’t remember password) students can reach technical support staff by phone at 1-888-827-0777 or Email Technical support is available from Mon - Fri 8:00am - 10:00pm ET, Sat and Sun 10:00am – 7:00pm ET.

School Exam

The exam for this course is a proctored exam which means students must take the exam in person. The exam has 100 questions and students are given three hours to complete.  Students have a total of two (2) separate attempts to pass the school’s final exam; students failing the end of course exam a second time will be required to pay for and complete the entire course again should they wish to continue. Students will be required to bring a government issued picture ID to the proctored exam site. All exams must be administered by a proctor within the state of New York. The Long Island Board of Realtors offers the proctored final exam at the following locations: 

Realtor Service Center – West Babylon (HEADQUARTERS)
346 Sunrise Hgwy.
West Babylon, NY
(631) 661-4800 ext. 387 or 329

Realtor Service Center
100 Crossways Park Drive West – Suite 106
Woodbury, NY
(631) 661-4800 ext. 421 or 422

Realtor Service Center
75-35 31st Avenue – Suite 207
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
(631) 661-4800 ext. 425

Realtor Service Center
185 Old Country Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 661-4800 ext. 423

Please contact our school to schedule an exam date and site.

The LIBOR proctored exam is separate from the State of New York Real Estate Salesperson exam, however, this NYS required course will not be considered completed until you pass the LIBOR course exam.

You can schedule a test date for the state exam by logging on to the Department of States website here.  This is also the Department of State's real estate management system where you will apply for your license and eventually renew your license.

Students must recognize that distance learning requires a great amount of motivation and dedication. In many cases students will find that distance learning is a more difficult method of study as compared to classroom-based education.

Thank you for your business. If there is anything we can do to make your course experience more enjoyable, please let us know.

We suggest that you print this page and keep it for future reference.

By registering for this course, I acknowledge that I have read and understood all course policies. I understand that it is my responsibility to complete my course and final exam.