Important Updates

The Coronavirus Updates:

Contacting us:

We have had a very high volume of calls and doing our best to return calls in a timely manner.  We have also had technically issues with our email service. Please note the new email address, [email protected]

Call- 518-489-1682

Text- 518-378-5070


Salesperson Course: 

Classroom: All Salesperson classroom programs have been converted to Live Webinars for the remaining of 2020, classroom programs in the future are TBD based on changes in NY Executive Orders.

ONLINE- Our courses are available online. Tech support and instructors are available to help and answer questions.


 CONTINUING EDUCATION;

We have received approval from Department Of State to replace our courses (with the exception of USPAP) with a webinar.  This approval is temporary for Home Inspectors, Real Estate Salesperson, Brokers, and Appraisers while the mandates are in place. Once the mandates are lifted the webinars will end and classroom courses will resume. 

 

FILING FOR EXTENSIONS:

NY State law provides for hardship extension waivers when licensees are unable to complete their continuing education requirement for license renewal.   NYS Department of State (DOS) will grant six (6) month waivers to students who are unable to complete their education due to the state of emergency. 
 
Licensees requiring a waiver must provide evidence of a bona fide hardship precluding completion of the continuing education requirements prior to the time the renewal application is to be filed.  A licensee seeking such a waiver shall go through the renewal process using eAccessNY.  When filling out the renewal application, the licensee would indicate that they did not complete the required continuing education.  Choose the option to upload documents and provide: 1) all documentation demonstrating such hardship and 2) a written request for such waiver.  The DOS will notify you if the waiver was granted.

How to access your E-Access Account: https://manfred.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002042151-How-to-Renew-My-Real-Estate-License-
 


APPRAISERS: New requirements for appraisers given the COVID-19 outbreak

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tebIH4Ry8iTh3h7d7ZXIcskUBz3-9QdAqJpfrDspM4/edit?usp=sharing

 

“USPAP has been a living document since its adoption in 1987. Initially, changes were being adopted so frequently, they were simply being added as inserts into a large binder. As time has progressed the updating cycle lengthened to one year and now two years. Like every profession, COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the appraisal profession and how we conduct day to day business. Pressing issues have arisen in our profession over the past year ranging widely from concerns about fair housing matters to how to conduct a socially distanced property inspection. USPAP is a maturing document, and it can take longer to study the complex issues facing our profession and how they will impact our standards. We believe all of these are all critical issues and deserve thoughtful consideration before we issue guidance,” said ASB Chair Wayne Miller.

“With that in mind, we have decided to extend the effective date of the current USPAP by one year. This will provide continuity to the profession during this pandemic while also giving the ASB the appropriate time to carefully examine the challenges facing our profession before offering additional guidance.”