Renew or Update a Professional License

Keep your license up-to-date and active by renewing or updating your information on your license.
Average Time of Transaction 5 - 10 Minutes
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The Department of State offers licenses for over 32 professional occupations. The licenses must be renewed and updated with the Department of State to stay active. You can update and renew your Real Estate and Appearance Enhancement Licenses Online. All other professional licenses are renewed and updated by mail.

When Should I Renew My License?

License terms vary from 1-4 years depending on the specific type of license.  Please refer to our website for specific information regarding license renewal.

When Should I Update My License?

Any time there is a change in information regarding your license such as:

  • Name change
  • Address Change
  • New contact information
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How To
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Refer to this step by step process on how to update your professional license:

  1. Download or request a change of request form                                 
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Return to the Division of Licensing with corresponding fee
  4. You will receive a new license in 4-6 weeks

*For Real Estate or Appearance Enhancement Professional licenses you can update online by logging into your account, updating the information and submitting. You will receive a new license within 4-6 weeks.

Refer to this step by step process on how to renew your professional license:

  1. Receive a renewal form in the mail 90 days prior to the expiration date
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Mail the form back with the appropriate fee                                    

*For Real Estate or Appearance Enhancement Professional license will receive a post-card with instructions to renew their licenses online approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date.

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Fees
Fees
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Renewal and update fees vary depending on the professional license. Learn more about fees.

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Update or Renew
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To renew or update your Real Estate License: 

RENEW OR UPDATE

To renew or update your Appearance Enhcnacement Professional License:

RENEW OR UPDATE

 

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Contact
Contact

Call us Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

(518) 474-4429 or (212) 417-5747

New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services 1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor Albany, NY 12231