Center for Real Estate Education

All courses have been approved by the NYS Department of State. For further licensing and exam information, contact the New York Department of State at 518-474-4429 or visit

Real Estate Career Seminar
Wed., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:00 pm, KNC-5. D Zagaroli.
FREE, but please call 914-606-6830, option 1 to reserve your space.

Real Estate Property Management Certificate
Effective management in real estate enables property and facility managers, investors, appraisers and realtors to forecast building operation costs and services, establish budgets, reduce liability, maximize cash return and enhance appreciation. Course topics include both financial and hands-on aspects and will cover fundamentals of real estate management and appraisal, finance and cash flow; investment properties, rent collection, tenant selection and landlord/tenant relations, construction, environmental impacts, and real estate ownership. Course concentrations will be structured to residential and multi-unit properties. Salespersons and Brokers: Complete this certificate and earn 19.5 hours of CE, then complete your CE requirement by taking the required 3-hr. Fair Housing course to reach 22.5 hours.

Real Estate Management
Approved for 6 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2023, 1 Sat., Oct. 4, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $125. D Alvarez. #83715

Real Estate Investments
Approved for 3.5 hrs. of CE for Appraisers, Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2022, 1 Sat., Oct. 25, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-5, $70. D Alvarez. #83716

Property Management and Construction
Approved for 4 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2011, 1 Sat., Oct. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm, KNC-5, $80. D Alvarez. #83717

Appraisal Principles and Procedures
Approved for 6 hrs. of CE for Appraisers, Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2004, 1 Sat., Oct. 11, 9:00-4:00 pm (1-hour lunch break), KNC-5, $125. D Zagaroli. #83747

Real Estate Licensing and Continuing Education Courses

All courses are approved by NYS Department of State, as meeting the educational requirements under Sections 176.3 and 176.4. Real Estate Appraisal Classes also qualify as CE for Salespeople and Brokers – see appraisal section below.For further licensing and exam information, call 518-474-4429 or visit
NOTE: NYS Department of State requires 90% attendance to sit for the Real Estate Sales exam and 100% attendance in all CE classes is required to earn CE credit. No partial CE hours can be awarded. You are required to bring license to first class for CE credit to be awarded.

Real Estate Salespersons
Meets the current NYS Department of State requirement: 75-hr. required course for salespersons licensing exam.
CE-REAL 2024, $595 (+ textbook). D Zagaroli
Sec. A: 20 T/Th, Sept. 16-Nov. 20, 6:00-10:00 pm, KNC-5. #83628
Sec. B: Intensive: 12 Sa/Su, Oct. 18-Nov. 23, 9:00 am-3:45 pm (30-minute lunch break), KNC-4. #83629

NEW! Salespersons Exam Prep
Prep for the state exam; topics include real estate terminology and concepts, preparation skills, test-taking strategies, how questions are structured, and the proper way to read and comprehend test questions. Review questions will be covered; leave with a better understanding of the examination process.
CE-REAL 2042, 1 Mon., Nov. 24, 6:00-10:00 pm, KNC-3, $80. D Zagaroli. #83662

Real Estate Appraisal
These qualifying courses are approved by the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and the NYS Department of State (DOS), 518-474-4429, as meeting the educational requirements under Section 1103 to meet NYS Licensed Appraiser Assistant, Licensed and Certified Residential, and Certified General categories. The courses may be taken in any sequence; however, DOS recommends that R-5 and R-6 be taken first so that the student has a clearer understanding of the appraisal profession and process.
Note: NYS now requires that students must be in 100% attendance for the qualifying courses.

Required textbooks are available at the Westchester Community College bookstore (914-606-6475) or can be ordered online at unless otherwise noted. All the qualifying courses (both Residential and General) have a textbook associated with each course.

R-5: Basic Appraisal Principles
A 30-hr. qualifying course. Approved for 19.5 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers upon passing the exam.
CE-REAL 2013, 8 M/W, Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 6:00-9:45 pm, KNC-5, $395. D Zagaroli. #83640

R-6: Basic Appraisal Procedures
A 30-hr. qualifying course. Approved for 19.5 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers upon passing the exam.
CE-REAL 2014, 8 M/W, Oct. 27-Nov. 19, 6:00-9:45 pm, KNC-4, $395. D Zagaroli. #83642

Appraisal Exam Review Class
Real Property Appraiser qualifications will change as of January 1, 2015; education and experience will be required prior to taking the AQB-approved National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations. Prep for these exams; covers a wide range of topics from appraisal principles to test taking techniques. A must for all eligible exam candidates; can also be taken as a refresher course. Approved for 7 hrs. of CE for appraisers. Co-sponsored by the Westchester County Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
CE-REAL 2050, 1 Sat., Sept. 20, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1-hour lunch break), KNC-4, $250. D Zagaroli. #83663

7-Hour National USPAP Update Course (Mandatory AQB Continuing Education Class): 2014-2015 AQB Version
Mandatory AQB and NYS continuing education class. Fulfills the 7-hour requirement as established by the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. Approved for 7 hrs. of CE for Appraisers. Program is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. (WCSREA). Note: USPAP course requires a text and a student manual, which MUST be ordered by the student AND received from The Appraisal Foundation before the class: www.appraisalfoundation.orgor call 1-800-348-2831. You must bring text and manual to class to receive credit.
CE-REAL 2002, 1 Sat., Nov. 1, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $195. A Mantovani. #83695

NEW! Appraiser Assistant Supervisory Courses
The New York State Department of State has implemented changes to the New York Appraiser Program pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which has amended several sections of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA Title X).
All New York State Licensed Appraiser Assistants must be supervised by a New York State approved Supervisory Appraiser as of July 1, 2013. If you’re an Appraiser Assistant, prepare now for the required supervision as outlined in Section 1104(b) of the rules and regulations of New York State Real Estate Appraisal Board. Initial courses will include:

Course 101: USPAP Overview and Data Collection
Course 102: Property Inspection and Data Analysis
Course 103: Residential Report Writing

The courses will be taught by Domenic Zagaroli, a NYS approved Supervisory Appraiser and Instructor. For additional information and class dates, please contact him at 914-309-3001 or via email at

CE Courses Approved for Appraisers, Salespersons and/or Brokers

The following continuing education courses are approved for various disciplines including salespersons, brokers, and appraisers. Please check individual courses for appropriate approval status. No textbooks are required for CE courses; applicable handouts will be distributed in class and are included as part of the tuition. NYS requires 100% attendance to earn a certificate of completion. If you are taking the classes for Sales or Broker CE, please bring your pocket card with your Unique ID number to class so that your CE certificate can be processed properly.

Short Sales & Foreclosures
Learn what qualifies as a short sale and what qualifies as a foreclosure and make money in the default real estate market. Navigate the process and get the deal done by following these steps. Approved for 7.5 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2026, 2 T/Th, Sept. 30 & Oct. 2, 6:00-9:45 pm, KNC-4, $95. S Macaulay. #83462

Property Management and Investments
Learn successful property management, how to locate properties for purchase, and how to maximize cash returns and appreciation. Topics covered include: investment types/analysis, rent collection, tenant selection, budgeting for repairs and capital improvements, landlord relations, legal protection, insurance, and taxes. Approved for 15 hrs. of CE for RE Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2012, 2 Sat., Nov. 1 & 8, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Room TBD, $175. D Alvarez. #83718

Home Construction for Realtors
The agent will gain a clear understanding of how a home is built from the drawing stage to completion. He/she will also learn to identify utilities, fixtures and other components in a home. Approved for 4 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2039, 1 Mon., Nov. 10, 6:00-10:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. J Baratta. #83698