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

Free Real Estate Career Seminar:
Wed., May 21, 6:30-8:00 pm, KNC-5. D Zagaroli.
FREE, but please call 914-606-6830, option 1 to reserve your space.

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, KNC-5, $595 (+ textbook). D Zagaroli
Sec. A: 20 T/Th, June 3-Aug. 7, 6:00-10:00 pm. #5838
Sec. B: Intensive: 12 Sa/Su, June 14-July 27 (skip 7/5 & 7/6), 9:00 am-3:45 pm (1-hour lunch break). #5839

NEW! Salespersons Exam Prep This class will prepare the attendee to take the state exam and will cover topics which 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 and the student will leave the class with a better understanding of the examination process.
CE-REAL 2042, Mon., 6:00-10:00 pm, $80 (no textbook required). D Zagaroli.
Sec. A: June 2. KNC-4. #6068
Sec. B: Aug. 11. KNC-4. #6069

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, June 9-July 2, 6:00-9:45 pm, KNC-4, $395. D Zagaroli. #5835

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, July 7-30, 6:00-9:45 pm, KNC-4, $395. D Zagaroli. #5834

Note: R-7, R-8 and the 15-Hour National USPAP course will be offered in Fall 2014

Appraisal Exam Review Class
Real Property Appraiser qualifications will change as of January 1, 2015; education and experience will need to be completed prior to taking the AQB approved National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations. This class will prepare you for these exams and a wide range of topics from the appraisal principles to test taking techniques will be covered. A must for all eligible exam candidates and 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., June 21, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $250. D Zagaroli. #5840

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:

Appraiser Assistant Supervisory Course 101: USPAP Overview and Data Collection
Appraiser Assistant Supervisory Course 102: Property Inspection and Data Analysis
Appraiser Assistant Supervisory 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, 1 Sat., June 7, 9:00 am-5:30 pm (1-hour lunch break), KNC-5, $95. S Macaulay. #5784

3-Hr. Fair Housing
This is a mandatory continuing education class that must be taken every 2 years as part of the continuing education renewal cycle. Approved for 3 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers. Mandatory CE class.
CE-REAL 2032, 1 Wed., June 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, LIB-G36, $40. D Zagaroli. #5833

The Deal Killers: Appraisers, Underwriters and Home Inspectors
Find out the reasons why a mortgage is not approved because of the appraisal report, actions of the loan underwriter, and/or the findings of the home inspector. There are ethical obligations that must be adhered to along the way by the parties involved. Learn how to be proactive so a real estate transaction can be salvaged. Approved for 3 hrs. of CE for Appraisers, Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2038, 1 Wed., June 18, 1:30-4:30 pm, LIB-G36, $70. D Zagaroli. #5832

Condominiums and Cooperatives
Co-ops and condos are in demand in today’s real estate market because they are affordable. To complete these transactions, agents must understand the client’s financial profile where debt-to-income ratios and FICO credit scores are the name of the game. Learn the meaning of eviction plan vs. non eviction, co-op board application process, lending banks questionnaire, sponsor vs. board approval process and much more. Approved for 15 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2007, 2 Sat., July 12 & 19, 9:00 am-5:30 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $190. S Macaulay. #5779

Real Estate Financing
Learn the process flow from initial meeting to closing. Ask the right questions, confirm pre-approval and proof of funds, communicate effectively with the lender and follow guidelines and procedures.
Approved for 15 hrs. of CE for Salespersons and Brokers.
CE-REAL 2021, 2 Tues., July 22 & 29, 9:00 am-5:30 pm (1-hour lunch break), LIB-G36, $175. D Zagaroli. #5842