How To Renew Your Insurance License In New Jersey
Updated: March 19, 2021|
Updated: March 19, 2021|
In New Jersey, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially, based on the anniversary of your original license year. This means that if you were licensed on an even-numbered year, your license will expire on the last day of your birth month in the next even-numbered year. The only exception applies for first-time licensees. The first license period will be anywhere from 18 to 29 months based on your licensure date and birthday.
There is no requirement to take another exam from the state, though depending on the format of your continuing education, it is possible that you may take a short knowledge test at the end of the course to be sure that you understand important insurance concepts, laws, and regulations.
If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.
The State of New Jersey requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two year renewal period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics or consumer protection. Individuals who are authorized to sell flood insurance have a one-time requirement to take three (3) credits in approved courses on flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program. Credits cannot include the same course taken repeatedly in one reporting period.
If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you do not need to complete double the hours.
You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require a reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.
Upon completion of these courses, the company who you took the course should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You should, however, print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your New Jersey insurance license online by using the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.
You may also print a paper renewal form from the State of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
There is a fee of $150 per application to renew your license.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
You can view your current accrued CE credits using the New Jersey State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the New Jersey State Information Center.
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State of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
20 West State Street
P.O. Box 325
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: (609) 292-7272
Email: [email protected]
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