How To Renew Your Insurance License In New York
In New York, insurance licenses expire every two years. Licenses can be renewed up to 180 days prior to the expiration of the license.
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.
Step 1. New York Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of New York requires that resident individual licensees complete fifteen (15) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. You may take any course that is approved for your specific class of license.
Note: It is recommended to complete all continuing education credits thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license. This will give the CE provider time to report the successful completion to the department of insurance. Your CE courses can be taken any time within your license term
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.
Step 2. Renew Your Insurance License In New York
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your New York insurance license online by using the License Renewal application available through the New York State Department of Financial Services Portal.
There is a fee of $80 per application to renew your license.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed.
New York Insurance License Lookup
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the New York State Department of Financial Services Producer/Licensee Search.
New York Department of Insurance Contact Information
New York State Department of Financial Services–Main Office
One State Street
New York, New York 10004-1511
Phone: (800) 342-3736
Email: [email protected]
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