How to Renew Your Insurance License in New York

New York

How To Renew Your Insurance License In New York

Individual producer licenses in New York are renewed every two (2) years. Your license will expire on your date of birth biennially.

Example: If you were born in September 1991, and got your license on May of 2015, your expiration date is May 30th, 2015, 2017, 2019.

To renew your license, you must complete all continuing education (CE) requirements listed below prior to starting the renewal process.

First renewal period: If you are in the first two years of holding your license, you do not need to complete any continuing education.

The fee for license renewal is $80 per line.

After completing all of CE, you may renew your license on the New York License Renewal page.

New York requires insurance producers to complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education per line (also known as CE) per reporting period. If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life, Accident, & Health), you do not need to complete double the hours.

Some continuing education providers in New York offer what is called a "bridge course." This will allow you to fill your CE requirements for each line that you hold in only fifteen (15) total 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 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.

StateRequirement recommends Kaplan Education Company for all insurance CE courses.

For a list of approved New York CE course providers, visit the New York Continuing Education Search page.

Mailing Address:

New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street
New York, NY 10004-1511
Phone: 518-474-6630
Email: [email protected]

Information on this page has been gathered by a multitude of sources, and was most recently updated in December 2016.

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