New York Insurance Agent Continuing Education and License Renewal Requirements
New York Major Lines Licensed Agents must complete 15 Credit Hours of Approved Continuing Education per line of licensing every 2 years and Renew their License prior to their Expiration Date to Keep their License active. Multi-line licensed agents must take 15 credit hours per line of licensing. Agents cannot receive credits for the same courses. New courses must be taken every compliance period.
Major Lines include: Life and/or Accident/Health Agent, Property and/or Casualty Agent. Agents licensed in multiple lines are only required to meet the same requirements as agents with single lines of licensing.
New York CE Requirements are “License Type Specific.” Agents must take courses in the subject matter(s) which they are licensed in and:
1) They are approved by the New York Department of Insurance
Continuing Education and Renewal Requirements must be completed every 2 years, on or before your Expiration Date, which is your date of birth. Licensees born in odd numbered years will renew in odd years and licensees born in even numbered years will renew in even years.
Licensees whose license comes to the expiration date while called to active duty.
New York Insurance Agent CE and Renewal Requirements Summary
|Adjuster||15 hours – Any Agent also licensed as an Adjuster must complete 15 hours for their agents license and their adjuster license.|
Special Training Requirements
Property and Casualty Agents
Agents licensed in the Property line of authority that will be selling Flood Insurance must complete a one-time, 3 Hour continuing education course related to NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program).
Life and Health Agents
Suitability in Annuity Transactions Training Requirements
Regulation 187 requires insurers set forth standards and procedures for recommendations to consumers with respect to annuity contracts so that the insurance needs and financial objectives of the consumers are appropriately addressed. These standards and procedures are substantially similar to the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation. The regulation does not require the completion of specific training classes as long as the insurance company ensures that the producer recommending the annuity product is adequately trained to make the recommendation.
Additional Continuing Education Information
- No carryover credits between compliance periods are allowed.
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Your License is Eligible for Renewal during your “License Renewal Period”. The License Renewal Period for New York Licensed Agents begins 120 Days prior to their Expiration Date. To Renew your license, please visit:
- Department of Financial Services Portal, located here: NY Licensee Portal
While we strive to provide you with the most up to date and accurate information about your New York Insurance License Renewal Requirements, there may be some specific licensing requirements, or changes in State Laws or Insurance Regulations which we may not be referenced above. Our goal is to assist you in every manner possible, but it is the responsibility of each individual agent to determine their specific licensing renewal requirements. You can locate additional information related to the Alabama CE Requirements through the Department of Insurance website at https://www.dfs.ny.gov/