You must complete your insurance continuing education requirements every two years before your license expiration date to renew your New York insurance license. Our article How to Keep Your Insurance License Active in New York provides the details on continuing education renewal requirements.
If you don’t complete your continuing education on time, you cannot transact insurance business until your license is reinstated. This article provides further insight into how to reinstate your New York insurance license.
New York Insurance License Expiration and Reinstatement
Your license is eligible for renewal within 180 days of the license expiration date, but only if all your continuing education requirements are completed. The license expiration date is determined by the licensee’s birth date and occurs every two years. If you do not complete your CE and renew your license prior to your license expiration date, then your license will be considered expired, all of your company appointments will be terminated, and you will be prohibited from transacting insurance business.
Agents have up to two years to reinstate their expired license, but all of the continuing education requirements must be completed prior to submitting a relicensing application. If your license has expired more than two years, you’ll need to requalify by retaking the licensing exam.
The New York Department of Financial Services will grant exemptions from insurance continuing education requirements to licensees called to active military duty during the term of their license. When applying for renewal or relicensing, you’ll need to forward your military documentation certifying your active duty status to the Department requesting the CE exemption.
Don’t Let This Happen to You — Sign Up for Insurance Continuing Education Now
We’ve got you covered with both online training and webinars. That makes completing all the requirements for renewing or reinstating your license quick and easy.
The online training is self-paced and delivered to your computer, tablet, and smartphone. The quizzes and exams are scored instantly, and you can take them as many times as necessary to pass. Plus, you can return to the training whenever it is convenient. The course progress bar tells you exactly where you left off. This is a relatively quick way to accomplish your CE requirements.
Our webinar courses are instructor-led and delivered live using video conferencing. You’re required to be in attendance for the entire class time, with check-ins at random times throughout the webinar to confirm your attendance. Students can interact and ask questions. The advantages of webinars include no required reading and no quizzes or final exams.
We’ve got you covered with all the courses you need. The complete listing is in our New York Insurance Continuing Education Course Catalog.
Completion Reported the Same Day
Note that your insurance continuing education course credits will be reported directly to the New York Department of Financial Services on the same day you complete the training. So, we’ve got you covered when you’re trying to complete your training quickly.
BetterCE Is Here to Help With Your Insurance Continuing Education
We’re confident that the continuing education you need to renew or reinstate your license is easily accessible through our website. If not, call our office, and we’ll happily assist you.
At BetterCE, we provide more than the most convenient and affordable solution for insurance continuing education. Our agent support services are provided by experienced insurance licensing professionals who have helped thousands of agents easily navigate the renewal process.
Have a question or need assistance? Phone 1-888-501-7330 for our customer care team. We also respond to emails as well as via our Contact Form. On our contact page, you can also sign up for convenient license renewal reminders so that you never have to deal with an expired license.