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New York Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (518) 474-6630
Website: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/

Non Resident Licensing Information: New York Non-Resident License Application

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FAQs

Depending on what type of insurance agent you want to be or what types of policies you need to sell, you will need to choose what type or types of insurance licenses you need to get. After you’ve determined which licenses you need, you must now take your New York insurance pre-license education courses. The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each combined line of insurance you wish to carry. Life, Accident, & Health (LA&H) and Property & Casualty (P&C) are a total of four lines, but the licenses and exams are presented at two combined lines.

Once you have completed your exams, you are now ready to apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you have passed the exam for, be sure to apply for all of those lines. Once you have submitted your application and have filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check from the application will also be reviewed.

You’ll need to first take and pass the New York Insurance Adjuster License exam. Depending on the lines of authority you wish to carry, you may need to take more than one exam. The State of New York requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. You must make your fingerprinting reservations through IdentoGO. When prompted to enter the code, use 1544S3. Appointments can be made on their website or by phone at (877) 472-6915. A bond in the amount of $1,000 must be submitted with your application. It must cover the licensing period from the date issued to the expiration date. Once you have completed your exams and fingerprinting, you are now ready to apply for your license.

The fee for an application is $100 for a full year while $50 for a half year. Once you have submitted your application and have completed all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. This process generally takes about sixty to ninety (60-90) days. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

In the state of New York, it is required that all resident individual licensees complete fifteen (15) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period.  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. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

A license must be renewed prior to its expiration date or it will expire. Additionally, continuing education is required to renew your license. These continuing education requirements must be completed prior to submitting your renewal application. Courses may be offered in a classroom setting, as a webinar or self-study.

There is a fee of $80 per application to renew your license in the state of New York.

Non-residents who hold valid licenses outside New York may apply through NIPR for a New York non-resident license. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

New York is not reciprocal with any state. To become a licensed adjuster in New York you must take a state exam. Therefore your license is subject to all terms found in the New York resident adjuster license renewal.

Resident adjuster renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date. In New York, you are not required to complete hours of continuing education (CE) to upkeep your adjuster license.

There is an $80 fee to renew your New York adjuster license. You can renew your New York adjuster license online through an application on the New York Insurance Department’s website.

New York adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date. The expiration date of your license is set as the last day of your birth month.

In New York, you are not required to complete hours of continuing education (CE) to upkeep your adjuster license.

There is an $80 fee to renew your New York adjuster license. You can renew your New York adjuster license online through an application on the New York Insurance Department’s website.

After you have completed your renewal application, the New York Insurance Department will email you to let you know that your license renewal has either been approved or to let you know if you need to supply additional documentation.

*State specific rules and regulations can change. Please be sure to visit NIPR or the state’s website for the latest information.