Temporary Relief Measures Regarding Continuing Education Requirements

In response to the current public health threat related to the Covid-19 virus, the Department of Financial Services Licensing Services is implementing temporary emergency procedures in regards to insurance continuing education course offerings. Effective immediately:

  • providers offering classroom courses can now offer these courses via webinar or teleconferencing without additional approvals
  • the requirement for a monitor to be present when taking a self-study course final exam is temporarily waived

 

To find a list of approved continuing education providers go to: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/web/guest-applications/continuing-education-provider-search on this website. Providers designated with (I) are offering on-line courses; providers designated with (W) are offering webinars. If you need additional assistance, Please contact us at [email protected]

Continuing Education

After your license has been renewed the first time, continuing education (CE) will always be required upon subsequent renewal or re-licensing applications. Credits must be accumulated during the renewal period, which begins with the effective date of the license. CE must be completed before processing the renewal or relicensing application.

In the case of relicensing, you may use credits accumulated in the previous renewal period, plus any completed up to the date that the re-licensing application is completed.

Required Credits

As a licensee you must complete 15 credits of Continuing Education (CE) during each two year licensing period. All courses must be completed through a Provider Organization approved by DFS. Courses are offered in either the classroom/speech/seminar method of instruction (indicated by and NYCR approval number) or the self-study (textbook or internet) method of instruction (indicated by an NYCS approval number). You are allowed to take any course that is approved for your specific class of license.

Providers, Courses and Exam Monitors

Licensed producers and public adjusters looking to satisfy the statutory continuing education requirement may search our database of scheduled classroom/speech seminar courses and receive date, time and class location and contact details based on information filed by Approved Provider Organizations. Information is only provided for courses that are open to the public.

You may also search for a self-study/internet course, as well as an Approved Monitor for the required final exam. Your search results will provide important details about the course and the Approved Provider Organization.

You are responsible for contacting the provider directly to determine availability and register for the courses that you have found in your search.

To search for an approved provider, a course, or an approved exam monitor use the DFS Portal:

(You may need to disable any "pop-up" prevention software you have running before using this application.)

Contact Us

If you are experiencing technical problems using this application or need additional assistance, email the Education Unit at [email protected] or call (800) 342-3736 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM). Local calls can be made to (212) 480-6400 or (518) 474-6600.