Renew a License
Note: In accordance with Insurance Circular Letter No. 9 (2020), Supplement No. 1 to Insurance Circular Letter No. 9 (2020), Supplement No. 2 to Insurance Circular Letter No. 9 (2020), and Supplement No. 3 to Insurance Circular Letter No. 9 (2020), the suspension of the expiration of all individual producer licenses ceased effective September 6, 2020. If your license was scheduled to expire between March 25, 2020 and September 6, 2020 and you did not submit a renewal application prior to September 7, 2020, your license has expired. You must submit a relicensing application to reinstate your license.
If continuing education (CE) was required to renew your license, you must fulfill those CE requirements prior to submitting a relicensing application. Approved providers continue to offer courses online or as webinars. You can find a list of approved providers at: Continuing Education Provider Search. Providers designated with (I) are offering on-line courses; providers designated with (W) are offering webinars.
The requirement that a monitor be present when an insurance producer takes an exam at the conclusion of either a continuing education or prelicensing course was eliminated on November 2, 2020.
A license must be renewed prior to its expiration date or it will expire. If your status as an agent is currently “inactive,” and has been “inactive” for more than 2 years, you will not be eligible to renew until a licensed insurance company processes an appointment on your behalf.
Individual/TBA Producers with licenses expiring on their birthday can renew their license up to 180 days prior to the expiration date.
The SR – Service Contract Registration licenses expiring on 02/28/2021 are available to renew via the DFS Portal
The C1 – Life Consultant entity licenses expiring on 03/31/2021 are available to renew via the DFS Portal
To renew a license, visit the Renewal Application on the DFS Portal:
Browsers and Blockers:
- Use a supported browser: The latest version plus one previous of IE, FF, Chrome and Safari, are supported.
- Disable “Pop-up Blocker” setting in your browser before using DFS portal applications.
- Maintenance: The application may be unavailable daily from 7:30am to 7:45am for scheduled maintenance.
- Applications may not be compatible with cell phones, tablets or other mobile devices.
Printing a License
Once you have processed a renewal for a particular license, it is not necessary for that renewal to be processed again.
You will be notified when your license has been issued. The notification will include instructions on how to obtain your license number and print your license. You can check on the status of your license at any time by visiting our Producer/Licensee Search.
If you are experiencing technical problems or need help, email us at [email protected]. And again, If you do not think the renewal application went through please call (518) 474-6600 before processing it a second time.