Insurance Producer Licensing FAQs
Many providers offer continuing education classes online. Information regarding online continuing education classes can be found here.
As of November 2, 2020, there is no longer a requirement that a monitor be present to take an online continuing education exam.
Prelicensing exams for Life, Accident and Health and for Property and Casualty can be taken online. Additional information is available at: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/web/guest-applications/prelicensing-providers.
No. On November 2, 2020, DFS eliminated 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. Insurance producers are still required to take an exam at the conclusion of a self-study continuing education course or online prelicensing course as set forth in the Continuing Education Criteria and Prelicensing Criteria.
The Continuing Education Criteria and Prelicensing Criteria, which have been revised to reflect the elimination of the monitor requirement, can be found on the DFS website at https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/insurance_education_providers/continuing_ed and https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/insurance_education_providers/prelicensing.
Starting June 15, 2020, insurance producer candidates can sign up for remote online proctored testing for all 28 New York insurance licensing exams. Remote testing will allow candidates to take the exams at a location of their choice, including their home or office. The exams will continue to be available for in-person testing at testing centers as well. Remote examinations can be scheduled during the day, in the evening, or on weekends. Candidates’ computers must be compatible with the testing requirements to take the exam. Please visit the PSI website at www.psionline.com/contact/ to sign up for a remote insurance examination slot and for additional information.
Yes. Insurance producer licenses can be renewed at: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/agents_and_brokers/renewal_of_license
Please visit the licensee self-service portal to check continuing education and licensing status: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/nylinxext/.
Additional information can be found on the DFS website at: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/coronavirus/producer_licensing_faqs.Additional information about insurance producer licensing can be found on the DFS website at: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/agents_and_brokers/renewal_of_license