The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

License Status

Insurance Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 15 hours are required biennially for a single license.
  • 30 hours are required biennially for a dual license.

State Specific Insurance CE Courses

  • Courses must be approved for lines of insurance for which license is held.
  • Effective for Licenses expiring on or after April 1st, 2022: Included in the 15 credits of CE required to renew an insurance license producers must complete 1-hour of Diversity, Inclusion, & Elimination of Bias, 1-hour of Ethics and Professionalism, & 1-hour of Insurance Law.
  • Flood Insurance Instruction (NFIP): All New York licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a 1-hour requirement on flood insurance instruction if the licensee is licensed to sell one or more lines of P/C insurance.
    • Enhanced Flood Insurance Instruction (NFIP): All New York licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a 3-hour requirement on flood insurance instruction if the licensee sells flood insurance through the NFIP.
  • LH/PC-Combined licensees must complete the full CE requirement in courses approved for LH and the full CE requirement for PC.  
    • Courses that are approved for P/C and L/H may be applied to the L/H requirement & the P/C requirement, if taken within the biennial licensing period.

Insurance Continuing Education Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees

  • Licenses expire on the Agent’s date of birth.
  • Agents born in even years will renew in even years and Agents born in odd years will renew in odd years. A newly issues license will be between 24 and 48 months duration.

Insurance Continuing Education Types of Courses Accepted

  • Licenses expire on the Agent’s date of birth.
  • Agents born in even years will renew in even years and Agents born in odd years will renew in odd years. A newly issues license will be between 24 and 48 months duration.

Monitor Requirements

  • Self-study final exams are not required to be monitored.

Reporting to Your State

  • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day afterreceiving affidavit completed by you and your monitor along with your monitor’s Monitor Approval Document.

Insurance Continuing Education Carryover Hours & Course Repetition

  • No excess CE credit hours may be carried over to the next renewal period.
  • An agent cannot repeat a course taken beginning with the licenses renewing on or after 2/01/2009.

Insurance Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Individuals who have a limited line license for which an exam is not required in New York.
  • Are there any exemptions from Continuing Education requirements?
  • Currently, there is no CE requirement for renewal of Independent Adjuster, Bail Bond, Mortgage Guarantee, or Re-insurance Intermediary licenses. Holders of all other licenses must complete the CE requirement as a condition of renewing those licenses.
  • Circular Letter No. 8 (2003) provides for the exemption from CE requirements for those licensees currently serving active military duty.
  • Non-residents do not need to complete CE. Certify completion of CE in home state on the online license renewal.

Method to Certify Completion

  • For Most States you will be able to print your certificate of completion online once you have completed your exam.
  • We usually report to the State Department of Insurance or regulatory board by the next business day.
  • It may, however, take your State DOI or regulatory board up to 30 days to report your completion results on their systems.
  • As an added service, we can Rapidly Report all of your completed courses the same business day (per credit order) for only $25

Nonresidents

  • Initial LTC Requirement:  A non-resident producer must complete a one-time 8-hour LTC program receiving a New York Partnership Certification; a prerequisite course (online) and a 4-hour course provided by Partnership staff (classroom) must be completed. 
  • On-going LTC Requirement: Any producer that wishes to continue selling, soliciting or negotiating  LTC products in New York are required to keep their NY Life & Health license up-to-date and in good standing. 

Department of Insurance Contact Information:

New York State Insurance Department
Licensing Bureau

1 Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
PHONE: (518) 474-6400 

EMAIL: licensing@dfs.ny.gov

State Website: www.dfs.ny.gov

For a listing of the State Departments of Insurance websites provided by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners),

Please go to: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.