Continuing Education Requirement

In accordance with Insurance Law Section 2132, 15 credits of continuing education (CE) are required to renew or to relicense certain insurance licenses. CE will be required once the license has been in effect for more than 2 years and for every subsequent renewal or relicensing. Credits must be accumulated during the licensing period, which begins with the effective date of the license. In the case of relicensing, you may use credits accumulated in the previous licensing period, plus any completed up to the date that the re-licensing application is submitted.

CE must be completed before submitting the renewal or relicensing application.

Course and or Provider Search

To satisfy the CE requirement you must take an approved course offered by a NY approved Provider Organization (Provider).

Providers offer courses covering insurance topics, such as life insurance or property insurance, that are applicable to specific license types and topics such as ethics and NY laws and regulations that are common to all license types. You may take any course that is approved for your specific class of license.

Courses may be offered in the classroom, via webinar or by self-directed study, either online or via textbook. If you choose to complete a self-study course, you must take and pass a final exam to receive credit.

NOTE: Effective November 2, 2020, the requirement that a monitor be present when taking the exam was eliminated.

You can find Provider contact information using the Continuing Education Provider Search on the DFS portal.

To find an approved classroom/seminar course being offered in your area, a webinar offering or a self-study course use the Continuing Education Course Search on the DFS Portal. Please contact the provider directly to determine availability and to register for the course.

Access the DFS Portal here:

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Contact Us

If you 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.