Renew a License

A license must be renewed online 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, a renewal application will not be available until you have been appointed by at least one New York licensed insurance company.

Continuing Education

If continuing education (CE) is required to renew your license, you must complete the CE requirement prior to submitting your renewal application. New York resident licensees must complete courses offered by a Department-approved provider organization. Courses may be offered in a classroom setting, via webinar, or as self-study with a textbook or online self-study.

Please note: In 2021, the Department amended Part 20 of the NYCRR (Regulations 9, 18 and 29), mandating the completion of certain courses to renew an insurance license. Of the 15 credit hours of instruction required in accordance with Insurance Law Section 2132, the licensee shall satisfactorily complete courses or programs that provide:

  1. at least one hour of Insurance Law instruction.
  2. at least one hour of ethics and professionalism instruction.
  3. at least one hour of diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias instruction.
  4. at least one hour of flood insurance instruction if the licensee is licensed to sell one or more lines of property/casualty insurance, and
  5. at least three hours of enhanced flood insurance instruction if the licensee sells flood insurance through the NFIP.

CE is not required for a non-resident licensee if they are currently compliant in their home state.

Renewing Now

The following license classes can now renew:

Renewal applications are available online only.

To get started, sign into NY LINX:

NY LINX

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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 is issued. The notification will include instructions on how to obtain your license number and print your license.
  • You can check the status of your license at any time by using our Producer/Licensee Search.

Contact Us

If you have a problem or need help, email [email protected].

If you do not think a renewal application went through, call (518) 474-6600 before processing it a second time.