Department of Financial Services Announces Remote Online Insurance Licensing Exam Option

DFS Will Now Offer Insurance Licensing Exams Remotely Through its Examination Vendor PSI

Candidates Can go to PSI’s Website to Schedule an Online Exam Beginning June 15th

Press Release 

June 11, 2020 

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES REMOTE ONLINE INSURANCE LICENSING EXAM OPTION 

DFS Will Now Offer Insurance Licensing Exams Remotely Through its Examination Vendor PSI 

Candidates Can go to PSI’s Website to Schedule an Online Exam Beginning June 15th  

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today announced that remote online proctored testing will be available starting June 15th for all 28 New York insurance licensing exams. Most testing centers in the State have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Online testing will allow candidates to take the exams at a testing center or any other location of their choice, including their home or office. This option is available to all candidates.

“DFS is pleased to provide more flexibility to insurance license candidates, particularly in light of existing COVID-19 social distancing restrictions,” said Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell. “This is one of many ways DFS is leveraging technology to support the insurance industry.” 

In 2019 alone, PSI administered 36,389 insurance licensing exams.  Given this volume and in light of COVID-19 social distancing measures, online exams will increase testing accessibility for all candidates.   

Candidates can go to the PSI website at www.psionline.com/contact/ to sign up for a remote insurance examination slot and for additional information. Candidates’ computers must be compatible with the testing requirements to take the exam. Examinations can be scheduled during the day, as well as in the evening and on weekends. 

List of Insurance Licensing Exams Available Starting June 15th:

  • Life Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Accident and Health Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Personal Lines Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Property Casualty Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Consultant
  • Property Casualty Insurance Consultant
  • Bail Bond Agent
  • Mortgage Guaranty Agent
  • Public Adjuster
  • Independent Accident and Health Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Fire Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Casualty Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Automobile Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Aviation Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Fidelity and Surety Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent Inland Marine Insurance Adjuster
  • Independent General Adjuster
  • Independent Automobile Damage and Theft Appraisal Adjuster
  • Independent Motor Vehicle No-fault and Workers’ Compensation Health Services Adjuster
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Laws and Regulations
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Laws and Regulations
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent/Broker (Spanish)
  • Accident and Health Insurance Agent/Broker (Spanish)
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Agent/Broker (Spanish)
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Laws and Regulations (Spanish)
  • Life Settlement Broker
  • Title Insurance Agent

 

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