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New York Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Required CE Hours for Renewal in New York

  • All Licenses

    • 15 CE hours every 2 year renewal term.

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • License term is every two years in even numbered or odd numbered years based upon the agents birth date.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Classroom
  • Seminar
  • Independent Self-study
  • Online courses

Final Exam

  • Final is to be monitored by a state approved monitor.
  • Final exam is closed book.
  • Must answer at least 70% of the questions correct to pass.

Carryover CE Hours

  • CE credits are not allowed to be carried over to he new renewal period.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may not be taken more than once ever.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file.

CE Exemptions

  • Agents who hold a independent adjuster licence, bail bond license, or a mortgage guarantee license.
  • Agents who are on active military duty.
  • Nonresident agents who meet the CE credits and are in good standing in their home state.

New York State Insurance Department

New York State Insurance Department
Producer Licensing: 518-474-6630
Fax: 518-474-5048

Mailing Address
New York State Insurance Department
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
Web Site: New York State Insurance Department
The information provided is only intended to be general summary information to insurance agents/brokers. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. All efforts have been made to ensure that this information is correct and current. FastrackCE and its employees take no responsibility that this information is correct and current.