Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance Continuing Education Information

What is Continuing Education (CE)?


Continuing education programs are educational opportunities, made up of short courses, that are offered to individuals who have left the formal education system.




Why is Continuing Education (CE) required?


Continuing Education (CE) must be finished before the relicensing or renewal application is processed. The completion of CE is mandated by the State of New York for anyone wishing to submit a relicensing or renewal form. A licensee is required to complete 15 credits of CE during each two year licensing period.




When does my license expire? When can I renew it?


Effective and expiration dates can be found on all licenses. For further licensing information, please visit: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/nylinxext/elsearch.alice. You can renew your license within 180 days of the expiration date on the license.




Do I have to complete all of my Continuing Education (CE) credits to renew or reinstate my license?


Yes. All the required CE credits must be completed in order to renew or reinstate the license. It is your responsibility to maintain the course completion documents that were given to you at the time and place of where you took your CE course.




If my license is expired, how can I reinstate it?


In the case that your license expired more than two years ago, you need to retake the exam and submit the same application and fee. In the case that your license expired within the last two years, then you can relicense it at: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/relic.htm. This applies to all New York State residents.





Insurance Continuing Education Information

What is Continuing Education (CE)?


Continuing education programs are educational opportunities, made up of short courses, that are offered to individuals who have left the formal education system.




Why is Continuing Education (CE) required?


Continuing Education (CE) must be finished before the relicensing or renewal application is processed. The completion of CE is mandated by the State of New York for anyone wishing to submit a relicensing or renewal form. A licensee is required to complete 15 credits of CE during each two year licensing period.




When does my license expire? When can I renew it?


Effective and expiration dates can be found on all licenses. For further licensing information, please visit: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/nylinxext/elsearch.alice. You can renew your license within 180 days of the expiration date on the license.




Do I have to complete all of my Continuing Education (CE) credits to renew or reinstate my license?


Yes. All the required CE credits must be completed in order to renew or reinstate the license. It is your responsibility to maintain the course completion documents that were given to you at the time and place of where you took your CE course.




If my license is expired, how can I reinstate it?


In the case that your license expired more than two years ago, you need to retake the exam and submit the same application and fee. In the case that your license expired within the last two years, then you can relicense it at: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/relic.htm. This applies to all New York State residents.





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