If you are preparing for an Insurance license, click on your state.  If you are preparing for a Securities license (ie: Series 6 or 63), click the Securities button.

The provider of record for courses offered by Prelicense.com in the State of New York is WebCE, Inc. (NY Provider Code 73875).
Monitor Requirement:  Exam to be monitored by a Monitor approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services.  Click to view approved New York Monitor List.  The Student is responsible for contacting an approved monitor and scheduling the course Final Exam with that person. If the monitor charges a fee, the student is responsible for paying the fee.

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New York PreLicensing Requirements 

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident New York state insurance agent license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain principal place of residency or business in New York
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination
  • File a license application within two years of passing the examination

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

 Applicants must complete prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:

Prelicense Final Exam must be monitored by a state-approved monitor.

NY provider school code for WebCE, Inc. is 73875.

Life – 20

Accident And Health – 20

Life, Accident and Health – 40

Property and Casualty – 90

Personal Lines- 40

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the New York State Insurance Department Candidate Information Bulletin which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

PLE Course Delivery

  • Per New York PLE requirements, applicants are required to complete all of the lessons in the prelicense education course sequentially before they can be issued a certificate of completion.
  • Applicants must read each lesson and pass the end-of-chapter quizzes with a 70% or higher to proceed to the next lesson.

PLE Course Exam

  • Passing Score:  Applicants must pass the PLE final exam with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements:  PreLicense.com final exams must be taken without assistance or reference material and under the supervision of a Department-approved monitor. Click here for a complete list of NY Insurance Department-approved monitors. Students are responsible for contacting an approved monitor and scheduling the course Final Exam with that person.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course and Final Exam, PreLicense.com will e-mail your certificate of completion to you.  An applicant must meet New York’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued. The certificate is good for a lifetime and evidence that you successfully completed the course.  Evidence that you possess a school certificate must be presented when you submit a license application.


License Application Process

1. Prelicensing education is mandatory to become a producer  in the State of New York

2. State Exam Reservation: You can make an exam reservation online at prometric.com or by calling (800) 324-7147.


Material required at Test Center:

- Bring two forms of Signed identification

o Government Issued ID ( example: Driver’s license, Passport, or Military ID)

o PLE Certificate of Completion (note: if submitting license application electronically, you must attest to completing the PLE requirements and provide the school code number listed on the certificate)

Exam Format:

- Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.

- The passing score required on each exam is 70%. 

3. Fingerprinting Process : There are no fingerprint requirements in New York for agents.

4. Online Application: Apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.

-  Before applying online, please allow 1 to 3 business days after passing the required examination.

-  Original passing exam score report, dated within 2 years prior to applying (paper applications only)

-  Company appointment submitted electronically to the Department.  Applicants can be submitted without an appointment, but an appointment must be made 15 days from either the date an agency contract is executed with the insurance company or the first insurance application is submitted to the company.

5. Print License:

The Department no longer automatically mails paper licenses. Licenses are generated in PDF format. Applicant should print a license as soon as it is issued, by accessing the Electronic License Request. To log in, the license number is required.

Use our Producer/Licensee Search to determine if the license has been issued and to view the license number.

Once a license has been printed once, there is a $15.00 duplicate license fee for any future printing requests.

New Resident Producer Requirements

New residents currently licensed in another state or have been licensed in another state may waive the education and exam requirements by submitting the New York resident license application with a currently dated Letter of Certification or letter of Clearance from the former home state.  The Letter of Certification or Letter of Clearance must indicate that the applicant has been licensed in the areas of insurance that is being applied for in New York and that the license has been in good standing within the last 90 days.

New residents who move to New York from another state who hold a New York nonresident license will only be required to change their address on the New York State Insurance Department website and select New York as their home state.  Or applicants may submit an address change form along with a written statement to switch the home state to New York.

Application Process

Materials Needed to Apply

Application for Individual Resident License and appropriate fees

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a New York producer license, without having to complete the prelicense education requirement as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state and hold an equivalent license for same line of authority.

Application Process

Materials Needed to Apply

Application for Individual Resident License and appropriate fees

Certification from home state if license information is not included in the National Producer Database

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in New York for agents.

Contact Information

New York State Insurance Department
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
Phone: (518) 474-6630
[email protected]
Website:  http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/dfs_insurance.htm

Phone:  (800) 324-7147
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The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.

PreLicense.com Course Features Enhance the Exam Prep Experience

Prepare for your state insurance license exam with confidence. Engaging course features enhance the PreLicense.com study experience by reinforcing key points that are essential for passing the license exam:

  • State-tailored courses cover the topics you need to know to pass your state’s license exam – and nothing more.
  • Video introductions and summaries to each lesson reinforce key test points
  • Dynamic glossary works two ways:
    • Click Glossary on the course menu bar and get fast access to hundreds of insurance terms and definitions
    • Place the cursor over any highlighted word in the lesson for an instant pop-up definition
  • Search for any word or phrase in the course quickly with the easy-access Search feature.
  • Practice makes perfect! Check your knowledge and sharpen your test skills with end-of-lesson quizzes and an end-of-course mastery exam. Immediate scoring helps you pinpoint subjects or topics that may require additional study.
  • Simulate your state exam. Included with every PreLicense.com course is State Exam Tutor®, a powerful diagnostic testing tool that provides unlimited customizable practice exams and complete state exam simulations.
  • Drill and practice your knowledge of key insurance terms with Flash Tutor® flashcards, a unique study aid that gives you more than just terms and definitions. Included with every PreLicense.com course.