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New York PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

PreLicense Exam Prep Provider Number: 73875

New York PreLicense Education 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

Required New York PreLicense Exam Prep Hours

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 Only – 20
  • Accident & Health – 20
  • Life, Accident & Health – 40
  • Property and Casualty – 90
  • Personal Lines – 40
Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of New York Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

New York PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense 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.

New York PreLicense Exam Prep Exam Requirements

Prelicense 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. View the 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.

Reporting and New York PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

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.

State Reporting Requirements

New York Department of Insurance does not require Prelicense course completions to be reported

New York PreLicense Application Process

Resident License Application Process

  1. Complete Prelicense Education: 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 www.prometric.com or by calling (800) 324-7147

    Materials Required at Test Center: Bring two forms of Signed identification
    • Government Issued ID ( example: Driver’s license, Passport, or Military ID)
    • 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. File License Application: Apply for your license by completing an online application at 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.

Transfer New York PreLicense Application Process

Transfer 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.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Submit your license application online

Apply by Paper: Individual Life/Accident and Health Application

Materials Needed to Apply: Application for Individual Resident License and appropriate fees

Non-Resident New York PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License 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 the same line of authority.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Submit your license application online

Apply by Paper: Individual Life/Accident and Health Application

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.

New York PreLicense Contact Info

New York State Insurance Department

Prometric


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.