New York Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

NEW YORK INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • New York requires potential agents to take and complete a state approved prelicensing course before taking their licensing exam.

LICENSING EXAM INFORMATION

  • The exam is multiple choice and is given on a computer

EXAM FEE

  • $40

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

New York Personal Lines Insurance

  • 100 questions

New York Property and Casualty Insurance

  • 150 questions

New York Life, Health and Accident

  • 150 questions

New York Life Only

  • 100 questions

New York Health and Accident Only

  • 100 questions

EXAM LOCATIONS

Computerized exams are given at Prometric Testing Centers Monday-Saturday and select locations on Sunday

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY LICENSE?

For questions regarding how to obtain a license after the examination has been passed, candidates should contact the New York Department of Financial Services at (518) 474-6630 or visit them online here.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST CENTER THE DAY OF MY INSURANCE EXAM?

Testing vendors will often ask for proof of Pre-License Education. It is therefore crucial that you bring your Certificate of Completion to the testing site. You cannot take anything into the test room with you other than what the proctor provides you. You will be able to leave your personal belongings in a locker in the testing center waiting room. They will provide you with a pen/pencil, scratch paper, and a basic function calculator at the test site.

IF I DON'T PASS IS THERE ANY WAITING PERIOD THAT APPLIES BEFORE I CAN RETAKE THE INSURANCE EXAM?

This computerized exam is scored immediately upon completion of the exam. If a candidate fails to score at least 70% on the exam, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake the exam. There is no limit to how many times a candidate may take the retake the exam. Examination results are valid for two years from the date of examination.