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Introducing Big I NY Pre-licensing!

Do you have an employee ready to take their career to the next level? Help them get started with our pre-licensing program - no monitor required for exams! We're happy to offer the following courses:

Property and Casualty (P+C) - Starting 3/9/2021   Register Now

  • 12 day program (all 12 classes are mandatory)
  • All online – no travel required!
  • Successfully complete the class and pass our course exam in order to sit for New York State's P+C license exam

Personal Lines Only - Starting 3/9/2021   Register Now

  • 6 day program (attend the first six days of our P+C class)
  • All online – no travel required!
  • Take a 50-question course exam at the end of the sixth day
Life, Accident & Health – Coming Spring 2021!

You will have two attempts to pass the course exam within a four hour window that opens immediately at the end of the applicable class. A grade of 70% is required to gain a passing credit.

If you can't wait for our next program start date, click here for classes. 
If you're not a member (you should be!)  
click here.


Licensing

Property & Casualty
Agent License (requires 90 hours classroom) - APPLICATION
Broker License (requires 90 hours classroom OR "Statement of Employer") - APPLICATION
New! Online instruction has been approved in NYS - VISIT WEBSITE

Life/Accident/Health
Agent License (requires 40 hours classroom) - APPLICATION
Broker License (requires 40 hours of classroom OR "Statement of Employer") - APPLICATION
New! Online instruction has been approved in NYS - VISIT WEBSITE

Exam Testing

Exam Simulator - The Exam Simulator is a Windows-based computer program available via an online access code that simulates the Property & Casualty or Life/Accident & Health state exams as a supplement to classroom instruction and/or self-study materials. ORDER ONLINE

PSI- Administers all licensing examinations for the Department of Financial Services. Exam reservations and payment can be made with PSI online under the Government/State Licensing Agencies Tab.  VISIT WEBSITE

The Department of Financial Services offers some great FAQs on:

Renewing Your License



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Have more questions? Contact Jim:

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Jim Lombardo, CPCU, AAI, AIM, MBA
AVP of Learning & Development
jlombardo@biginy.org
800.962.7950 EXT: 226

FAQ:

When does your individual license expire?
If you were born in an even numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an even numbered year. If you were born in an odd numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an odd numbered year. The effective and expiration dates appear on all licenses.

When does your business entity license expire?
In 2018, the New York State Legislature and the governor enacted into law a bill that Big I New York wrote. The law, which took effect on July 1, 2019, changes the expiration dates for insurance agent and broker licenses issued to business entities. It establishes one date on which an agency or brokerage's licenses will expire – June 30 of odd-numbered years.  The new law means that all licenses issued to business entities on and after July 1, 2019 will expire on June 30 in odd-numbered years. 

You can also visit the Licensing page of our Answer Center!