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​​NOTICE: Governor Cuomo signed Big I NY's bill to simplify the license renewal process for agents and brokers. Now instead of three separate dates, all agent and broker business licenses will renew on the same date every two years. Click here for more info.​

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.


Have more questions? Contact Mary:

Mary Byrnes, AAI-M, AU
Director of Education
Phone: 800.962.7950 EXT: 215​​

You can also visit the Licensing page of our Answer Center!
Property & Casualty
Agent License (requires 90 hours classroom) - Application
Broker License (requires 90 hours classroom OR "Statment of Employer"​) - Application
New! Online instruction has been approved in NYS - Visit Website

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

Prometric - Administers all licensing examinations for the Department of Financial Services. Exam reservations and payment can be made with Prometric online. VISIT WEBSITE

The Department of Financial Services offers some great FAQs on:

Renewing Your License


Other Types of Licenses