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Big I NY is your go-to source for 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:

Life, Accident & Health
  • 5 day program (all 5 classes are mandatory)
Property and Casualty (P&C)
  • 14 day program (all 14 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

  • 8 day program (attend the first eight days of our P+C class)
  • All online – no travel required!
  • Successfully complete the class and pass our course exax in order to sit for New York State's Personal Lines license exam

You will have two attempts to pass the course exam within a 3 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.


Property & Casualty
Agent License (requires 90 hours classroom) - APPLICATION
Broker License (requires 90 hours classroom OR "Statement of Employer") - APPLICATION

Agent License (requires 40 hours classroom) - APPLICATION
Broker License (requires 40 hours of classroom OR "Statement of Employer") - APPLICATION

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


Have more questions? Contact Jim:

Jim Lombardo, CPCU, AAI, AIM, MBA
AVP of Learning & Development
800.962.7950 EXT: 226


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?
All business licenses expire on June 30 of odd-numbered years. If you have an Individual license in good standing, your individual CE requirements will cover your corporate CE requirements.

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