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Self Study CE

Sometimes your busy schedule makes attending a scheduled live class or webinar impossible, and we understand that. We are pleased to offer our members the option to earn CE in a self-study format from these reputable companies at special Big I New York member pricing!



WebCE brings you quality online insurance continuing education courses with a state-of the-art system and amazing customer service. They are approved for CE in NYS if you pass the monitored exam.

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CEU is a business unit of The Institutes, and offers an option to earn CE through an online, interactive multi-media course format. They are approved for CE in NYS if you pass the monitored exam.

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Q: Which courses must I take to satisfy my continuing education requirements?

A: As a licensee you must complete 15 credits of Continuing Education (CE) during each two year licensing period. All courses must be completed through a Provider Organization (Provider) approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services.

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has formally adopted a rule imposing new continuing education course requirements on insurance producers and adjusters. If your license is due to renew on or after next April 1, you must take the required coursework in order to renew. 

The regulation will take effect on Nov. 12 and applies to licenses renewing on and after April 1, 2022. An agent or broker will be unable to renew a license unless their 15 hours of continuing education include:

  • At least one hour of courses on the provisions of New York insurance law and regulations
  • At least one hour of courses on ethics and professionalism
  • At least one hour of courses on "implicit and explicit bias; equal access to justice; serving a diverse population; diversity and inclusion initiatives in the insurance industry; and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with clients, potential clients, or other members of the public."
  • For all property-casualty licensed producers, at least one hour of courses on  the sale of flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • For producers who sell coverage through the NFIP, at least three hours of enhanced flood insurance instruction

Courses are offered in either the classroom/speech/seminar method of instruction (indicated by an NYCR approval number) or the self-study (textbook or internet) method of instruction (indicated by an NYCS approval number).

If you are a sublicensee on a corporate license, the CE requirement deadline for all types of agent and broker licenses is June 30 of odd-numbered years.


Need to schedule an exam?

If you are located in Central New York, Big I NY is a state-approved monitor for online and paper CE exams. Call us at 800.962.7950 and press 3 for the Education Department to schedule your exam! Not located in Central New York? Click here to find a local state-approved monitor in your area.

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

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