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Mar 25
​News from NYS DFS Regarding CE, License Renewals and Exams
  • The NYS DFS is ​temporarily allowing self-monitoring of exams (waiving the requirement to have a monitor present).​​
  • An increased number of online CE courses are available, and the monitoring requirement is temporarily waived.
  • The NYS DFS is allowing agents and brokers in danger of having their license expire, to renew without having the required CE in place.

Today, Big I NY received the following communication:

“In response to the current public health threat the Covid-19 virus presents to the general public, New York State Department of Financial Services Licensing Services is implementing temporary emergency procedures in regards to insurance continuing education testing and license renewal.

Effective immediately the requirement to have an approved monitor present when taking the course final exam has been waived.  Approved course providers who offer online learning are permitted to amend their course procedures to allow licensees to access the final exam without being in the presence of an approved monitor or providing a valid monitor approval number.  The integrity of the course as well as the exam should still be maintained by requiring that the learner log in and take the course as normal; course completion documents and roster reporting should still be submitted as usual."


We have approved webinars which do not require classroom exposure or a monitored exam.

Online CE is available and we have temporarily waived the monitored examination requirement so you can get credits without any exposure.

Lastly, for licensees in danger of expiring the system will allow you to renew without the CE in place. However, licensees are expected to make up the CE within a reasonable time period after this crisis has passed.”

Big I NY is here to assist you and your staff during these crazy times. If you have any questions or concerns about this and/or would like to discuss it further, please contact our education department at edu@biginy.org​ or call 1-800-962-7950 and our team would be happy to chat with you.

We have many upcoming webinars that you can take from your home, desk or office. 

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