The process for getting an insurance license can be confusing to someone just entering the industry. Every state handles licensing a little differently, so it’s important to be mindful that you are following the directions from the state in which you want to get licensed. Follow these three steps to get your insurance license in New York.
To get an insurance license in New York, you must complete prelicensing education hours. The number of hours varies by license. Check out the state requirements page for an up-to-date breakdown of the number of hours required for your license.
Once you complete your education and pass the class exam, you’ll receive a school certificate. Although you will not be required to show a completion certificate of your education at the exam, you will need it to complete your license application.
Once you’ve completed your required education, you are able to take your New York insurance license exam. To schedule an exam, you’ll need to go through Prometric directly. To further prepare yourself for the exam, take advantage of Kaplan’s insurance licensing exam prep education.
Once you’ve passed the insurance licensing exam in New York, you will need to submit your license application to the Department of Financial Services, along with any required paperwork. You will need to wait 48 hours after passing the exam to apply to allow enough time for exam processing.
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