The New York Department of Financial Services will issue an insurance license to individuals who:

  • Are at least eighteen (18) years old
  • Have completed an approved prelicensing education course designated for the particular exam/license applied for
  • Have passed the proper licensing examination
  • Have completed a Fingerprint Background Check
  • Have submitted a completed online application with appropriate fee
  • Meets all other applicable license requirements
  • Submits proof of citizenship
  • Have not committed an act for which a license may be denied, see here