Take the Fast Track to Insurance Certification
Prepare to take New York's certifying exams with our short-term, non-credit insurance career courses. The state exam is a key step to earning your insurance license. Get started in insurance or take your professional experience further.
different certifications you can choose from
step toward your state insurance license
of insurance workers earn over over $160K
What You'll Study in Our Insurance Certification Program
Insurance draws people who are service-oriented, empathetic, and patient, and comfortable with computers. While our program doesn't require a high school diploma, most insurance jobs go to high school or college grads.
Our self-paced, online courses are ideal for working adults. Focus on health, life, property and other types of insurance. Learn about types of policies, policy provisions and state regulations.
Once you complete one or more courses, you'll be eligible to take state certifying exams.REGISTER
Health insurance basics, policies and provisions and state regulations
Focus on life insurance, including policies, annuities, tax considerations and more
Property and Casualty Pre-Licensing
Preparation for agents and brokers selling home, auto, business and related policies
Common Questions About Insurance Certification
We don't require a diploma to register for Insurance Certification, but we do recommend you complete a high school course of study before enrolling. Most insurance industry jobs require a high school or college degree.
No. Some students enroll after working in insurance-related jobs, but others are brand new to the industry.
Each certification course currently carries a $199.95 fee. You'll be prepared to take New York's certifying exam after completing one or more courses.
No, though funding may be available through Dutchess One-Stop or ACCES-VR.
The New York State Department of Financial Services, Insurance Division, is responsible for insurance certification.
Currently, $33 (and subject to change). This cost is separate from the course fees described above.
No — some insurance jobs don't require a license. Anyone who aims to earn commissions on insurance sales does need to be licensed. Also, many insurance agencies and brokerages require job candidates to be licensed.
Once you pass your DCC certification course and the state certification exam, you'll be able to apply for an insurance license. License holders must complete an additional 15 hours of continuing education to renew their licenses every two years.