A Consultant provides expert and professional advice on insurance. Licensed Consultants cannot sell, solicit or negotiate an insurance policy as to do so would require licensing as an Agent or Broker.
General Consultants are authorized to provide clients expert advice on various lines of insurance. For a list of lines of insurance see: List of lines of insurance
To qualify for a license, the licensing candidate must pass, within 2 years of applying for the license, the licensing exam administered by PSI Services.
A candidate for the General Consultant license who holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation or is an Associate or a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society is exempt from the exam requirement.
Licenses are issued for up to 2 years. Individual/tba licenses will be issued with an expiration date determined by the applicant’s date of birth:
If you were born in an even numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an even numbered year.
If you were born in an odd numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an odd numbered year.
All licensing fees are non-refundable. A full fee of $100 is charged when a license is issued for a licensing period of more than one year; a half fee of $50 is charged when a license is issued for a period of one year or less.
NYS Department of Financial Services
1 State Street
New York, NY 10004-1511
41-3021 - Insurance Sales Agent
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 2/18/21.
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