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The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements.  Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted.  Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

Georgia Insurance CE Requirements

Insurance Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 30 hours are required biennially for agents licensed less than 20 years.
  • 20 hours are required biennially for agents licensed more than 20 years.
  • Limited sub-agents (credit life and credit accident and sickness, personal PC, private passenger auto, homeowners including all personal property, and personal LH) and credit licensees require five (5) Insurance Continuing Education credit hours annually.
  • Individuals holding a CFP, CPCU, CLU, FLMI, CIC, CEBS, CHFC, or AAI designation need six (6) hours Insurance Continuing Education credit annually and they must attach a proof of designation. (Must include 3 hours of ethics.)
  • Newly licensed individuals who were exempt from the prelicense education requirement will have a prorated Insurance Continuing Education requirement for the first reporting period.

State Specific Insurance Continuing Education Courses

  • All licensees must complete 6 hours of ethics.
  • All Insurance Continuing Education hours other than ethics must be completed in approved courses for the lines of insurance for which agent is licensed.
  • Initial 8 hour LTC course is required when selling, solicit and negotiate LTC.  A 4 hours follow-up course is required in the subsequent period.
  • A one-time 3-hour flood training course is required for all property and casualty agents wanting to sell flood insurance. This course can also  count as part of the regular CE and ethics requirement as well.

Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees

  • All agents must complete their Insurance Continuing Education requirements on or before the last day of the Licensee's birth month. 
  • License renewal date is the same date as compliance date.

Types of Insurance Continuing Education Courses Accepted

  • Independent self study courses or classroom.

Monitor Requirements

  • Exams MUST BE monitored by a disinterested third party. 

Insurance Continuing Education Carryover Hours & Course Repetition

  • Excess hours (to a maximum of 50% of the CE requirement for the next renewal period) may be carried over to the next renewal period. Excess ethics credits may be applied to the regular CE credits but can not be carried over as Ethics credits.
  • Courses may not be taken for credit more than once in a 5 year period, except for courses on current issues, ethics or legislative updates.

Insurance Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Newly licensed individuals who completed the Georgia prelicense education requirement are exempt for the first reporting period.
  • Individuals who hold a professional designation that requires Insurance Continuing Education (other than the CFP CLU, CPCU, FLMI, CIC, CEBS, CHFC, or AAI designations) may request CE credit from the insurance department for the number of CE hours completed for the designation.
  • A reduction of hours may be requested for time spent on insurance-related activities during the previous reporting period, including teaching, legislative, journalistic and research activities.
  • Individuals who hold a non active license because they have been licensed as an agent for 10 consecutive years or more and do not perform any insurance functions other than receiving renewal or deferred commissions.

Method to Certify Completion:

  • For Most States you will be able to print your certificate of completion online once you have completed your exam.
  • We usually report to the State Department of Insurance or regulatory board by the next business day.
  • It may, however, take your State DOI or regulatory board up to 30 days to report your completion results on their systems.
  • As an added service, we can Rapidly Report all of your completed courses the same business day (per credit order) for only $25.

Nonresidents:

            Exempt

 

Department of Insurance Contact Information:

 

            Georgia Insurance Department
            Agents Licensing Section

            908 West Tower Floyd Building
            2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
            Atlanta, GA 30334
            PHONE: (404)656-2101
            FAX: (404)656-0874

 

            State Website: http://www.oci.ga.gov/home.aspx

 

For a listing of the State Departments of Insurance websites provided by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners),

Please go to: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

 

          The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements.  Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state  department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted.  Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.