Texas Insurance CE Requirements
Continuing Education Hours Required
- 30 hours are required biennially for Life, accident & health, Property & casualty, and Adjusters. 50% to be completed in a Live CE (classroom) setting or Classroom Equivalent Course.
New Continuing Education Requirement to Sell Annuities in your State
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State Specific Courses
- 2 hours must be in ethics.
- All Texas licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a one time 3 hour requirement on flood insurance
Initial 4 Hour Annuity Training Requirement:
· Resident agents who sell, solicit or negotiate annuities and were licensed prior to April 1, 2010 must complete a 4 hour Annuity Certification Course prior to their next renewal occurring on or after April 1, 2010.
· Resident agents with a license issued on or after 4/1/2010 must complete a 4 hour Annuity Certification Course before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuities.
· The Annuity Certification course does apply towards the continuing education requirement.
· The Continuing Education exemption based on 20 years of continuous licensure does not apply to the Annuity Certification Course requirement
· This requirement only applies to resident agents.
Ongoing 8 Hour Annuity Continuing Education Requirement:
Texas resident agents only must complete 8 hours of ongoing annuity continuing education during each renewal period subsequent to completing the initial one-time 4 hr. annuity training course. The initial one-time 4 hr. annuity training course counts towards this 8 hr. requirement during the renewal period it is completed.
The Continuing Education exemption based on 20 years of continuous licensure does not apply to the Annuity Continuing Education Course requirement.
This requirement only applies to resident agents.
Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees
- License renewal date is the license issuance date, biennially.
Types of Courses Accepted
- Independent self-study courses (including online courses), Classroom or classroom equivalent courses study, Insurance Professional Designations (Designation "parts" passed by national exam are usually worth 15 - 20 hours of credit), Insurance-related college/university courses, or seminars.
- Exams DO NOT require a monitor.
Carryover Hours & Course Repetition
- Carryover of excess CE credit hours is not allowed.
- Credit will not be given for courses taken more than once in each biennial renewal period.
- Individuals who have been licensed in Texas continuously for 20 years or more may apply for an exemption.
- Extensions or exemptions for good cause may be granted by the Education Coordinator.
- Nonresidents are exempt if licensed agent or adjuster is in good standing in home state and home state has a reciprocal agreement with Texas.
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.
Exempt if licensed agent or adjuster in good standing in home state. Nonresident adjusters who are not licensed in their home state can submit a letter of certification from another state where they are licensed and completed continuing education.
Department of Insurance Contact Information:
Texas Department of Insurance
Agents Licensing Unit, 107-1A
PO Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104
PHONE: (512) 463-6169
FAX: (512) 475-1819
State Website: http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/
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.