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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.

Iowa Insurance CE Requirements

License Status


Insurance Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 36 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 3 years. (50% must be completed in classroom environment)



New Requirement to Sell Annuities in Iowa

Click here to view your state Annuity CE requirement (Hover on your State)


Iowa Annuity Requirement:

Effective January 1, 2011 Iowa Administrative Rule 191-15.72 requires all Insurance Producers selling or soliciting Annuity Products in the State of Iowa to obtain four (4) continuing education credits by an APPROVED vendor offering an Annuity Suitability Model Training Course. This is a one-time requirement and is not a condition of license renewal, unless selling Annuities.

This is a separate requirement other than the already existing rule 15.80  for  Indexed  Insurance products.

Click HERE to order "Iowa Annuity Suitability Model Training" course.

  • Iowa Indexed Insurance requirement:

Effective January 1, 2008 Iowa Administrative Rule 191-15.80 requires all Insurance Producers selling or soliciting Indexed Products in the State of Iowa to obtain four (4) continuing education credits by an APPROVED vendor offering an Fixed Indexed Product Course. This is a one-time requirement and is not a condition of license renewal, unless selling Indexed Annuities.

Click HERE to order "Fixed Indexed Product Training"

  • All Iowa licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a one time 3 hour requirement on flood insurance.
  • Effective 1/1/2009:  A one-time course training course of at least 4 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance must completed prior to selling any long-term care insurance thereafter, for producers wishing to continue to sell long-term care insurance, ongoing training of 3 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance must be completed for each CE term.


State Specific Continuing Education Courses:

  • 3 hours must be ethics.

  • Initial 8-hour long term care training requirement: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in Iowa, a producer must be licensed with the 'Accident and Health or Sickness' line of authority; and have completed eight (8) hours of Iowa approved initial LTC training.

  • Ongoing 4-hour long term care training requirement: A 4-hour follow-up long term care training course must be completed during each two-year period following the two-year period in which the person completed the initial 8-hour long term care training requirement.


Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees:

  • CE and license renewal must be completed prior to the expiration date on the license.   

      ***Notice from the Iowa Department of Insurance - Dated 12-8-2010:

            http://www.successce.com/NoticeFromIowaDOI12082010.pdf    


Types of Courses Accepted:

  • Independent self-study courses (18 credit hours of the total requirement may be met through self-study) and Classroom study.


Monitor Requirements

  • Self-study final exams MUST BE monitored by a licensed producer, education provider or disinterested 3rd party.


Reporting to Your State
  • $1.00 per credit hour is required to report to your state.
          • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day after receiving affidavit completed by you and your monitor.
        • If the course is completed and the affidavit is received after 2 PM PT, it will be reported the following business day.

          • CFP reports are sent on Friday at 2 PM PT to the CFP Board electronically.

          • You may also self-report your CFP completions to www.cfp.net


Continuing Education Carryover Hours & Course Repetition

  • No excess CE credit hours may be carried over to the next renewal period.
  • Courses may not be taken for credit more than once each term.


Exemptions:

  • A producer who is an attorney licensed to sell insurance. The producer/attorney must file a report showing proof of compliance with the continuing legal education requirement for the attorney's home state and pay the CE fee and the renewal fee. If the attorney does not have a CE requirement in their home state, they must comply with the Iowa insurance CE requirements.
  • A producer who is licensed for credit (18), crop (4), or surety (5). This producer need not report CE credits but must pay the appropriate fee to renew the license.
  • A nonresident producer who lives in a state where CE is required. These producers must file the renewal notice through the NIPR gateway.
  • A producer who successfully completes an examination for a line of authority which requires continuing education. This exemption is only for the CE term in which the examination was completed, prior to the first license renewal.



 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:

All producers who wish to sell fixed index life or annuity products on or after January 1, 2008 must complete a 4 credit hour training course.    

Exempt if they live in a state or district having a CE requirement for insurance producers. Producer must file the producer renewal report and pay the renewal fee. Letter of Certification is no longer required. Insurance division will use the PDB to verify license status.


 

Department of Insurance Contact Information:

            Iowa Insurance Division
            Department of Commerce

            330 Maple Street
            Des Moines, IA 50319-0065
            Contact/Phone # (515) 281-7757
            Fax # (515) 281-3059

           State Website: http://www.iid.state.ia.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.