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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.

Washington Insurance CE Requirements

Insurance Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 24 hours are required biennially.

New Requirement to Sell Annuities in Washington

State Specific Insurance Continuing Education Courses

  • 3 hours must be in ethics.
  • Long Term Care:  Licensees, both resident and non-resident, selling Long-Term Care, Long-Term Care Partnership, or both must complete the Washington LTC Initial 8-hour Education Course by July 1st 2009. Agents are then required to complete an approved 4-hour LTC Refresher Education Course, every 2 years thereafter.
  • All Washington licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a one time 3 hour requirement on flood insurance.
  • Agents can take courses from any license type to complete their CE.  However, it is suggested that the agent take courses covering the lines of insurance for which they are license most of the time.

Insurance Continuing Education Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees

  • License renewal date is the licensee's date of birth, biennially.

Insurance Continuing Education Types of Courses Accepted

  • Independent self-study courses or classroom.

Monitor Requirements

  • Exams DO NOT require a monitor.

Reporting to Your State
  • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day. If course is completed 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

Insurance Continuing Education 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 a two year period.

Insurance Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Nonresidents (unless they sell long-term care)
  • Individuals holding limited licenses for Credit Life and Disability, Credit Casualty, Travel, Vehicle, or Surety
  • Any person who believes that good cause exists may request a waiver of the CE requirement
  • Adjusters

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, except for long-term care requirement.


Department of Insurance Contact Information:

            Office of Ins. Commissioner
            Attn: Licensing

            P.O. Box 40257
            Olympia, WA 98504-0257

            Phone: (360) 725-7146 or (360) 725-7144
            Fax: (360) 586-2019


            State Website:   http://www.insurance.wa.gov

 

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.