Washington, DC Continuing Education Requirements

Insurance Continuing Education Provider Number: 2768

The Basics

Required Continuing Education Hours

All Licenses

24 CE hours total, including:

  • Ethics: 3 CE hours
    No more than 3 hours of Ethics can be completed in a renewal period.
  • Licensees must take courses in license type held.
  • Multi-licensed producers must take a minimum of 6 hours in each license type held.
  • No more than 50% of the requirement can be in company-sponsored courses.

Roster Fees

A state required roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour ordered is required to process course completion hours in Alabama and will be added at the order total upon checkout.

Non-resident adjusters who satisfy the adjuster requirement in their resident state or designated home state will be deemed compliant for the Alabama adjuster requirement.

Nonresident licensees can renew their licenses online here.

Annuity Training Requirement

Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in the District of Columbia, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.

Continuing Education

License Term

The license term is every 2 years, based on the last day of the producer’s birth month.

CE Subject Requirements

Producers must complete 3 hours in approved ethics courses. All other hours may be completed by taking courses approved only for the line of authority licensed for. For L/H and P/C combined licenses, producers are required to complete at least 6 hours in each line of authority.

Exam Proctor Requirements

Courses are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party. A disinterested third party is an individual with no family or financial relationship to the student. Therefore a proctor should not serve for examinations of family members, relatives, or dependents; employers or supervisors; employees or subordinates; partners, joint ventures, or co-owners; or anyone in whom the proctor or instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

The final exam must be closed book, and no outside information may be used to complete the exam. For online courses, once the exam is opened, access to the course material is restricted until the exam has been graded. The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

CE Carryover Allowance

Excess CE hours are not allowed to be carried forward to the next 2-year license term.

Course Repetition Rules

A course may not be taken for credit more than once within a 2-year license term.

Certificate of Completion

AOIS provides online, printable certificates of completion in DC. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after the final exam is passed. The producer must keep a copy of each certificate of completion in his or her files for the 2-year license term in which the CE was completed.

CE Completion Reporting

AOIS usually reports course completions every business day.

License Renewal Process

Producers can renew their licenses online here.

CE Exemptions

Nonresident producers are not required to complete the District of Columbia CE requirements as long as the producer is in good standing with his or her home state.

Helpful Links:
State Based Systems (SBS) Contact Info

District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking

Phone: 202-727-8000
Fax: 202-535-1196
Email: disb@dc.gov

Mailing Address:

District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking

Mailing Address:

810 First Street, NE, Suite 701

Washington, DC 20002

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How often does AOIS report Insurance CE course completions?

We report completed courses every business day.

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