Insurance Continuing Education Provider Number: 300363
24 CE hours, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 2-year license term (see license term below)
Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours. *Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Washington law will be deemed compliant for the Washington requirement.
Effective 7/1/2022 for licensees renewing on or after 7/31/2022: 24 CE hours total, including 3 hours of Ethics.
All Washington producers who sell flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The license term is every 2 years, based on the producer’s date of birth.
Nonresident CE Requirements
Nonresident producers selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC products are required to complete the same special training/education requirements as resident producers selling these products.
Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours. *Nonresidents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Washington law will be deemed compliant for the Washington requirement.
Long-Term Care (LTC)
Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. Nonresident producers may take any 8-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.
Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: From the date of completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24 months thereafter. Nonresident producers may take any 4-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.
Nonresident producers selling flood insurance are required to complete the same special training/education requirements as resident producers selling these products.
All Washington producers who sell flood insurance must complete a one-time 3-hour course approved for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Nonresident producers may take any 3-hr approved NFIP course for use in any licensed state.
CE Subject Requirements
Producers must complete 3 hours in approved ethics courses. All other hours may be completed by taking courses approved in any line of authority.
Producers may complete the Washington CE requirements through self-study. The self-study course and exam can be either paper or online.
Students should read the course material prior to taking the final exam.
Self-study final exams DO NOT require a monitor.
Self-study final exams are open book. Producers may refer to the course material as often as needed. 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.
No excess CE credit hours may be carried over to the next 2-year license term.
A course number may not be taken for credit more than once within 3 calendar years from the original completion date. Please note: Course numbers for LTC and annuity courses are the same for all providers. The initial 8-hour LTC course and annuity training course will be considered duplicates if repeated within the 3 year period. The 4-hour LTC course is exempt from the repetition rule.
AOIS provides online, printable certificates of completion in Washington. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after the final exam is passed. Producers must keep a copy of each certificate of completion in their files for 3 years.
Reporting – AOIS reports course completions directly to the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner every business day.
Producers can renew their license online here.
Resident adjusters and producers holding only limited credit insurance, travel insurance, or surety licenses are exempt from CE requirements.
How often does AOIS report Insurance CE course completions?
We report completed courses every business day.
Our online courses are quick and easy, and entirely online. And if you miss something, we catch it. Betty, our Office “Captain,” is known for her attention to detail. If you miss a specific requirement or course, she catches it and makes sure that you have what you need.