Arkansas Insurance Continuing Education (CE)

Course Catalog

Course NameCreditsPrice 
View Details 4 Hour Refresher Mandatory LTC Training (Version A) 4 $49.00
View Details 4 Hour Refresher Mandatory LTC Training (Version B) 4 $49.00
View Details 8 Hour Initial Mandatory LTC Training 8 $59.00
View Details ACA: Health Benefits Exchanges 7 $34.65
View Details ACA: Medicare and Medicaid 16 $79.20
View Details Alternative Dispute Resolution 8 $47.60
View Details Anti-Money Laundering 3 $19.95
View Details Business Life and Disability 5 $29.75
View Details Catastrophic P&C Insurance 12 $71.40
View Details College Education and Funding 5 $24.75
View Details Commercial Auto Insurance 4 $23.80
View Details Commercial Property Insurance 4 $23.80
View Details Designing Qualified Plans 3 $19.95
View Details Disability Insurance Products and Principles 3 $19.95
View Details Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans 4 $23.80
View Details Estate Tax Planning 5 $24.75
View Details Ethical Principles and Practices Affecting Insurance 4 $23.80
View Details Ethics for Insurance Professionals 15 $89.25
View Details Ethics in Business 15 $89.25
View Details FEMA Flood 3 $19.95
View Details Financial Strategies for Today 15 $89.25
View Details Guide to Homeowners Insurance 5 $29.75
View Details Health Insurance Concepts 2 $19.95
View Details Healthcare Reform: Pre-Existing Conditions, Benefit Limits, Rescission & Patient Protection Rules 3 $19.95
View Details HIPAA Principles and Provisions 3 $19.95
View Details Insurance Ethics: Making the Right Decisions 3 $19.95
View Details Introduction to Life Insurance 1 $19.95
View Details IRAs 4 $23.80
View Details Life and Health Insurance Concepts 15 $89.25
View Details Life Insurance Basics 5 $29.75
View Details Life Insurance Policies 10 $59.50
View Details Life, Annuity and Disability Insurance 8 $47.60
View Details Managed Health Care 1 $19.95
View Details Medicare and the Rx Drug Benefit Program 2 $19.95
View Details Medicare Fraud 12 $71.40
View Details Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid 12 $71.40
View Details Personal Auto 2 $19.95
View Details Personal Life Insurance Planning 4 $19.95
View Details Products Liability 2 $19.95
View Details Property and Casualty Concepts 15 $89.25
View Details Tax Sheltered Annuities 5 $24.75
View Details The New Medicare Rx Program 2 $19.95
View Details Umbrella Insurance 15 $89.25
View Details Variable Universal Life 4 $19.95
View Details White Collar Crime 15 $74.25
Required CE Hours

Producers

Producers licensed prior to January 1, 2011: 

  • 2013: All producers born in odd years will be required to obtain 24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2-year license term thereafter (see license term below).
  • 2014: All producers born in even years will be required to obtain 24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2-year license term thereafter (see license term below).

Producers licensed on or after January 1, 2011 will be issued a 2-year license and be required to obtain 24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, by their birth date based on their issuance year.

Click here to see a summary of the changes to AR Rule 50.

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Adjusters

24 CE hours*, including 3 hours in ethics, are required every 2-year license term (See license term below).

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care (LTC)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in Arkansas, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After meeting the initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training in every 24-month period following the initial training.

Flood Insurance

Producers who write flood insurance must complete a one-time 3-hour training class on flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These 3 hours count toward the 24 hours of CE required every 2 years. 

Non-Resident CE Requirements

Nonresident adjusters are required to comply with Arkansas’s CE requirement by:

  • Being licensed and in good standing as a adjuster in their resident state that has a continuing education requirement for its resident adjusters; or
  • Being licensed and in good standing as a nonresident adjuster in Arkansas and completing Arkansas's continuing education requirement by an approved provider.  (See "Adjusters" section above.)
  • Being licensed and in good standing as a nonresident adjuster in a state or designated "Home State" that has

Notes:

1)  Simply being licensed and in good standing in another state does not exempt a nonresident adjuster licensed in Arkansas from this state's CE requirement if that other state does not officially require CE course completion.

2)  If a producer has not taken a NAIC LTC training course in another state, the nonresident producer selling LTC in Arkansas must comply with the Arkansas LTC training requirements (see: Special Training Requirements above).

License Term

For those licensed in odd years, the renewal period will end on the licensee's birth date in odd years and renew every two years thereafter. For those licensed in even years, the renewal period will end on the licensee's birth date in even years and renew every two years thereafter.

Course Repetition Rules

Producers cannot repeat the same course within 2 years from the original course completion date.

CE Carryover Allowance

A producer may carry over excess CE hours up to the number of hours needed to satisfy the CE requirement in the next license term. Excess ethics hours carry over as general credits in the next license term. 

CE Exemptions

A producer can become exempt based on age or length of licensure, if licensed as a resident Arkansas producer prior to July 1, 2003, and has remained a resident Arkansas licensee without break. Once a person reaches 60 years of age, or reaches 15 consecutive years of licensure (no breaks in licensure), they can become exempt if licensed as a resident Arkansas producer prior to July 1, 2003. This exemption does not apply if the person was licensed as a resident Arkansas producer after July 1, 2003, and the licensee cannot use licensure in another state prior to becoming licensed in Arkansas for the 15 year license exemption. If the person is licensed as a resident Arkansas producer after July 1, 2003, they can never become exempt from Continuing Education.

Note:There is no exemption for title agents and no exemption for adjusters.

Final Exam Requirements

Exam proctor requirements

Self-study final exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party who has no family or financial relationship to the licensee.

State-specific proctor form

Proctors must provide an affidavit which must be completed and returned to the continuing education provider prior to the provider reporting the completed hours to the Department.  

Exam rules

Self-study final exams are closed book. Producers may not refer to the course material while the exam is in progress. 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.

Roster Fees

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

Disclaimer

Net Study provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither Net Study nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

State Contact Information

Arkansas Insurance Department
Phone: (501) 371-2750
Fax: (501) 683-2604
Email: insurance.license@arkansas.gov

Mailing Address:
Arkansas Insurance Department
License Division
1200 West Third St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904

What do the Version A and Version B mean? LTC renewal training must be completed every 2 years. Most states will not allow the same CE course to be repeated during a single compliance period or the subsequent compliance period. We strongly advise that you alternate between the online versions in order to ensure you can earn CE credit towards your license renewal. If your last course was completed in the classroom or you have never taken a course with us before, choose Version A. If you are still unsure about which course to take, check your history under "My Courses" or contact customer support.