Arizona Insurance Continuing Education (CE)

Course Catalog

Required CE Hours

Life and Health Producers

If the term of the license that you are renewing began before January 1, 2014 AND you hold a non-resident license in another state:

40 CE hours* are required prior to your license expiration.

Note for those licenses expiring prior to January 31, 2017: Only producers holding an Arizona resident license who also hold a non-resident insurance producer license in another state at any time during the expiring license term are required to take continuing education. (see CE Exemptions below for more information and/or go to Arizona Renewal Preview.)

If the term of the license that you are renewing began on or after January 1, 2014:

All licensees must complete 48 CE hours* including 6 hours of Ethics every 4 year license term (see license term below).
*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Property and Casualty Producers

If the term of the license that you are renewing began before January 1, 2014 AND you hold a non-resident license in another state:

40 CE hours* are required prior to your license expiration.

Note for those licenses expiring prior to January 31, 2017: Only producers holding an Arizona resident license who also hold a non-resident insurance producer license in another state at any time during the expiring license term are required to take continuing education. (see CE Exemptions below for more information and/or go to Arizona Renewal Preview.)

If the term of the license that you are renewaing began on or after January 1, 2014:

All licensees must complete 48 CE hours* including 6 hours of Ethics every 4 year license term (see license term below).
*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Adjusters

Resident and non-resident adjusters are exempt from CE requirements.
*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Long-Term Care (LTC)

  • Initial training requirement: An individual licensee cannot sell, solicit or negotiate long-term care insurance unless the individual is licensed as an accident and health or sickness insurance producer and the individual completes eight hours of Arizona-approved long-term care training*. ARS § 20-1691.12(A)(2) A nonresident must either complete an Arizona-approved long-term care training course or satisfy a substantially similar requirement in the licensee's home state. ARS § 20-1691.12(F)
  • On-going training requirement: An individual licensee must complete four hours of Arizona-approved long-term care training* after the two-year period within which the individual completed the initial long-term care training. ARS § 20-1691.12(A)(3) A nonresident must either complete Arizona-approved long-term care training or satisfy a substantially similar requirement in the licensee's home state. ARS § 20-1691.12(F)
  • *Arizona-approved long-term care training means an Arizona-approved insurance continuing education course containing long-term care content as determined by the continuing education administrator. By completing long-term care training, you also earn credit that you can apply toward satisfying Arizona's insurance continuing education requirement.

Flood Insurance Training

  • All Arizona-licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies are required to complete a one-time 3-hour requirement on flood insurance.

Annuity Training

As of January 1, 2018, all producers who holds a life insurance producer license must complete a four-hour annuity training course selling, soliciting or negotiating an annuity on the insurer’s behalf. 

Non-Resident CE Requirements

A non-resident licenseholder is not required to complete Arizona insurance continuing education.

Arizona law provides that a non-resident licensed in good standing in the home state is not required to complete Arizona-approved continuing education courses to be eligible to renew the Arizona insurance license if the home state has a continuing education requirement for its resident insurance producers (and all states do), and if the home state recognizes insurance continuing education credits earned in Arizona by Arizona residents (and all states do). ARS § 20–2902(H) through (I). SEE ALSO LONG-TERM CARE TRAINING AND FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING. Notwithstanding the absence of an insurance continuing education requirement, you are responsible for remaining abreast of, and complying with, applicable U.S. and Arizona laws, rules and regulations.

License Term

The renewal term is the last day of the license issuance month, every 4 years.

Course Repetition Rules

A course may not be taken for credit more than once within a 4-year license period.

CE Carryover Allowance

Excess hours accumulated during any renewal period may not be carried over to the next reporting period.

CE Exemptions

You are exempt from the insurance continuing education requirement by having all the following apply (and continue to apply):

  • You have been "continuously licensed" in Arizona as an insurance agent, broker or producer since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have not held a nonresident insurance producer license in another state at any time since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have never been the subject of an order of the director of insurance for a violation of Arizona insurance laws (ARS Title 20) that resulted in your license being suspended, revoked, denied or not renewed; or, that required you to cease and desist from unlawful activity; or, that required you to pay restitution or a civil penalty.
  • Resident/non-resident adjusters
Final Exam Requirements

Exam Proctor Requirements

Self-study course exams must be physically monitored by a CE provider or a designee of the provider who is a licensed Arizona producer or a person in the business of administering examinations (e.g., Prometric Testing Center, Sylvan Learning Center).

Exam Rules

The final exam is open book and must be passed with a grade of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. Students have unlimited retakes.

Last Updated
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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
Arizona Department of Insurance
Phone: 602-364-4457
Fax: 602-364-4460
Email: Licensing@azinsurance.gov
 
Mailing Address:
Licensing Division
2910 N. 44th St., Ste 210
Phoenix, AZ  85018-7256   
 
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