District of Columbia Insurance Continuing Education (CE)

Course Catalog

Required CE Hours

Producers

24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 2-year license term. 

*See Category Restrictions and other Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Special Training/Education Requirements

Category restrictions

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.

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. 

Flood Insurance

All District of Columbia property and casualty producers must complete a one-time 3-hour course approved for flood training during the first 2-year license term. 

Non-Resident CE Requirements

Nonresident licensed producers are to meet CE requirements in their home state.

Special Training/Education Requirements

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. 

Note: Nonresidents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the District of Columbia's law will be deemed compliant for the District of Columbia's requirement.  

License Term

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

Course Repetition Rules

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

CE Carryover Allowance

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

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.

Final Exam Requirements

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.

Exam rules

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.

Roster Fees

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour ordered is required to process course completion hours in the District of Columbia 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
District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking
Phone: 202-727-8000
Fax: 202-535-1196
Email: disb@dc.gov
Web site: www.disb.dc.gov
 
Mailing Address:
810 First Street, NE, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20002
 
State-Based Systems (SBS):
Phone: 816-783-8990
Email: help@naic.org