Illinois Insurance Continuing Education (CE)

Course Catalog

Ethics: In the state of Illinois an ethics course is required to renew your license. This ethics course MUST be completed in a classroom. While courses with ethics content are available in our online catalog, these courses will provide only general credit toward your license renewal. To see upcoming ethics classroom events from a recommended vendor click here.

Required CE Hours

Producers (Life & Health, P&C, Crop Producers, Public Adjusters)

24 CE hours*, including 3 hours in ethics every 2-year license term.

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Special Training/Education Requirements

Category restrictions

3 hours of ethics study must be completed in a classroom. Crop producers can fulfill their CE requirement with course approved for property and casualty.

Annuity Training

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

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

  • Initial 8-hour training requirement: Before soliciting or selling LTCI products in Illinois, resident producers must complete an 8-hour LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour training requirement: After completing the initial training, resident producers must complete a 4-hour course on the subject of long-term care before the end of the renewal period.

Note:  If a producer fails to complete the 4-hour Ongoing training course prior to the license renewal, the producer will have 12 months from that license renewal date to complete the 4-hour ongoing training, without having to repeat the Initial 8-hour training course.

Flood Insurance

To comply with the minimum training requirements established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), producers who sell flood insurance issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) must complete a one-time 3-hour flood training course.

Viatical and Life Settlements

All life agents who also hold a Viatical Settlement Broker license and sell viatical life settlement policies must complete at least 4 hours CE course in viatical settlements every 24 months. 

Non-Resident CE Requirements

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity Training

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

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

Nonresident producers who are licensed to sell LTC insurance in Illinois and who have satisfied the long-term care partnership training program in their home state, or another state with an LTC partnership requirement, have satisfied Illinois’ LTC requirement.

Viatical and Life Settlements

All life agents who also hold a Viatical Settlement Broker license and sell viatical life settlement policies must complete a one-time 4 hour CE course in viatical settlements. Nonresidents who have completed a course of at least 4 hours in their resident state will be deemed compliant with this requirement. 

License Term

The license term is every 2 years on the last day of the birth month.   CE must be completed at least 30 days prior to license expiration to avoid penalty.

Course Repetition Rules

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 2-year license term.  

CE Carryover Allowance

Up to 12 hours of excess CE may be carried over to the subsequent license term. 

CE Exemptions

The following individuals are exempt from CE requirements:

  • Those holding a temporary license
  • Those holding any of the following limited licenses: baggage, limited travel health, or trip cancellation sold in connection with transportation by a common carrier; industrial life; industrial health; and insurance issued by a local mutual district, county, or township insurance company
  • Nonresident producers who meet their resident state’s CE requirements 
Final Exam Requirements

Exam proctor requirements

Illinois does not require a proctor during a course exam.

Exam rules

Self-study courses are open book. During the examination, producers may refer to course materials or notes.  A score of 70 percent is required to pass, and students have unlimited retakes.

Roster Fees

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

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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

Illinois Department of Insurance
Phone: (217) 782-6366
Fax: 217-782-5020
Email: doi.licensing@illinois.gov

Mailing Address:
Illinois Department of Insurance
Producer Licensing Unit
320 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62767

State-Based Systems (SBS)
Phone: 816-783-8990
Email: sbshelp@naic.org