Illinois Insurance CE


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Are you an approved provider of CE in Illinois?

Yes. Our Illinois state approval number is: 102378.

How long will it take to have my credits processed?

Most students will have their credits processed the same day on which they complete their final exam. If a course is completed outside of our normal business hours, these credits will be processed on the morning of the next business day. Once your credits have been successfully filed, you will receive a notification email that also contains your Certificate of Completion.

Do I need a proctor during my exam?

No. Self-study final exams do not require a monitor.

What are the requirements for my course's final exam?

Self-study final exams are open book. Producers may refer to the course material as often as needed. Most of our courses allow you to download the class materials as a PDF. Please check the details page of your desired course to see if such material is available.

The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. Students have unlimited attempts to pass the exam.

Are there filing fees in Illinois?

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit is required to process course credits in this state. This fee will be added to your order total during checkout and is then sent by us to the state upon completion.

Are there time limits on my course or exam?

No. You may spend as much time with the course material as you feel necessary, and you may come and go from that material as often as you like. There is no time limit on our exams, however all exams must be completed within one sitting. Once started, if an exam is abandoned for any reason you will need to begin that exam from the beginning when you next return.

Do take special note that every course has an expiration date, which is based on both the state approval and your website purchase date. In order to receive credit you must complete the course before that expiration date.

What are the resident CE requirements in Illinois?

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

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

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

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. 

What are the non-resident CE requirements in Illinois?

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. 

When do I need to have my CE completed?

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.

May I re-take a course for credit that I have already completed successfully?

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

Is there a CE carryover allowance in Illinois?

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

Are there any CE exemptions in Illinois?

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 
How may I contact the state of Illinois?

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

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Disclaimer: InsuranceStudy provides this 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 InsuranceStudy nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice. We encourage you to contact the relevant licensing body and/or your carrier to find the most up-to-date and personally relevant requirements.