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Are you an approved provider of CE in Iowa?

Yes. Our Iowa state approval number is: 13051.

How long will it take to have my credits processed?

Most students will have their credits processed the same day on which we receive their signed affidavit, issued upon completion of their final exam. If an affidavit is received 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?

Iowa insurance continuing education requires an impartial third-party proctor be present during your final exam. The proctor cannot be a friend, relative or co-worker of the licensee, nor anyone with a financial interest in the exam result.

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

Self-study final exams are closed book. Licensees 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. Students have unlimited attempts to pass the exam.

Are there filing fees in Iowa?

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 Iowa?

Producers

36 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 3-year license term. Only 18 hours (50% of the total CE requirement) may be obtained through self-study. The remaining 18 hours must be completed in a classroom environment.

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Crop Insurance Producers ONLY

18 CE hours, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 3 year license term (see license term below). Only 9 hours (50% of the total CE requirement) may be obtained through self-study. The remaining 9 hours must be completed in a classroom environment.

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity Training Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in Iowa, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.  This requirement is separate from the current requirement for Indexed Insurance. 

Indexed Insurance

  • All producers selling indexed life products must complete a one-time 4 credit-hour training course.

Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: A one-time training course of at least 8 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance must be completed prior to selling any long-term care insurance. This training course is required to be in a classroom setting; however, InsuranceStudy has received a waiver from the IA Insurance Division stating our 8-hour self-study course may be taken to satisfy this requirement.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: Following the initial training, producers continuing to sell LTC insurance must complete ongoing training of 4 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance every three-year CE term afterward

Flood Insurance

  • Resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies must complete a one-time 3-hour course approved for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
What are the non-resident CE requirements in Iowa?

If a nonresident producer’s home state does not have a CE requirement, the producer must comply with the Iowa CE requirement.

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity Training Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in Iowa, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.  This requirement is separate from the current requirement for Indexed Insurance.   

Indexed Insurance

  • All nonresident producers who wish to sell fixed index life products must complete an approved 4-hour training course.

Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  • Nonresident producers who have completed an 8-hour NAIC  LTCP course approved for use in any other licensed state have met the Iowa LTC training requirement. Nonresident producers that have not taken an approved LTCP course in another state must meet the training requirement by completing an Iowa approved course.
When do I need to have my CE completed?

The license term is the last day of the licensee’s birth month every 3 years. 

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

A course may not be taken for credit more than once within a 3-year licensing term.

Is there a CE carryover allowance in Iowa?

Excess CE hours may not be carried over to the next renewal.

Are there any CE exemptions in Iowa?

The following individuals are exempt from CE requirements:

  • A producer who is an attorney licensed to sell insurance. The producer/attorney must file a report showing proof of compliance with the continuing legal education requirement for the attorney's home state and pay the CE fee and the renewal fee.
    • Attorneys who do not have a CE requirement in their home states must comply with the Iowa insurance CE requirements.
  • A producer who is on extended active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • A nonresident producer who lives in a state where CE is required. These producers must file the renewal notice through the NIPR gateway. For details visit https://www.nipr.com.
  • A producer who is licensed for credit or surety. The producer must file the renewal report and pay the renewal fee.
How may I contact the state of Iowa?

Iowa Insurance Division
Phone:515-281-7761
Fax: 515-281-3059
Email: Click here to e-mail the insurance division

Mailing Address: 
Iowa Insurance Division
Department of Commerce
330 Maple St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0065

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.