Washington Insurance CE


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Are you an approved provider of CE in Washington?

Yes. Our Washington state approval number is: 30517.

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 Washington?

No. There are no processing fees in this state.

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 Washington?

Producers

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

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity Training

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

  • Note: Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Washington law will be deemed compliant for the Washington requirement.

Long-Term Care (LTC)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. Producers may take any 8-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: From the date of completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24 months thereafter. Producers may take any 4-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.

Flood Insurance

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

Non-residents do not have to meet Washington’s CE requirements to renew their Washington state license. However, there are some education requirements for transacting insurance business in the following product categories:

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity Training

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products, 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 Washington law will be deemed compliant for the Washington requirement.

Long-Term Care (LTC)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. Nonresident producers may take any 8-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: From the date of completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24 months thereafter. Nonresident producers may take any 4-hr NAIC approved LTC course for use in any licensed state.

Flood Insurance

  • All Washington producers who sell flood insurance must complete a one-time 3-hour course approved for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Nonresident producers may take any 3-hr approved NFIP course for use in any licensed state.
When do I need to have my CE completed?

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

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 3 calendar years from the original completion date.

Note: Course numbers for LTC and annuity courses are the same for all providers. The initial 8-hour LTC course and annuity training course will be considered duplicates if repeated within the 3-year period.  The 4-hour LTC course is exempt from the repetition rule.

Is there a CE carryover allowance in Washington?

Excess credits cannot be carried over from one renewal cycle to the next.

Are there any CE exemptions in Washington?

Resident adjusters and producers holding only limited credit insurance, travel insurance, or surety licenses are exempt from CE requirements.

How may I contact the state of Washington?
Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Phone: 360-725-7144
Fax: 360-586-2019
Email: licinfo@oic.wa.gov
 
Mailing Address:
PO Box 40257
Olympia, WA 98504-0257
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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.