California Insurance Continuing EducationCA Insurance Continuing Ed (CE) Courses
Texas insurance continuing education is required of all Texas producers licensed in major lines (General Lines; Life, Accident, and Health; Property and Casualty, Managing General Agent, etc.) biennially, or once every two years. Agents must complete at least 30 hours of approved instruction, of which 2 hours must be in ethics or consumer protection.
Only half of the total required 30 hours may be taken through self-study Texas continuing education programs, while the other half must be classroom or "classroom equivalent" course hours.California Insurance CE Requirements
- 25 hours every year during first 4 years for Fire and Casualty Agents (24 every two years thereafter).
- 24 hours every two years for Life, Personal Lines, and Accident/Health Agents.
- 20 hours every two years for Limited Lines Auto producers.
- The California Department of Insurance recommends that candidates complete their CA insurance continuing education at least 60 days before credits are due.
- The same continuing education course may only be counted for credit twice in different license renewal periods.
- Only courses pertaining to the lines of insurance in which you are licensed are allowed to count towards California license renewal.
Individuals who hold a continual license for at least 30 years from the California Department of Insurance are exempted from the insurance continuing education requirement if they are at least 70 years old.
Additionally, nonresident licensees who do not sell annuities, LTC, or flood products, as well as life-only agents who are able to claim a funeral exemption (agent sells less than $15,000/yr in insurance) are exempt. Cargo shippers licenses do not require California insurance CE.
Under federal law, even exempt individuals must take the required LTC course before they can begin selling long term care policies.