Texas Insurance Continuing EducationTX 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.Texas Insurance CE Requirements
- 30 hours every two years (2 of which must be ethics).
- Limited lines producers must complete 10 hours (2 in ethics).
- Only half of the total required CE hours may be done through self-study.
- If CE is not completed by the required time, producers must pay a $50 fee for each deficit hour.
- Up to 24 credits from your previous reporting period can be used towards your subsequent license renewal CE requirement.
Individuals who hold a continual license for at least 20 years from the Texas Department of Insurance are exempted from the insurance CE requirement.
Additionally, under limited circumstances it may be possible for an extention or exemption to be granted if the Texas DOI is provided with proper documentation of a circumstance described in the CE rule that is beyond the licensee's control. A possible example of this could be a long term illness or being stationed abroad during military service.
Under federal law, even exempt individuals must take the required LTC course before they can begin selling long term care policies.