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Washington Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Required CE Hours for Renewal

  • All licenses

    • Complete a minimum of 24 approved credit hours for that license type per each two-year license term, including three hours of ethics continuing education training.

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How are Hours Reported

  • We will notify the Department of Insurance electronically completed hours within one business day. The licensee will also be rquired to self-report their completed hours to WAOIC. The licensee is required to print and keep the certificate of completion in their files for three years.

License Term

  • License term is every two years on the last day of the licensed agents birth date.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Non-Monitored Open Book Exam
  • Must answer at least 70% of the questions correct to pass.

Carryover CE Hours

  • CE credits may not be carried over from one term to the next.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses can not be repeated in a three year period.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file for 3 years.

Non-residents (except for LTC)

  • Nonresident agents wanting to sell LTC products will have to complete the same courses as resident agents.

State of Washington, Office of Ins. Commissioner
Agents/Brokers Division

CE information (360) 725-7146 or (800) 725-7146
Renewal information (360) 725-7144
Fax (360) 586-2019
Email: licinfo@oic.wa.gov

Mailing Address:
State of Washington, Office of Ins. Commissioner
Agents/Brokers Division
P.O. Box 40255
Olympia, WA 98504-0255
The information provided is only intended to be general summary information to insurance agents/brokers. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. All efforts have been made to ensure that this information is correct and current. FastrackCE and its employees take no responsibility that this information is correct and current.