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West Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Required CE Hours for Renewal in West Virginia

  • Most Licenses

    • 24 CE hours biennially (even years), which must include three hours of Ethics
  • Limited Lines

    • Complete a minimum of 6 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 Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • May 31, 2011 marks the end of the current license term. At that time all license terms will be converted to the last day of the agent's birth month.
  • New Compliance period is July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012. If your original license date is after July 1, 2011 you are exempt from this new compliance period.
  • To see renewal conversion chart click the link: Renewal Conversion

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Final exams MUST be monitored by a disinterested third party.
  • The final exam is closed book
  • Must answer at least 70% of the questions correct to pass.

Carryover CE Hours

  • Up to 6 CE credits can be carried over. Carryover Ethics credits will only be counted as general credits and not extra ethics credits.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may not be taken more than once in each renewal 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 4 years.

CE Exemptions

  • Limited lines agents
  • Public adjuster that have been licensed for less that 1 year.
  • Adjusters.
  • Nonresident agents

Additional Information

Third Party Contact: Prometic
Phone: 800-805-9127
Fax: 800.735.7977

Web site: Prometric

West Virginia Department of Insurance

WestVirginia Department of Insurance
Phone: 304-558-0610
Fax: 304-558-4966

Mailing Address:
West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
Agents Licensing & Education
P.O. Box 50540
Charleston, WV 25305
Web site: West Virginia Department of Insurance
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.