Arizona- Flood Insurance Made Simple!

Total Hrs / Order Price
1-5 $15.95
6-17 $24.95
18-24 $39.95
25-50 $49.95
51+ $49.95 + $2.00 per
additional hour over 50

Pricing based on total number of
hours in order.

Approved For:

  • Property and Casualty

Credit Hours
4

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
2003

Publisher
FastrackCE, LLC

State
Arizona

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

Flooding is the nation's #1 natural disaster. In just the past 10 years (1996-2005), annual flood losses in the United States averaged $2.4 billion per year. Currently nearly 5 million policyholders are protected with flood insurance policies; however many more homeowners remain at risk.

Due to its catastrophic nature, flood damage is excluded in homeowners’ insurance policies.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe they are covered for flood losses, when in fact they must purchase flood insurance through FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in order to have such coverage.

NFIP policies are sold by property insurance agents, which means a producer must be up to date on the National Flood Insurance Program, its coverage, conditions and more. This is the purpose of the online continuing education course, Flood Insurance Made Simple.

This self-study CE course begins with a discussion of flooding and the disastrous damage it can cause, including:

  • Definition of flooding and its causes;
  • Who is at risk of flood damage; and
  • Misconceptions about FEMA’s Natural Disaster relief.

From there, we delve into the National Flood Insurance Program:

  • Flood coverage
  • Definition of Flood Zones
  • Low, Moderate and High Risk Flood Zones
  • How to buy a flood insurance policy
  • Underwriting
  • Community rating
  • Choosing a deductible
  • What is insured against flood damage; and
  • How flood damage is valued.

A large portion of this online CE course examines flooding in general – including specific cases of flooding and the damage caused. It is important for property insurance agents to be able to convey to homeowners that everyone is at risk for flood damage. Therefore, we make a significant effort to inform agents on:

  • Flood misconceptions
  • How floods can happen anywhere
  • Causes of flooding
  • Why homeowners cannot rely on disaster relief from the federal government; and

This continuing education course explores and describes the key elements of floods, flooding, and insuring against them through flood Insurance in general and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in specific. This concise study of floods and flood insurance provides students with interesting, informative, and applicable facts, figures, and real life examples of what Mother Nature dishes out. It also points out what people can and should do to deal and cope with the devastating consequences of floods. This CE course may satisfy the state CE requirement for NFIP (please check with your state to confirm the flood course requirements).

Required CE Hours for Renewal

    • If the term of the license that you are renewing began before January 1, 2014, complete 40 hours of insurance continuing education during your license term if you are an Arizona-resident insurance producer who held a non-resident insurance producer license in another state at any time during the license term.
    • If the term of the license that you are renewing began on or after January 1, 2014 (which means that your license expires on or after January 31, 2017), complete 48 hours of Arizona-approved insurance continuing education during the license term, which must include at least six hours of ethics training UNLESS you are exempt from the insurance continuing education requirement.

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

  • Long Term Care

    • Initial training requirement: An Arizona resident cannot sell, solicit or negotiate long-term care insurance unless the individual is licensed as an accident and health or sickness insurance producer and the individual completes eight hours of Arizona-approved long-term care training*. ARS § 20-1691.12(A)(2) A nonresident must either complete an Arizona-approved long-term care training course or satisfy a substantially similar requirement in the licensee's home state.
    • On-going training requirement: An Arizona resident must complete four hours of Arizona-approved long-term care training* in each two-year period succeeding July 1, 2009, after the two-year period in which the person satisfied the initial long-term care training requirement. ARS § 20-1691.12(A)(3) A nonresident must either complete Arizona-approved long-term care training or satisfy a substantially similar requirement in the licensee's home state.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    Satisfy the National Flood Insurance Program training requirements and earn credits toward satisfying Arizona's insurance continuing education requirement by completing three hours of Arizona-approved flood insurance education.

How CE Hours are Reported

  • We will report your hours to Thompson Prometric within 1 business day of your course completion.

Exceptions

You are exempt from Arizona's insurance continuing education requirement if ALL THE FOLLOWING APPLY and continue to apply:
  • You have been "continuously licensed" in Arizona as an insurance agent, broker or producer since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have not held a nonresident insurance producer license in another state at any time since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have never been the subject of an order of the director of insurance for a violation of Arizona insurance laws (ARS Title 20) that resulted in your license being suspended, revoked, denied or not renewed; or, that required you to cease and desist from unlawful activity; or, that required you to pay restitution or a civil penalty.

License Term

  • Last day of the licensee's birth month, every 4 years.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Monitored Exam
  • Monitor must be a CE Provider Representative or a Licensee who supervises the conduct of a student while completing the exam.

State Department Information

Arizona Department of Insurance
Phone: 602-364-4457
Fax: 602-364-4460
Email: Licensing@azinsurance.gov

Mailing Address:
Licensing Division 2910 N. 44th St., Ste 210
Phoenix, AZ 85018-7256