Georgia- 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
34994

Publisher
FastrackCE, LLC

State
Georgia

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 in Georgia

  • All Licenses

    • 24 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.
  • Licensed over 20 years

    • 20 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.

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.
  • Any one wanting to sell Long term care in the state of Georgia must take a 2 hour Georgia specific Medicaid course.
  • 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

  • Continuing education requirements must be completed biennially on or before the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Final exams are to be monitored by a disinterested third party.
  • Final exams are Closed book.
  • A passing grade of at least 70% required to pass the course.

Carryover CE Hours

  • 7 CE credits may be carried over from one term to another.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may NOT be taken for credit more than once in a 5 year period, unless topic of study is current issues, ethics or legislative updates.

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.

Exemptions

  • A newly licensed agent who completed the Georgia prelicense education requirement will be exempt for the first reporting period.
  • Nonresident agents are exempt except for state specific LTC continuing education course(see above).

Renewal Administrator

Pearson VUE
Phone: 1-800-274-0488
Fax: 602-364-4460
Web site: Pearson VUE

CE Administrator

Sircon
Phone: 877-876-4430
Fax: 404-656-0874
Web site: Sircon.com

Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner


Main Phone: 404-656-2070
Toll Free Phone: 800-656-2298
Agents Licensing:404-656-2101
Fax: 404-657-8542
Email: Agents@oci.ga.gov

Mailing Address:
Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 908
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Web site: Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner