Washington- National Flood Insurance Program 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:

  • All Licenses

Credit Hours
4

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
611357

Publisher
FastrackCE, LLC

State
Washington

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

This online CE course discusses flooding and the disastrous damage it can cause. It 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.

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, and why homeowners cannot rely on disaster relief from the federal government.

In addition, flooding is the nation's #1 natural disaster. In just the past 10 years, annual flood losses in the United States averaged $11.0 billion per year. Currently nearly 5 million policyholders are protected with flood insurance policies; however many more homeowners remain at risk.

Flood damage, due to its catastrophic nature, 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, NFIP – Basic Flood Insurance Course.

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 satisfies the state CE requirement for Floods-NFIP.

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