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Illinois insurance CE course pricing:
You may select 21 hours of courses for $39.95 plus $0.75 for each additional hour. An additional $10.00 per course will be added to your total if you select paper course material.

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Illinois Insurance CE

Illinois Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Required Illinois Insurance Continuing Education Hours

Producers

24-hours of insurance CE, including 3-hours of ethics are required every 2-year license term. The ethics CE requirement must be completed in an approved classroom course.

Adjusters

24-hours of insurance CE, including 3-hours of ethics are required every 2-year license term. The ethics CE requirement must be completed in an approved classroom course.

Crop Producers

24-hours of insurance CE, including 3-hours of ethics are required every 2-year license term. The ethics CE requirement must be completed in an approved classroom course.

Insurance License Renewal

License Term

  • The license term is every 2 years on the last day of the birth month.
  • CE must be completed at least 30 days prior to license expiration to avoid penalty.

License Renewal Process

Electronic Renewals will be available up to 90-days prior to a licensee’s expiration date. If the current date exceeds the expiration date, you will be required to pay a penalty fee.

State Insurance Product Training Requirements

Annuity Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell annuity products.

Initial Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling annuity products.

Long-Term Care Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell long-term care products.

Initial Training
Hours: 8
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling LTC products. All courses now certified for this training have the course number of 46330.
 
Ongoing Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: Ongoing training must be completed every license period, following the initial training requirement.

*Note: If a producer fails to complete the 4-hour Ongoing training course prior to the license renewal, the producer will have 12 months from that license renewal date to complete the 4-hour ongoing training, without having to repeat the Initial 8-hour training course.


Additional Information

Viatical and Life Settlements

State required training for life agents who also hold a viatical settlement broker license and sell viatical life settlement policies.

Ongoing Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: Ongoing training must be completed every 24 months.

NFIP Flood Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell flood insurance products.

One-Time Training
Hours: 3
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling flood insurance products.

Insurance CE Exam Requirements

Exam Rules

Self-study courses are open book. During the examination, producers may refer to course materials or notes. Students have unlimited retakes.

Monitor Requirements

Illinois does not require a proctor during a course exam.

Passing Score

Self-Study Final Exam: 70%

Repetition and Carryover

Carryover Rules

Up to 12 hours of excess CE may be carried over to the subsequent license term.

Repetition Rules

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license term.

Reporting and Insurance CE Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion

WebCE provides online printable certificates of completion in Illinois. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after a final exam is passed. Producers must keep the original certificate of completion in his or her files for 5 years.

Reporting

Next-Day Reporting: WebCE reports course completions electronically to State Based Systems (SBS) every business day.

*Agents must have their CE credit hours posted at least 10 business days prior to the expiration date, and prior to applying to renew their insurance license(s). Providers have 10 days to report your CE completions, so please plan accordingly to avoid a lapse in licensure.

Insurance CE Course Requirements

Course Presentation

Online and paper self-study and classroom.

Study Requirements

Self-Study Requirements: Students should read the course prior to taking the final exam.

Category Restrictions

3 hours of ethics study must be completed in a classroom. Crop producers can fulfill their CE requirement with course approved for property and casualty.

Non-Resident Insurance CE Requirements

State-Specific Insurance Product Training

Annuity Training

Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in Illinois, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.

Long-Term Care Training

Non-resident producers who are licensed to sell LTC insurance in Illinois and who have satisfied the long-term care partnership training program in their home state, or another state with an LTC partnership requirement, have satisfied Illinois’ LTC requirement.

Viatical and Life Settlements Training

All life agents who also hold a Viatical Settlement Broker license and sell viatical life settlement policies must complete a one-time 4 hour CE course in viatical settlements. *Non-residents who have completed a course of at least 4 hours in their resident state will be deemed compliant with this requirement.

Non-Resident Insurance CE Requirements

Non-resident producers selling annuity, LTC, or viatical and life settlements have special training or education requirements as described above.

Exemptions from Insurance CE Requirements

Insurance CE Exemptions

The following individuals are exempt from CE requirements:

  • Those holding a temporary license.
  • Those holding any of the following limited licenses: baggage, limited travel health, or trip cancellation sold in connection with transportation by a common carrier; industrial life; industrial health; and insurance issued by a local mutual district, county, or township insurance company.
  • Non-resident producers who meet their resident states' CE requirements.

Contact Info

Illinois Department of Insurance

State-Based Systems


WebCE provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither WebCE nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.