Producers: The license term is 2 years ending November 30 in even-numbered years.
Public adjusters: The license term is every 2-years based on the license issue date.
Effective 6/7/2016: Self-study insurance continuing education final exams are closed-book and no longer require a proctor.
Self-Study Final Exam: 70%
Repetition and Carryover
Excess credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period, but hours must be reported, and a continuance fee must be paid, in compliance period in which course was taken.
Excess earned Ethics credits may be applied to cover other CE requirements in the current compliance period, and any remaining credits will be carried over to the next compliance period and applied to either the Ethics requirement or other CE requirements.
Courses may only be taken for credit once in a 2-year compliance period.
Reporting and Certificates of Completion
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of completion are available to print online immediately after the final exam is passed. Licensees are required to maintain the certificate of completion in his or her files.
Instant Reporting: Insurance CE credits are immediately reported to Sircon upon course completion.
CE Course Requirements
Acceptable method of study is self-study online.
Self-Study Requirements: Students should read the course material prior to taking an closed-book, non-monitored final exam.
Students must take courses in the line for which they hold a license. For dual licensed agents-A minimum of 8 CE hours must be completed in each license type held and a minimum of 3 CE hours must be in a course approved for ethics.
- No more than 75 percent of CE hours may come from company-sponsored courses. None of WebCE’s courses are company-sponsored.
- Excess earned Ethics credits may be applied to cover other CE requirements in the current biennium.
- Insurance Law and Regulations (ILR) credits will count toward Ethics credits.
- CE credits awarded for Other General Insurance (OGI) topics will be used to meet any license-specific requirement but not the Ethics requirement.
- Flood courses will count toward the P&C license specific requirement.
Non-Resident CE Requirements
State-Specific Product Training
State product training is required for producers planning to sell Annuities, Long-Term Care, or Medicare-related products.
A nonresident producer who becomes a Virginia resident between renewals of his or her Virginia license is immediately subject to Virginia CE requirements and must complete a prorated schedule of CE study. Producers are encouraged to contact the Virginia Department of Insurance to determine their CE requirements.
CE Requirement Exemptions
The following are exempt from CE requirements:
- A resident or nonresident producer who is at least 65 and can demonstrate that he or she has held any combination of resident or nonresident Virginia licenses of equivalent type continuously for at least 20 years
- A resident producer who is at least 65 and will have held a Virginia resident license continuously for no fewer than 4 years by the end of the compliance period and can furnish proof of having held equivalent license authority continuously in other states for an additional 16 years, for a total of 20 years of continuous licensing
- A producer who is at least 65 by the end of the compliance period and has held a resident Virginia license continuously for the past 4 years as well as holding the same license authority for twenty of the past thirty years in Virginia without interruption by license revocation or commission termination
- Individuals who hold a limited line license, such as credit life/health, travel accident, and travel baggage insurance producers
- Nonresident producers in good standing with their home state CE requirements. Nonresidents are still required to pay the processing fee. (See “CE Completion Reporting” section above for processing fee instructions.)
- Nonresident public adjusters who are licensed as a public adjuster in their home state and are in good standing. If the license is terminated, suspended, or revoked in their home state the VA nonresident license will terminate and must be immediately surrendered. Nonresidents are still required to pay processing fee. (See “CE Completion Reporting” section above for processing fee instructions.)
- Individuals may request a waiver with good cause; submit to Pearson Vue
- Individuals who are licensed in the even-numbered year of the biennium are exempt from continuing education for the current biennium only. However, if you do take any CE courses in the current biennium, you must pay the $15 Continuance fee within the deadlines specified in the Compliance Schedule to have the courses applied to carry over for the subsequent biennium.
Virginia Bureau of Insurance
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.