Arizona Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

ARIZONA CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Arizona:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Ethics
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance: How to Sell Ethically & Comply with the Law3.00Ethics
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00Flood
Indexed Product Training4.00Gen
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life and Health
Distribution Planning4.00Life/Health
Group Benefits & Worksite Insurance4.00Life/Health
Health Insurance Policies: Protecting Clients from Health-Related Loss5.00Life/Health
Life Insurance Policy Types & Suitability6.00Life/Health
Medicare Supplement Insurance: Closing the Gap4.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities: Understanding Investment Potential and Risks5.00Life/Health
Annuity Suitability Certification Training4.00Life/Health/Annuity
Long Term Care Certification Training8.00LTC
LTC Certification Refresher4.00LTC
Businessowners Policy (BOP)4.00Property/Casualty
Commercial Lines: Property/Auto/Liability4.00Property/Casualty
Personal Lines: Protecting Your Client's Home, Auto, & Critical Risks7.00Property/Casualty
Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance13.00Property/Casualty

 

REQUIRED HOURS

• Beginning January 1st, 2014 all Arizona residents will now be required to comply with Arizona’s Continuing Education requirement. Arizona producers will be required to take 48 hours of continuing education, 6 of those hours being in ethics, every 4-year license term.

• Resident producers who were licensed prior to January 2014 will not need to comply with the new continuing education requirement in their current renewal

cycle. Producers will then need to comply with the new 48-hour requirement thereafter, every 4-year license term.

• Resident producers who hold, or held, a nonresident license and were licensed prior to January 2014 will need to complete the 40-hour CE requirement for their current renewal cycle. Producers will then need to complete 48 hours of continuing education thereafter, every 4-year license term.

• If a producer has been continuously licensed in Arizona since 1995 AND has never held a nonresident license, they are exempt from the continuing education requirement.

Producers license renewal dates will depend on the birth month of the producer. No carry over credits are allowed and a student cannot take a course more than once in a 4-year license term.

CATEGORY RESTRICTIONS

Students may take an approved course in any line of authority to obtain their Continuing Education credits, but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type.

SPECIAL TRAINING

• LONG TERM CARE PARTNERSHIP TRAINING - Before a Producer can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance they must be licensed as an Arizona Life and Health Producer. Further, they must complete an initial 8 hours of state approved Long Term Care Training. Producers must then complete a 4-hour ongoing training requirement every 4-year license term in order to stay in compliance.

• FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING - Arizona licensed producers who wish to sell annuities must complete a one-time 4 hour annuity suitability course.

• ANNUITY TRAINING - Arizona licensed producers who sell National Flood Insurance Policies are required to take a one-time 3-hour course on Flood Insurance.

COURSE PRESENTATION

• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better. Exams must be monitored by an Arizona licensed producer or a testing center representative who certifies that the licensee completed the exam without outside assistance.

• STUDY BY TOPIC QUIZZES – ExamFX recommends that all Study by Topic Quizzes are passed with a 70% or better.

• STUDENT AND PROCTOR ATTESTATION – The student and proctor attestation must be completed following the certificate exam.

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND REPORTING

Nonresident producers are not required to take CE in Arizona if they have completed CE in their home state and remain in good standing. If the home state does not have a CE requirement, nonresident producers must comply with Arizona’s CE requirement.

NONRESIDENT PRODUCERS

Nonresidents who have completed their CE requirement in their home state will be deemed compliant for Alabama’s continuing education requirement.

CE EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from Arizona CE requirements:

• Licensees who have been continuously licensed since 1995 and who have NEVER held a nonresident license.

• Nonresidents are not required to complete Arizona continuing education.

• Resident and non-resident adjuster.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Producers can renew up to 90 days before the license expiration date. To update and address, telephone number, or to renew a license or print a license renewal application, use the Insurance Professional License Update System (IPLUS). A renewal application must be submitted with all other required materials and non-refundable fees by or on the license expiration date, or delivered in person during Licensing Counter Business Hours. After your renewal application has been accepted, please be sure to check your license expiration date to make sure it has been extended as well as any other information relevant to the application is correct.

STATE CONTACT 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

 

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to make sure that the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their states requirements.