Minnesota Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

MINNESOTA CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Minnesota:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Ethics
Indexed Product Training4.00Gen
Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance13.00General
Group Benefits & Worksite Insurance4.00Life/Health
Health Insurance Policies: Protecting Clients from Health-Related Loss5.00Life/Health
Life Insurance Policy Types & Suitability6.00Life/Health
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities: Understanding Investment Potential and Risks5.00Life/Health

 

REQUIRED HOURS

Producers in Minnesota must take 24 hours of continuing education, 3 of those hours being in ethics, during each licensing period, every 2 years on the last day of licensee’s birth month.

Producers must complete their continuing education and have their credits posted 30 days prior to their license expiration date.

No more than one-half of the credit hours per licensing period may be credited to a person for attending courses sponsored by, offered by, or affiliated with an insurance company or its agents. Courses may not be taken for credit more than once in the same licensing period.


CATEGORY RESTRICTIONS

There are no category restrictions in the state of Minnesota. Students may take credits in any line of insurance to satisfy the CE requirements.


SPECIAL TRAINING

• LONG TERM CARE TRAINING – Before a Producer can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance they must complete an initial, state approved, 8-hour Long Term Care Training course. Producers must then complete a 4-hour ongoing training requirement every 2 years following the initial date of completion.

• ANNUITY TRAINING – Minnesota producers must take a course approved for at least 4 hours before selling or soliciting any annuity products.

• FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING – Minnesota licensed producers who sell flood insurance are required to take a 3-hour one-time course approved for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


COURSE PRESENTATION

• PROGRESSIVE – Students must progress through the curriculum topic by topic. Students must access all reading content and attempt all Study by Topic quizzes.

• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better.

• STUDY BY TOPIC QUIZZES – ExamFX requires that all Study by Topic quizzes be passed with at least a score of 70%.

• STUDENT ATTESTATION – The student attestation must be completed following the certificate exam.

 

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND REPORTING

Your certificate of completion will be emailed to you within two (2) business days. Completions are reported to state entities within two (2) business days of the certificate having been issued.

 

NONRESIDENT PRODUCERS

If you have satisfied the continuing education requirements of your home state, Minnesota will consider that as satisfaction of the continuing education requirements. Nonresidents must complete training for LTC before selling LTC insurance products in Minnesota. Nonresidents must also complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours before selling annuity products. Nonresidents who satisfy the annuity training requirements in another state that is similar to Minnesota will be deemed compliant, but this will satisfy any of Minnesota’s CE requirements.


CE EXEMPTIONS

The following individuals are exempt from Minnesota CE requirements:

• A waiver of exemption time up to 90 days may be granted for good cause. It is the responsibility of the producer to request the waiver on a form prescribed by the commissioner.

• There are no continuing education requirements for closers.

• Nonresident producers whose home-state has a reciprocity agreement with Minnesota

• Nonresident adjusters who are licensed and in good standing in their home-state


LICENSE RENEWAL

Producers must renew their license no more than 60 days before their expiration date. Producers will utilize the “Renew or Reinstate your License” option at www.sircon.com

 

STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Minnesota Department of Commerce – Insurance Division

Phone: 651-539-1500

Fax: 651-539-1547


Web site: http://mn.gov/commerce/insurance/producers-adjusters/

Mailing Address:
85 7th Place East, Suite 500 St. Paul, MN 55101

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.