Montana Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

MONTANA CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Montana:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Ethics
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance3.00Ethics
Indexed Product Training4.00Life
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life and Health
Annuity Suitability Certification Training4.00Life/Health
Distribution Planning4.00Life/Health
Group Benefits & Worksite Insurance4.00Life/Health
Health Insurance Policies5.00Life/Health
Life Insurance Policy Types & Suitability6.00Life/Health
Long Term Care Certification Training8.00Life/Health
LTC Certification Refresher4.00Life/Health
Medicare Supplement Insurance: Closing the Gap4.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities5.00Life/Health
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00PC
Businessowners Policy (BOP)4.00Property/Casualty
Commercial Lines: Property/Auto/Liability4.00Property/Casualty
Personal Lines7.00Property/Casualty

 

REQUIRED HOURS

• Life and Health and Property and Casualty Producers as well as Adjusters in Montana are required to take 24 hours of CE, 3 of those being in ethics and 1 hour of legislative changes to Montana Statutes, every 2-year license term.

The Producer’s license term is every 2 years on the first day of the licensee’s birth month in either odd or even years. Licensees who are born in an even year will renew on even years, those born in an odd year will renew on odd years. Montana does not allow excess credit hours to be carried forward into the next license term. Producers cannot take a course more than once within 2 years from the initial completion date.


CATEGORY RESTRICTIONS

Students may take an approved course in any line of authority to obtain their Continuing Education credits (with the exception of Limited Lines Credit Only Producers), but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type. Limited Lines Credit Only Producers must complete their 5-hour requirement in the following subjects: Ethics, Law, or Limited Lines Credit Insurance.


SPECIAL TRAINING

• LONG TERM CARE PARTNERSHIP TRAINING - Before a Producer can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance 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 24 months following the initial completion date of the 8-hour training.

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

• ANNUITY SUITABILITY TRAINING - Insurers are responsible for the adequate training of agents who participate in the sale of annuity products. No hour requirements or specific state approval required.

 

COURSE PRESENTATION

• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better. Exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party who certifies that the licensee completed the exam without outside assistance. Coworkers are not acceptable proctors.

• 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

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. The state charges $1.00 per credit hour and Sircon charges $1.00 per course in order to report completions.
These fees are charged to the student before the certification exam may be accessed.

 

NONRESIDENT PRODUCERS

Nonresident producers who have completed their CE requirements in their home state and remain in good standing are not subject to Montana’s CE requirements. All nonresidents must submit a letter of certification from their home state to the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance stating that they are in compliance. If the producers home state does not have a CE requirement the producer is subject to Montana’s CE requirement. Montana nonresident producers must submit the renewal compliance form sent to them by the state prior to the license expiration date.

Nonresident adjusters who have completed their CE requirements in their home state and remain in good standing are not subject to Montana’s CE requirements, as long as the home state is one of the following Montana approved reciprocal states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah or Wyoming. If the adjuster’s state is not listed above, they will be subject to Montana’s CE requirements. Montana nonresident adjusters must submit the renewal compliance form sent to them by the state prior to the license expiration date.

 

CE EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from Montana CE requirements:

• An individual holds a temporary license.

• The individual has exempted by the Montana commissioner.

STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance

Phone: (406) 444-2040
Fax: (406) 444-3497
Email: producerlicenseing@mt.gov
Web site: www.csi.mt.gov

Mailing Address: 840 Helena Avenue
Helen, MT  59601

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.