Washington Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

WASHINGTON CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Washington:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance: How to Sell Ethically & Comply with the Law3.00Ethics
Anti-Money Laundering2.00General
Indexed Product Training5.00General
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00General
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
Principles of Life and Health Insurance10.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities: Understanding Investment Potential and Risks5.00Life/Health
Annuity Suitability Certification Training4.00Life/Health/Annuity
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

 

REQUIRED HOURS

Producers in Washington are required to take 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of Ethics, every 2- year license term. The license term is based on the producer’s date of birth. No carry over credits are allowed and a student cannot take a course more than once within 3 calendar years from the original completion date. Please note: Course numbers for LTC and annuity courses are the same for all providers. The initial 8-hour LTC course and annuity training course will be considered duplicates if repeated within the 3-year period. The 4-hour LTC course is exempt from the repetition rule.

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

• ANNUITY TRAINING - Producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours before they may begin selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products. Resident producers who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Washington law will be deemed compliant for the Washington requirement.

• LONG TERM CARE PARTNERSHIP TRAINING – Producers must complete an initial, state approved 8-hour Long Term Care Training course before they can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance. Producers must then complete a 4-hour ongoing training requirement every 24 months from the date the initial 8-hour training was completed in order to stay in compliance.

• FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING – Washington producers 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 a disinterested third party 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

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. Sircon charges $1.00 per course in order to report completions. This fee is charged to the student before the certification exam may be accessed.

 

CE EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from Washington CE requirements:

• Resident adjusters and producers holding only limited credit insurance, travel insurance, or surety licenses are exempt from CE requirements.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Producers can renew their license online here.


STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner Phone: 360-725-7144
Fax: 360-586-2019
Email: licinfo@oic.wa.gov

Mailing Address: PO Box 40257 Olympia, WA 98504-0257

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.