Illinois Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

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Updated June 26, 2024

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The following courses are currently available for Illinois:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00Flood
Indexed Product Training4.00General
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life/Health
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Life/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 and Best Interest Standard Training4.00Annuity Best Interest 4 hr
Long-Term Care Certification Training8.00LTC
Long-Term Care Certificate 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 Insurance12.00Property/Casualty



Producers in Illinois are required to take 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours in Ethics, every 2-year license term. The Ethics course must be fulfilled in an approved classroom or webinar setting. Courses cannot be taken for credit more than once in a 2-year license term. Up to 12 hours of excess CE may be carried over to the next license term. Producers must be CE compliant at least ten (10) business days before their renewal date.



Students may take an approved course in any line of authority to obtain their CE credits, but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type. Three (3) hours of Ethics must be fulfilled in a classroom or webinar setting. ExamFX does NOT offer the classroom or webinar Ethics course. Excess Ethics hours can be carried over but will only be general credits and will not satisfy the next Ethics requirement. Crop producers can satisfy their CE requirement with a course approved for property and casualty.


• LONG-TERM CARE TRAINING  Before soliciting or selling LTC products in Illinois, resident producers must complete an 8-hour LTC training course. Upon completion of the initial training, resident producers must complete a 4-hour course on long-term care every 2-year license term.  (If a producer fails to complete the ongoing training before the license renewal, there is a 12-month window in which the producer may complete the training thereafter. If the producer still fails to do so, they must complete the initial 8-hour training again).

• ANNUITY BEST INTEREST TRAINING – Illinois licensed producers must complete a state approved 4-hour Annuity Suitability Best Interest course before selling, soliciting or negotiating annuity products. The ExamFX Annuity Suitability Best Interest Standard course satisfies this requirement.

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


• CERTIFICATE EXAM – Licensees are required to pass the certificate exam with a 70% or better.

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

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



Your certificate of completion will be processed within two (2) business days and can be downloaded/printed from the "View Certificate(s)" link in the course launch portal. Completions are normally reported to the state within two (2) business days of the certificate having been issued. The state charges a $1.00 per credit hour fee in order to report completions. This fee is charged prior to accessing the certificate exam.



A non-resident producer's completion of their home state's CE requirements satisfies this state's CE requirements if the non-resident producer's home state recognizes the completion of its CE requirements imposed upon producers from this state on the same basis.


The following are exempt from Illinois CE requirements:

• Individuals holding a temporary license

• Individuals holding the following limited licenses: limited travel health, baggage, or trip cancellation sold in connection with transportation by a common carrier; industrial life; industrial health; and insurance issued by a local mutual district, county, or township insurance company

• Non-resident producers who meet their resident states' CE requirements (except for LTC requirements)


Producers who have satisfied the renewal requirements can file a renewal application at NIPR and follow the online renewal instructions.


Illinois Department of Insurance

Phone: (217) 782-4515

Fax: 217-782-5020


Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
Illinois Department of Insurance

Producer Licensing Unit
320 West Washington Street 

Springfield, IL   62701

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 state's requirements.


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