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Connecticut Insurance Continuing Education State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance CE in the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut Insurance Department

153 Market Street
Hartford, CT 06103
PO Box 816
Hartford, CT 06142-0816
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for State Holidays
Phone: (860) 297-3800
Toll-free Number: 1 (800) 203-3447



Annuity Best Interest Training Requirement

A producer who engages in the sale of annuity products must complete a one-time, 4-credit training course approved by the Department of Insurance and provided by the Department of Insurance-approved education provider. Producers may not engage in the sale of annuities until the annuity training requirement has been completed.

A producer who has completed a 4-credit annuity suitability training course approved by the Department of Insurance prior to 3/1/2022 must, within 6 months after the 3/1/2022 date, complete either:

  • a new 4-credit annuity best interest training course approved by the Department of Insurance after the 3/1/2022 date; or
  • an additional one-time, 1-credit annuity best interest training course approved by the Department of Insurance and provided by a Department of Insurance-approved education provider on appropriate sales practices and replacement and disclosure requirements.

Long-Term Care Training

Individuals who complete the one-time, 7-hour training program sponsored by the Connecticut Partnership Long-Term Care Program will earn 8 hours of continuing education credit that may be applied to the overall CE requirement.

NOTE: The Kaplan Financial Education LTC courses do not certify you to sell CT Partnership for LTC policies. Please contact the CT Partnership for LTC at (860) 418-6318 for information on Partnership certification requirements.

All Other State Requirements

Resident Requirements

Licensees must complete 24 hours of CE every two years.

Effective 10/1/2021, the line-specific CE requirement of 6 credits per line of authority is no longer required.

The new 24 hour credit requirement is 3 hours of Law/Regs/Ethics and 21 hours of ANY type of credits.

There is also no longer a CE flood requirement as of 10/1/2021.


Non-Resident Requirements

Non-resident licensees are exempt from Connecticut CE but are required to submit a renewal payment by their expiry date.

Course Repetition

Course repetition is not permitted within the compliance/renewal period.

Exam Rules

Online certification exams are closed book. Course materials are not available while the exam is in progress. The final exam must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to receive CE credit. If the exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

Proctor/Monitor Requirements

Online exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party. A disinterested third party certifies that the licensee completed the exam without assistance (i.e., closed book, no tiling, layering of screens, etc.) and is someone who has no financial interest in the success or failure of the student’s ability to maintain their license. The monitor must complete the online Declaration of Compliance. If the licensee launches the exam without a monitor present, he/she will be disqualified from receiving CE credit for the course. Completion of the Declaration of Compliance acknowledges understanding and adherence to the specific requirements outlined by the State Department of Insurance. The Declaration of Compliance is electronically transmitted to Kaplan upon completion of the exam and may be audited for compliance purposes.

Period Requirements

Producers must complete their CE requirement by their license expiration date. Your course work should be completed within 60 days before your birth date every 2 years to receive your renewed license in a timely manner. 

Sponsors are required to report course completion rosters within 15 calendar days of course completion. Sponsors must distribute course completion certificates to all individuals who meet the requirements of the CE course within 15 calendar days of course completion.

Carryover Requirements

No CE hours may be carried over to the next CE period.

State Reporting Fees

Effective 9/1/2021, the CT Department of Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $1.50 per credit hour (online or self-study courses). This state reporting fee will be automatically charged to you (on the last credit card used in your account) each time you complete an online or self-study course.

Instructor Credit

Individuals acting as instructors for continuing education courses receive the same amount of CE credit as his or her students receive for taking the class.

Acceptable Training Methods

  • Correspondence (Print)
  • Company Seminars
  • Classroom
  • CBT/CD-ROM (Computer-Based Training)
  • Online (Internet Delivery)


This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. Kaplan Financial Education makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, Kaplan Financial Education is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

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