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Tennessee Insurance Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Insurance Division
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Agent Licensing
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​An insurance producer may not sell, solicit, or negotiate an annuity product unless the producer has completed an approved one-time 4-hour training course.   This requirement is effective November 1, 2015.

Insurance producers who hold a life insurance line of authority as of November 1, 2015 and who desire to sell annuities must complete the training requirement by May 1, 2016.  Individuals who obtain a life insurance line of authority on or after November 1, 2015, may not engage in the sale of annuities until the one-time annuity training course has been completed. ​

Producers must complete an eight (8) hour, Department-approved Long Term Care course prior to selling Long Term Care products, including partnership policies. Following the initial eight (8) hour training, producers must complete four (4) hours of continuing education relating to selling Long Term Care every license period. The eight (8) hours of training will count towards the continuing education requirement.

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Resident Requirements

Licensees need to complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years, including 3 hours of ethics training.

Any resident insurance producer who is authorized to sell property insurance or who is authorized to sell both property and casualty insurance, shall take a one-time three (3) hour flood course consisting of the minimum training requirements of section 207 of the Flood Insurance Federal Reform Act of 2004, 42 U.S.C. 4011. and basic flood education as outlined at 70 Fed. Reg. 52117, or such later requirements as are published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This course will count towards the individual&rsquos required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education for one biennium and must be completed before the first license renewal following January 1, 2012. Those individuals who can show proof of having completed such a course after January 1, 2008 may be exempt from this requirement.

Credits must be recorded by Kaplan by the license expiration date. Kaplan has 30 days to bank credits from the date all required information is received from the student. Please allow for this 30-day processing time when planning your CE course completion.

Non Resident Requirements

Non-residents who comply with CE requirements of the resident state are exempt from Tennessee CE requirements.

Course Repetition

Courses in Tennessee may be repeated after two years from the completion date of the original course (not once every compliance 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.

Period Requirements

Tennessee resident licensees must complete their CE requirements every two years by the last day of the licensee’s birth month.

Carryover Requirements

Tennessee will allow a maximum of 12 CE hours to be carried over to the next renewal/reporting period. Carryover does not apply to ethics courses. Excess ethics credits carryover as general credits.

Reporting Requirements

Report within 30 days of completion. Need Agent’s SSN or license number to report.

State Reporting Fees

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $1.00 per credit hour (online, self-study, and classroom 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, self-study, or classroom course.

Instructor Credit

Instructors can earn credit for a course they teach. The amount of credit awarded shall not exceed two (2) times the number of approved credit hours.


The CE requirements do not apply to any individual who holds a license as a limited insurance representative under T.C.A. 56-6-138.

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.