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Washington, DC Insurance Continuing Education State Requirements

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

Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

1050 First Street, NE
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-8000
Fax: (202) 535-1196
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, except District holidays

Annuity Requirements

An insurance producer shall not solicit the sale of an annuity product unless the insurance producer completes a one-time four (4) credit training course approved by the Department. The minimum length of the training required shall be sufficient to qualify for at least four (4) CE credits, but may be longer.

Long-Term Care Training

There currently is no LTC training requirement.

All Other State Requirements

Resident Requirements

A Producer (with the exception of limited lines producers) renewing an insurance license must successfully complete at least twenty-four (24) credit hours of approved continuing education, inclusive of at least three (3) credit hours in ethics, prior to expiration of his/her license.

In addition, a producer renewing a license in the property and casualty group shall also complete at least three (3) credit hours in flood insurance during the licensee's first license renewal period.

A licensee shall require more than one half of his/her CE credit hour requirements for a particular license with a course or courses sponsored by an Insurance Company.

Non-Resident Requirements

Non-resident applicants who meet the CE requirements in their home state are exempt from District of Columbia CE.

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

CE requirements must be completed prior to the expiration of the license in order to qualify for renewal. Licensees will renew on the last day of the producer’s birth month biennially.

Carryover Requirements

Excess credit hours accumulated during a license period shall not be carried forward to the next license period.

Reporting Requirements

Report within 5 days of completion. Need Agent’s license number or NPN to report.

State Reporting Fees

The DC Department of 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

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

  • Online (Internet Delivery)
  • Correspondence (Print)
  • Company Seminars


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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