Arkansas Insurance Agent 24-Hour Continuing Education Course (Life, Health, Property, and Casualty)

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How to Renew Your Arkansas Insurance License

General Requirements:

Total Hours

24 hours biennially for Producers and Adjusters

Compliance Renewal Date

Effective 2/15/2019 – Licenses expire on the last day of the licensee’s birth month, biennially, based on odd/even birth year. The first renewal is not due until the license has been held for at least 1 year.

You may also need to take specific courses or earn specific credit types to renew your license. These course completions will count toward the total hour requirement.

Line-Specific Requirements:

For All Licenses:

Ethics
3 hrs – Producers & Adjusters must complete 3 hrs of Ethics as part of the total requirement

Long-Term Care Training

Producers who sell LTC insurance must complete a one-time, 8-hour initial training course. In addition, no less than 4 hours of ongoing LTC training is required every 24 months. These four hours may be counted toward the total CE requirement if the course is approved for CE.


Flood Requirements

This state has issued a notice reminding licensees who sell flood insurance of their requirement to comply with the minimum 3 hours of training requirements established by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.


All Other State Requirements

Resident Requirements

Effective January 1, 2011 Arkansas producers shall complete a minimum of 24, including 3 hours of ethics, hours each biennial period if licensed to sell:

  • Life insurance
  • Accident and health or sickness insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Casualty insurance
  • Variable products
  • Personal line insurance

Effective January 1, 2011 Arkansas adjusters, unless exempt, must complete and report a minimum of 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, within the time frame established by rule of the commissioner. This will not apply to a non-resident adjuster as long as the home state requires CE for adjusters.

Continuing education is due annually on or before the renewal date of the license. There is no grace period.

The AR DOI is not requiring the annual 4 hour Annuity Training course at this time. Please visit this link for more information.

This state has issued a notice reminding licensees who sell flood insurance of their requirement to comply with the minimum training requirements established by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Non Resident Requirements

There are no non-resident continuing education requirements in Arkansas.

Course Repetition

Courses may not be repeated within a 2 year 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

Proctors must be a disinterested third party, who is any person with no family or financial relationship to the licensed producer or adjuster. The proctor is not required to be a licensed producer. The proctor is required to complete an online Declaration of Compliance before an individual can access the online exam. The Declaration of Compliance is electronically transmitted to Kaplan upon completion of the exam. If the licensee launches the exam without a monitor present, he/she will be disqualified from receiving CE credit for the course. Licensee must submit the original Appendix G to Kaplan.

Period Requirements

Arkansas licensees must complete their CE requirements by licensee’s date of birth annually. If the license has not been held for a full year by the initial CE deadline, then the licensee is given another year to complete the CE requirement.

The renewal of licenses will be based on the licensee’s birthday. For licensees with a birth year ending in an odd number, their license will be renewed for a period of two years and will have an expiration date of 2013. Accordingly, these licensees will pay two annual fees at renewal. For licensees with a birth year ending in an even number, their license will be renewed for an initial period of one year with an expiration date of 2012. Accordingly, these licensees will only pay one annual fee at this time. When their licenses are renewed in 2012, those licenses will be for a period of two calendar years with an expiration date of 2014.

For all new licenses, the licenses will be issued for a period of two calendar years and the licensee will pay two annual fees. Licenses issued in 2011 will expire in 2013.

All licenses issued or renewed for a period of two calendar years will expire on the licensee’s birth date in the calendar year of expiration.

Adjusters must complete continuing education on or before their birthday.

Carryover Requirements

Excess educational hours accumulated during any biennial period may be carried forward only to the next biennial period. Continuing education carried forward to the following calendar year shall expire upon commencement of the second biennial period following completion of the hours. Additional Ethics hours will carry over as regular hours and not as Ethic education.

Reporting Requirements

Report within 10 days of completion. Need agent’s license number. Must send in Appendix G monitor form with the Appendix H form to be reported.Note: The completion date is the date the Education Provider receives the affidavit.

State Reporting Fees

The AR Insurance Department 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

An approved instructor teaching any approved course of instruction or lecturing at an approved seminar or meeting shall qualify for two (2) hours of credit for each hour presented.

Exemptions

Individuals who are at least 60 years old and licensed prior to July 1, 2003, exemption must be requested.

Individuals who have been actively licensed for at least 15 consecutive years, prior to July 1, 2003, exemption must be requested.

Newly licensed individuals are exempt for the initial license period. After the first renewal of the license, CE shall be due on the licensee’s birth date annually.

Acceptable Training Methods

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

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