- Duration: 24 hours
How to Renew Your Kansas Insurance License
12 hours biennially for Life/Health OR Property/Casualty licenses
24 hours biennially for combined Life/Health AND Property/Casualty licenses. 50% of the hours must come from each line.
2 hours biennially for Crop Only licenses (in Crop courses)
4 hours biennially for Title Only licenses (in Title courses)
Compliance Renewal Date
Renewal date is the licensee’s date of birth, biennially. Licensees born in odd-numbered years renew in odd-numbered years, and licensees born in even-numbered years renew in even numbered years.
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.
Hours must be taken in license type held. If multi-licensed (P&C and L&H), 50% of the required hours must be done in each line.
For All Licenses:
1 hr – Producers with a single line of authority (Life/Health OR Property/Casualty) must complete 1 hour of Ethics as part of the total requirement.
2 hrs – Producers a combined license (Life/Health AND Property/Casualty) must complete 2 hours of Ethics as part of the total requirement.
Effective June 1, 2013, any producer who engages in the sale of annuities is required to complete a four (4) hour annuity suitability training course. Satisfaction of this training requirement for current producers has a deadline of November 30, 2013. Individuals who obtain a life insurance line of authority on or after June 1, 2013, may not engage in the sale of annuities until the annuity suitability training course has been completed. Producers are also required to complete on an ongoing basis company-sponsored product-specific training sponsored by the insurance company offering the product.
Long-Term Care Training
Agents selling, soliciting or negotiating Kansas Partnership for Long-Term Care Plans will need to have four hours of Partnership-related training, followed by one hour of related training every other year.
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
Licensees must complete 12 hours of CE every two years in the line for which the license is held with at least 1 hour in ethics.
Licensees holding multiple authorities L/H and P/C must complete 24 total hours with 50% of the hours in L/H and 50% of the hours in P/C courses – this must include 2 hours of Ethics training. Credit earned from general courses is acceptable in meeting L/H or P/C requirements.
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
Non-residents who comply with the CE requirements of their resident state are exempt from Kansas CE requirements.
Course repetition is not permitted within the compliance/renewal period.
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.
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.
Kansas resident and nonresident licensees must complete his or her CE requirements by his or her date of birth every two years. If born in an odd year, due in an odd year and if born in an even year, due in an even year. If the license has not been held for a full two years by the initial CE deadline, then the licensee is given another two years to complete the CE requirement.
Carryover of CE hours is not permitted.
Report within 30 days of completion. Need Agent’s SSN, License number or NPN to report.
State Reporting Fees
The Kansas 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.
Acceptable Training Methods
- Online (Internet Delivery)
- Correspondence (Print)
- Company Seminars
- CBT/CD-ROM (Computer-Based Training)
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