- Duration: 24 hours
How to Renew Your Vermont Insurance License
24 hours biennially
Compliance Renewal Date
Renewal date is March 31 of odd 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.
No more than 6 hours can be related to insurance agency management in a single renewal period.
For All Licenses:
3 hrs – Producers must complete 3 hrs of Ethics as part of the total requirement.
Long-Term Care Training
An agent or producer selling, soliciting or negotiating the sale of any long-term care insurance policy must complete one, eight (8) hour course specific to long-term care, not less than two hours of which shall contain Vermont-specific information including Vermont Medicaid information. The Vermont-specific information can be part of an eight-hour course or may be provided as a separate course. Insurance agents or producers licensed to sell long-term care insurance policies must complete the one-time eight-hour training before the agent or producer may sell, solicit or negotiate the sale of any long-term care insurance policy. An agent or producer selling, soliciting or negotiating the sale of any long-term care insurance policy must also complete no less than four (4) hours of ongoing training every 24 months ending March 31st of odd-numbered calendar years. For resident licensees, this training can count towards the twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education required.
All Other State Requirements
Licensees must complete 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2 years by March 31st of odd numbered years. A licensee is exempt from fulfilling his/her CE until after the first initial period of licensing. A maximum of 6 hours can relate to insurance agency management in a review period.
All property/casualty producers are required to take a one-time 3 hour Flood Insurance course.
Non Resident Requirements
A non-resident producer who resides in a state or district that has a continuing education requirement and who has satisfied such requirement is exempt from Vermont CE.
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.
The Vermont license term expires on March 31, of odd-numbered years.
No carryover is permitted.
Report within 20 days of completion. Need Agent’s license number to report.
State Reporting Fees
The Vermont Department of Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $1.50 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.
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
“Did You Find What You Need?” For Additional Renewal Information:
- National and/or State Licensing Authority (Click Here)
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