How To Renew Your Insurance License In Alabama
In Alabama, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially, based on the anniversary of your original license year. Proof of U.S. citizenship is also now a requirement in order to keep your license current.
There is no requirement to take another exam from the state, though depending on the format of your continuing education, it is possible that you may take a short knowledge test at the end of the course to be sure that you understand important insurance concepts, laws, and regulations.
If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.
Step 1. Alabama Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
Alabama requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two year renewal period. Of those hours, three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics. Credits cannot include the same course taken repeatedly in one reporting period.
Note: It is recommended to complete all continuing education credits thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license. This will give the CE provider time to report the successful completion to the department of insurance. Your CE courses can be taken any time within your license term
If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you do not need to complete double the hours.
You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require a reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.
Upon completion of these courses, the company that you took the course should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You should, however, print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.
Step 2. Renew Your Insurance License In Alabama
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Alabama insurance license online by using the Alabama National Insurance Producer Registry tool.
There is a fee of $80 per application to renew your license.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
Alabama Insurance License Lookup
You can view your current accrued CE credits using the Alabama National Association of Insurance Commissioners tool. You can also find your insurance license number using this tool.
Alabama Department of Insurance Contact Information
Alabama Department of Insurance
Attn: Licensing Division
P. O. Box 303351
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-3351
Phone: (334) 241-4126
Fax: (334) 240-3282
Email: [email protected]
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