How to Renew Your Insurance License in California


How To Renew Your Insurance License In California

Individual producer licenses in California are renewed every two (2) years. Your license will expire at the end of the month of your license anniversary biennially based on the year which you first got your license.

Example: If you got your license in May of 2015, your expiration date is May 30th, 2017.

To renew your license, you must complete all continuing education (CE) requirements listed below prior to starting the renewal process.

The fee for license renewal is $170 per combined line.

After completing all of CE, you may renew your license on this California Department of Insurance web page.

The state of California requires insurance producers to complete twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (also known as CE) per reporting period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics. If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life, Accident, & 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 reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.

Upon completion of these courses, the company who 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.

StateRequirement recommends Kaplan Education Company for all insurance CE courses.

For more on California continuing education, visit California's web page on CE.

Mailing Address:

California Department of Insurance
Producer Licensing Bureau
320 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 800-967-9331
Email: Contact Form

Information on this page has been gathered by a multitude of sources, and was most recently updated in August 2017.

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