How to Renew Your Insurance License in Illinois

Illinois

In Illinois, 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. This means that if you were licensed on an even-numbered year, your license will expire on the last day of your birth month in the next even-numbered year.

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 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.

Illinois Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

The state of Illinois requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of classroom ethics. Credits cannot include the same course taken repeatedly in one reporting period.

Recommended

For continuing education courses and credits, StateRequirement recommends:

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 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.

How To Renew Your Insurance License In Illinois

After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Illinois insurance license online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry and selecting Illinois.

Although the state of Illinois still accepts paper applications, the preferred method of renewal is to submit an application online.

There is a fee of $180 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.

 

Illinois Insurance License Lookup

You can view your current accrued CE credits using the search tool for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Illinois Department of Insurance Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Illinois Department of Insurance

122 S. Michigan Ave., 19th Floor

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 814-2420

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://insurance.illinois.gov/

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