How to Renew Your Insurance License in Oklahoma

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If you’re getting near your Oklahoma insurance license renewal date, keep your license active by taking your Oklahoma insurance continuing education (CE) courses in advance of your expiration date.

This guide will provide you all the information you need to ensure you fulfill your OK insurance license renewal and insurance CE requirements on time.

Oklahoma Insurance License Renewal and CE Requirements
Expiration TimeEvery 2 years
Required Continuing Education (CE)24 credit hours
Renewal Cost$60 per license + CE course cost
Recommended CE CourseKaplan Education Company

Oklahoma Insurance Continuing Education

In order to keep your Oklahoma insurance license in good standing with the state, you will need to renew your license by completing your Oklahoma Insurance CE requirements before your expiration date.

In Oklahoma, 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 in an even-numbered year, your license will expire on the last day of your birth month in the next even-numbered year. Your first licensing period may be slightly longer or shorter than two years, depending on the difference between the month you were issued your license and your birth month.

Oklahoma Insurance Continuing Education Courses

Insurance CE comes in many forms. Most folks nowadays choose to take a self-paced course online, but you can also complete your credit hours by attending an in-person class or even a scheduled online webinar.

Self-paced Course

The most common method of continuing education today. These CE courses allow you to log in to an online platform any time of day to complete your credit hours. Most of these courses are a mixture of video and text combined with a knowledge exam at the end. Some platforms even allow you to take the course from your phone, which could be useful if you’re short on computer time.

In-person Class

This is how continuing education courses all began. Join your fellow insurance license holders for a live class taught by an industry professional. You may be able to find a “school” that provides all of your state’s required credits in a few full-day classes, or you might also take some shorter sessions to fill part of your requirements.

Scheduled Online Webinar

This is essentially the same as an in-person class, except you don’t have to travel away from your home or office. You will be taught by an instructor who will deliver the lesson at a specified time. Many webinars even allow you to interact with the instructor if you have specific questions.

Recommended Course

For Oklahoma insurance CE courses and credits, StateRequirement recommends:

4.7 out of 5 starsKaplan Education Company

Tip: Most courses certify completion by taking either a knowledge exam at the end or by counting attendance to all of the scheduled classes. If you want to save time, it’s best to go with a self-paced course. If you want no exam, try an in-person class or an online webinar.

Oklahoma Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

The Oklahoma Insurance Department requires that all insurance producers and agents complete their continuing education requirements before their expiration date. In Oklahoma, these requirements include:

  • Twenty-four (24) total hours of Oklahoma insurance continuing education every renewal period, which is two (2) years
  • Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics
  • Two (2) of those hours must be in the subject of legislative update


If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you do not need to take double hours. Your total amount of CE credit hours due is still twenty-four (24).

Once you completed the insurance CE course, your CE course provider will send a certificate of completion to the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Make sure to keep a printed copy of your certificate for your records.


It is recommended to complete all continuing education credits 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 at any time within your license term.

Oklahoma Insurance License Renewal

After you have completed your continuing education requirements, you may renew your Oklahoma insurance license to keep it active.

Follow the steps below to complete your Oklahoma insurance license renewal requirements ahead of your expiration date.

Step 1: Complete Oklahoma Insurance License Continuing Education

Follow the steps above to complete your required 24 hours of CE.

Step 2: Apply for Oklahoma Insurance License Renewal

According to the Oklahoma Insurance Department, you may renew your Oklahoma insurance license by logging into NIPR. Choose the account where you signed up for during your Oklahoma insurance license application.

NIPR charges $5.60 for processing. The Oklahoma Insurance Department recommends renewing your license more than 30 days before your license expiration date.

Step 3: Pay the Oklahoma Insurance License Renewal Fee

The renewal fee is $60 per line of authority. There are no late renewal fees because Oklahoma doesn’t allow renewals after the expiration date. See below on what to do if your insurance license expires in Oklahoma.

Pay the renewal fees via NIPR by credit card, electronic check, or your chosen online payment system.

Once you complete the steps above before your expiration date, you can renew your license in Oklahoma.


You’ve taken the steps you need to take and now your insurance license is good for another two years!

What Happens If My Insurance License Expires In Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Insurance Department will send you via email a renewal notice within 90 days before your license expires.

There is no continuing education “grace period”. Not meeting your CE requirements prevents you from renewing your insurance license.

If your license has expired less than one year, you may reactivate your license by submitting an initial application. You will pay a double license fee to reactivate your lapsed license through NIPR. There’s no exam requirement.

However, you will need to be CE compliant at least 48 hours before submitting an application to reactivate your license.

Oklahoma Insurance License Lookup

You can look up the status of your Oklahoma insurance CE credits and Oklahoma insurance license renewal by using these resources:

  • View your current accrued CE credits using the Oklahoma State-Based Systems – NAIC tool.
  • Check your renewal status via NIPR.
  • If you don’t know your insurance license number (National Producer Number or NPN), you can find it via State-Based Systems Lookup Search. Select Oklahoma as your jurisdiction and Licensee Search Type. Enter your information and click Search.
  • If you need proof that you have renewed your license in Oklahoma, you can obtain a letter of certification or good standing using State-Based Systems Lookup Search (as recommended by the Oklahoma Insurance Department).

Oklahoma Insurance Department Contact Information

Mailing/Physical Address:

Oklahoma City Office:
Oklahoma Insurance Department
400 NE 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 521-2828

Fax: (405) 521-6635

Tulsa Office:
7645 E. 63rd St., Suite 102
Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: (918) 295-3700

Fax: (918) 994-7916

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Oklahoma Insurance License Renewal FAQ

How often do I need to renew my Oklahoma insurance license?

In Oklahoma, the expiration date or renewal date is most often based on the requirement to complete continuing education (CE) hours every two years. You must renew by this date and meet your CE hours. You can find out when you need to renew your insurance license on the front of the license itself. The expiration date will be printed directly on the license. Make sure that you renew your insurance before this date.

How much does it cost to renew my Oklahoma insurance license?

Oklahoma charges a $60 renewal fee + CE provider cost. Check on Oklahoma’s requirements to learn more about the costs you can expect to renew your insurance license. Renewing your insurance license through the NIPR (National Insurance Producer Registry) comes with a $5.60 processing fee.

What are the continuing education requirements for Oklahoma in renewing my insurance license?

You should check with the Oklahoma Insurance Department to determine how many hours you need and if there are restrictions on what kind of CE will be accepted. Continuing education topics include insurance policies, ethics, insurance law, and more. Some topics apply to all insurance agents, such as claims and tax updates. Other classes will be geared toward specific lines, such as property and casualty or life and health. See above to find out more about Oklahoma Insurance CE courses and requirements.

How do I document the completion of my continuing education courses?

Sending in course completion paperwork to the state is typically the responsibility of the course provider. As the individual taking the course, you will not need to send in documentation. If you want to check your continuing education progress and make sure that all completed courses are in your state file, you can use your state’s online system to look up license information, including continuing education completion.

What is NPN for an insurance agent?

You will need your National Producer Number, or NPN, to renew your insurance license. This number is assigned to each individual working in insurance when they are first licensed. If you are unsure of your NPN, you can look it up on the National Insurance Producer Registry using your license number or social security number.

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