Iowa Insurance License Renewal
In Iowa, insurance licenses expire every three (3) years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month every three years 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 an odd-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 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. Iowa Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of Iowa requires that resident individual licensees complete thirty-six (36) credit hours of continuing education every three-year renewal period. Three (3) hours must be in the subject of ethics. Licensees must also complete at least eighteen (18) of their credit hours in a classroom.
Tip: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 at 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.
Step 2. Renew Your Insurance License In Iowa
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Iowa insurance license online by using the Sircon site.
There is a fee of $50 to renew your insurance license in Iowa.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
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Iowa Department of Insurance Contact Information
Iowa Insurance Division
4th Floor, 601 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515) 725-0690
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