How To Renew Your Insurance License In Louisiana
In Louisiana, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially, based on the last digit of your license number. Even-numbered license numbers get renewed in even-numbered years, and odd-numbered license numbers get renewed in odd-numbered years.
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. Louisiana Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of Louisiana 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 ethics.
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 Louisiana
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Louisiana insurance license online by using either the Industry Access portal or the National Insurance Producer Registry site.
There is a fee of $50 to renew your license if you have one line. Two or more lines requires a $55 fee.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
Louisiana Insurance License Lookup
You can view your current accrued CE credits or look up your insurance license using the Industry Access portal.
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Louisiana Department of Insurance Contact Information
Louisiana Department of Insurance
Division of Producer Licensing
1702 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 7082
Phone: (225) 342-0860
Email: [email protected]
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