How To Renew Your Insurance License In Missouri
In Missouri, insurance licenses expire every two (2) years on the anniversary of when the license was issued. This means that if you were licensed on an even-numbered year, your license will expire on the same day it was issued 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 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. Missouri Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of Missouri requires that resident individual licensees complete sixteen (16) 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 Missouri
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Missouri insurance license online by using the Missouri State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.
If you wish to submit a paper renewal application, you will need to contact the Missouri Department of Insurance Licensing Section at 573-751-3518 or email them.
There is a fee of $100 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.
Missouri Insurance License Lookup
You can view your current accrued CE credits using the Missouri State Based Systems site.
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can also find it online through the Missouri State Based Systems site.
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Missouri Department of Insurance Contact Information
Missouri Department of Insurance
Truman State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: (573) 751-4126
Email: [email protected]
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