How To Renew Your Insurance License In Virginia

Written by: Ethan Peyton

    Virginia Insurance License Renewal

    In Virginia, 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.

    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. Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

    The State of Virginia requires that resident individual licensees who have two or more license types complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. At least eight (8) hours must be applicable to each license type you hold.

    If you have only one license type or hold both Life & Annuities and Health licenses, the state of Virginia requires that you complete sixteen (16) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period.

    No matter which continuing education requirements apply to you, three (3) of your credit hours must be in the subject of ethics.

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    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 Virginia

    To keep your perpetual insurance license active, complete your continuing education requirements and pay your fee.

    There will no longer be a continuance fee; however, there will be a $10 fee per line of authority to renew your license.

    To pay your renewal fee and verify that your continuing education credits are valid you will use the Virginia State Information Center.

    Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.

    Virginia Insurance License Lookup

    You can view your current accrued CE credits using the Virginia State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.

    If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the Virginia State Information Inquiry System.

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    Virginia Department of Insurance Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Virginia Bureau of Insurance
    Agents Licensing Section
    P.O. Box 1157
    Richmond, Virginia 23218-1157

    Phone: (804) 371-9631



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