How To Renew Your Insurance License In Washington DC
In Washington DC, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially. 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 the next even-numbered year. Depending on the difference between your birthday and the date you were issued your license, your first licensing period may be between 18 and 29 months.
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. Washington DC Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
Washington DC requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year licensing period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics. If you hold a Property or Casualty line of authority, you must complete three (3) credit hours in the subject of flood insurance during your first licensing period.
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 Washington DC
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 60 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Washington DC insurance license online through the National Insurance Producer Registry.
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.
Washington DC Insurance License Lookup
You can view your current accrued CE credits using the NAIC State Based Systems search tool.
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the NAIC website.
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Washington DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Contact Information
The Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking
810 First Street, Northeast, Suite 701
Washington DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-8000
Email: [email protected]
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