How to Renew Your Insurance License in Washington


How To Renew Your Insurance License In Washington

Individual producer licenses in Washington expire biennially (every two years) on your birthday.

Since you probably didn't get your license on your birthday, your first renewal period will always be less than the full two years.

To renew your license, you must complete all continuing education (CE) requirements listed below prior to starting the renewal process.

The fee for license renewal is $55.

After completing all of CE, you may renew your license using the Washington Online Services tool.


The state of Washington requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two year renewal period. Of those hours, three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics.

If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Disability), 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 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.

StateRequirement recommends Kaplan Education Company for all insurance CE courses.

For more on Washington continuing education, visit the state's page on CE.

For a list of approved Washington CE course providers, visit the Washington Continuing Education Search page.


Mailing Address:

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 40257
Olympia, WA 98504-0257
Phone: 360-725-7144
Fax: 360-586-2019
Email: Contact Form


Information on this page has been gathered by a multitude of sources, and was most recently updated in August 2017.

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