District of Columbia State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially including 3 hours of Ethics.

License Renewal

  • License renewal date is the last day of the agent’s birth month.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Instructors will receive the same amount of credit hours as the attendees

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Six (6) hours must be taken in lines for which license is held.
  • A licensee may satisfy more than one half (1/2) of his/her CE credit hour requirement for a particular insurance license with a course or courses sponsored by an insurance company.

Annuity Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in the District of Columbia, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.
  • Resident and non-resident producers may complete equivalent annuity training in any state.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • No Long Term Care requirement at this time.

Carryover Requirements

  • Credit hours cannot be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will not be given for a course that is repeated within a compliance period.

Final Exam

  • Final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested 3rd party. The monitor cannot be a family member, nor can it be someone who has a financial interest.
  • General Monitor Affidavit Needed.


  • Non-residents who meet their state’s CE requirements.
  • Limited lines.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Physical Address

810 First Street, N.E., Suite 701
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 727–8000
Fax: (202) 535-1196

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (202) 727-8006
Email: disb@dc.gov
State Website: www.disb.dc.gov

Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.

Revised 8/10/2016.