State Requirements

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 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

COURSE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensees must complete their 24-hour CE requirement by taking courses approved for the line of insurance they are licensed to sell. Excess ethics hours will not be credited as general and will be lost.
  • Non-resident producers must take 4 DC specific credit hours.

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 REQUIREMENT

  • Credit hours cannot be carried over to the next compliance period.
  • Excess ethics hours will not be credited as general and will be lost.

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.
  • Due to the public health threat of COVID-19, students can now use family members as a proctor for their exams until further notice.

EXEMPTIONS

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

For Additional Information please contact:

Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
1050 First Street, N.E.
Suite 801
Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: 202–727–8000
Fax: 202-535-1196

Licensing Division
Phone: 202-727-8006

State Website: disb.dc.gov

Revised 5/27/21