State Requirements

IOWA STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 36 Hours Triennially
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 – Half of the credit hours must be classroom credit
  • Self-Study Courses – SS credits that do not count towards a national designation are limited.
    Only half the producer’s credits may be obtained through SS if they are non-designation courses
  • Online Courses
  • An Instructor can earn the same number of credit hours as the student

COURSE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Three (3) hours of ethics each compliance period

ANNUITY REQUIREMENT

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in Iowa, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours

LONG TERM CARE REQUIREMENT

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: A one-time training course of at least 8 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance must be completed prior to selling any long-term care insurance. This training course is required to be in a classroom setting
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: Following the initial training, producers continuing to sell LTC insurance must complete ongoing training of 4 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance every three-year CE term afterward

CARRYOVER REQUIREMENT

  • 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:
    1. Disinterested Third Party
    2. Representative of the Provider
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed

EXEMPTIONS

  • Non-resident producer who lives in a state where CE is required

For Additional Information please contact:

Iowa Insurance Division
601 Locust Street, 4th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309-0065

Phone: 515-281-5705
Fax: 515-281-3059

Licensing Division
Phone: 515-281-7761
Fax: 515-281-3059

State Website: iid.state.ia.us

Revised 3/26/19