Iowa State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 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

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


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

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Iowa Insurance Division

Physical Address

601 Locust Street, 4th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309-0065
Phone: (515) 281-5705
Fax: (515) 281-3059

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (515) 281-7761
Fax: (515) 281-3059
State Website:

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 However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings.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 06/07/2017.