Illinois State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially including 3 Hours of Classroom Ethics.

License Renewal

  • Renewal is by the last day of the producer’s birth month.
  • CE must be completed at least 30 days prior to license expiration to avoid penalty.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • An Instructor can earn the same number of credit hours as a student

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Three (3) of ethics “Classroom Only” each compliance period.

Annuity Requirement

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

Long Term Care Requirement

  • Illinois requires all LTC producers to complete a one time 8-hour initial training course.
  • A 4-hour ongoing training course is required every 24 months thereafter.
  • Non-residents who have taken a similar LTC Partnership course in any state as outlined in Illinois Administrative Code shall be deemed to satisfy the training requirement for both the 8 hour and 4 hour courses.

Carryover Requirements

  • Up to twelve (12) credit hours can be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • Cannot repeat a course more than once in a license continuation period.

Final Exam

  • No monitor required for a final exam.


  • Individuals with a temporary license.
  • Individuals with any of the following limited licenses: baggage, limited travel health, trip cancellation, industrial life or industrial health.
  • Non-residents except for state specific LTC training.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Illinois Department of Insurance

Physical Address

320 West Washington Street, 1st Floor
Springfield, IL 62767-0001

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (217) 782-6366
Fax: (217) 782-5020
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 However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings.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.