State Requirements

ILLINOIS STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 24 Hours Biennially
Including 3 Hours of Classroom or Webinar 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 the student.

COURSE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Three (3) hours of ethics “Classroom or Webinar” 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.
  • Non-residents who satisfy the annuity training requirements of another state that are similar to Illinois’ law will be deemed compliant for Illinois’ requirement.

LONG TERM CARE REQUIREMENT

  • Illinois requires all LTC producers to complete a one-time 8 hour initial training course. A 4-hour review 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 REQUIREMENT

  • Up to twelve (12) credit hours can be carried over to the next compliance period. Ethics will carry over as General credits.

COURSE REPETITION

  • Cannot repeat a course more than once in a 2-year license term.

FINAL EXAM

  • No monitor required for a final exam.

EXEMPTIONS

  • 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-resident producers who meet their resident states’ CE requirements.

For Additional Information please contact:

Illinois Department of Insurance
Licensing Division
Phone: 217-782-6366
Fax: 217-782-5020
Email: doi.licensing@illinois.gov

State Website: insurance.illinois.gov

Revised 08/01/2022