State Requirements

MASSACHUSETTS STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 60 Hours in the initial Triennial Period
(can be less than 3 years but must be more than 2 years) including 3 hours of Ethics
Continuing Education 45 Hours Triennially thereafter including 3 hours of Ethics

LICENSE RENEWAL

  • License renewal date is the date license was issued
  • The CE compliance period is now based on the license renewal date, which is every 3 years based upon the licensee’s date of birth

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR CE CREDIT

  • Classroom Courses – No 1 hour courses allowed
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Webinars
  • Instructors receive the approved number of credit hours for teaching a course, once during each triennium

COURSE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Producers may complete their CE requirement by taking courses approved for any line of authority.

ANNUITY REQUIREMENT

  • One-time training must be complete prior to selling annuity products. *Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Massachusetts law, will be deemed compliant for the Massachusetts requirement

LONG TERM CARE REQUIREMENT

  • An individual shall not sell, solicit or negotiate Long Term Care insurance in the Commonwealth unless the individual is licensed as an insurance producer for health, accident or sickness and has completed a 1-time training course. The training shall meet the requirements set forth as follows:
  • The 1-time training requirement by this section shall be not less than eight (8) hours and the ongoing training required shall be not less than four (4) hours every 24 months. For residents and non-residents who have completed an initial or/and ongoing NAIC LTC Training course in another state, they MUST take a 2 hour MassHealth Training course specific to Massachusetts.

CARRYOVER REQUIREMENT

  • Up to 45 credit hours can be carried over to the next compliance period

COURSE REPETITION

  • Credit will not be given for a course that is repeated within 3 years after the first completion date

FINAL EXAM

  • Self-study examinations must be proctored by an approved disinterested third-party. The proctoring process must ensure that the examination will be completed by the student, on a closed-book basis without assistance, and the specified conditions of administration are observed
  • The monitor cannot be a family member, nor can it be someone who has a financial interest
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed

EXEMPTIONS

  • Nonresidents, if licensee meets CE requirements for home or any state where an active license is held
  • Individuals licensed prior to April 4, 1983 are exempt from CE requirements as long as they remain continuously licensed

For Additional Information please contact:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Insurance
1000 Washington Street, Suite 810
Boston, MA 02118-6200

Licensing Division
Phone: 617-521-7794, option 3
Fax: 617-521-6881

State Website: mass.gov/orgs/division-of-insurance

Revised 5/27/21