Texas State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially including at least 2 Hours of Ethics.

License Renewal

  • License renewal is the same date as the license issuance date.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses – Half of the credit hours must be classroom credit
  • Self-Study Courses – Only 12 of the hours may be Self-Study
  • Online Courses
  • Classroom Equivalent Courses

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Two (2) hours of ethics each compliance period.

Annuity Requirement

  • Resident and nonresident agents must take the one-time four-hour training.
  • Eight hours of continuing education must be completed during the resident agents’ two-year licensing period.
  • Non-resident agents are not required to comply with the ongoing eight hour annuity training.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • Initial 8 hours LTC Partnership: Course which needs to contain state specific information.
  • 4 hours LTC Partnership: Every 2 years following the initial training.

Carryover Requirements

  • Credit hours may not be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will not be given for courses taken more than once in each compliance period.

Final Exam

  • No monitor required for a final exam / are allowed to be open-book.


  • Individuals who have been licensed in Texas continuously for 20 years or more.
  • Extensions or exemptions may be granted for an illness/medical condition (with proof).
  • Non-residents in good standing in home state and has a reciprocal agreement with Texas.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Texas Department of Insurance

Physical Address

333 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701

Toll free: 800-578-4677

Mailing Address

Agent licensing Unity 107-1A
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (512) 676-6500
State Website: www.tdi.texas.gov

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 However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings.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