West Virginia State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially Including 3 Hours of Ethics.

License Renewal

  • License renewal date is the last day of the month of original license issuance.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Instructors may receive the same amount of credit hours as the students, but only once for any single course during the biennium

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Three (3) hours of Ethics each Compliance Period.

Annuity Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in West Virginia 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: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in West Virginia producers must complete a one-time state-approved training course of no less than 8 hours.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training Requirement: A 4-hour state-approved follow-up course must be completed every 2-year licensing period after the period in which initial training was completed.

Carryover Requirements

  • Up to 6 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period.
  • Ethics and long term care are carried over as general credits.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will not be given for a course that is repeated within a compliance period.

Final Exam

  • Self-study examinations must be proctored by an approved disinterested third-party and graded by the course provider. The proctoring process must ensure that the examination will be completed by the student, on a closed-book basis without assistance, and that the specified conditions of administration are observed.
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed.


  • Individuals holding limited lines.
  • Adjusters.
  • Non-residents who CE requirements are satisfied and current in home state.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

West Virginia Insurance Commission
Agents Licensing & Education

Physical Address

1124 Smith St.
Charleston WV 25301

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 50541
Charleston, WV 25305-0541

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (304) 558-0610
Fax: (304) 558-4966
State Website: www.wvinsurance.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.