State Requirements

WEST VIRGINIA STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 24 Hours Biennially, Including 3 Hours of Ethics

LICENSE RENEWAL

  • License renewal date is the last day of the birth month every 2 years.

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.

COURSE 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 REQUIREMENT

  • 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.

EXEMPTIONS

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

For Additional Information please contact:

West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
West Virginia Lottery Building
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

Licensing Division
P.O. Box 50540
Charleston, WV 25305-0540

Phone: 304-558-0610
Fax: 304-558-4966

State Website: wvinsurance.gov

Revised 4/7/22