Texas Insurance Continuing Education Rules
For all licenses issued or renewing on and after September 1, 2015, which formerly required 30 hours of continuing education (CE) during each license period, only 24 hours of continuing educaiton is required for each license period. Licenses expiring before Septebmer 1, 2015 will have to complete 30 hours of CE.
For all licenses issued or renewing on and after November 1, 2015, completion of the 24 hours of CE is required for a licensee to renew his/her license. If a licensee does not complete 24 hours of CE before the expiration date of the license, the licensee will have 90 days to complete the deficient number of hours and pay a find of $50 per deficient hour. If these two conditions are not met within 90 days of the license expiring, the license will be inactivated, and the licensee will have to apply for a new license. A new license will not be granted until the deficient CE hours are completed and the find is paid. In order to ensure that there is no delay in renewing a license, license holders are encouraged to complete CE hours at least 30 days before the license expires to allow time for the CE provide to report the successful completion of the courses(s) to TDI.
Note: Community Educators reports your CE hours to TDI the NEXT BUSINESS DAY BY NOON!
All licensees shall complete 24 hours of continuing eduction within each reporting period, except County Mutual, Limited Lines, and Life Insurance under $25,000 shall complete 10 hours of continuing education during each reporting period.
All licensees shall complete at least 2 hours of the continuing education requirement in certified ethics and/or consumer protection courses.
For special requirements regarding Long Term Care and Annuity Products, please refer to the Texas Department of Insurance website directly.