The insurance Continuing Education requirement for the State of Washington is 24 credit hours. Three (3) of those 24 credit hours must be certified as ethics credits. You are required to renew every 2 years prior to your birthday. You may combine any of the courses to fulfill your continuing education needs.
Choose a study method to continue: All methods are "Open-Book" and Easy to Pass
Additional Information About Continuing Education
Courses may not be repeated within a three-year period. If you are not sure which of our courses you completed for your last renewal, please contact us before ordering online, or you may go to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's website and login and check your previous CE courses under "Education History".
Each course is certified by the State for license renewal; there are no restrictions or requirements for a particular line of insurance. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successfully completing an exam.(70% is passing). You may renew your license online at the Office of Insurance Commissioner's website.
Special Note: Mandatory WA Annuity Suitability 4 Hour Course becomes effective March 29, 2012,
WAC 284-17-265 Sales of annuities--Insurance producer training.
(1) A person may not sell, solicit, or negotiate the sale of an annuity product unless he or she is appropriately licensed as an insurance producer and has successfully completed the annuity suitability training that meets the requirements of this section.
(2)(a) After March 29, 2012 prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating the sale of annuity products, all insurance producers must complete a one-time, four-hour training course approved by the commissioner and provided by an insurance education provider approved in this state.
(b) Insurance producers who hold a life insurance line of authority on March 29, 2012, and who desire to sell annuities must complete the requirements of this section by September 29, 2012.
(c) Persons who obtain a life insurance line of authority on or after March 29, 2012, may not sell, solicit, or negotiate the sale of an annuity product until the annuity training course has been completed.