All states are different when it comes to what requirements need to be meet for continuing insurance education. Illinois has it pretty easy compared to many states. This article lets you know exactly what you need to do to fulfill you requirements.
To meet requirements you will need a total of 30 ce credit hours every 2 years, or biennially if you want to be wordy. This is on par with the rest of the nation. You can choose from a variety of different courses to educate yourself on as well. A mandatory 6 hour course must be take if you are planning selling LTC or long-term-car insurance in the state of Illinois. The good news is the class if fairly easy, and it counts towards you thirty hour requirement.The course is state specific.
You have to make sure that you have completed the courses by the time you license renewal date arrives. Like all things however, it is recommend you get all you Illinois CE requirements out of the way at least 4 weeks before the deadline.This way the CE provider has time to notify of your compliance. Your license renewal date will be 2 years after the issuance date. If you received your license on march 15, 2008, you will have to renew by march 15, 2010. If you miss this date you may have to stop selling for several weeks till you meet compliance.
You have the choice to take either independent study courses or classroom course. Independent self study courses are available on and offline, and are generally much less of a hassle than classroom courses. They are also usually much cheaper. You are allowed to carry over 15 credit hours from the last reporting period. This is only if you exceed you needed 30 credit hours.This may happen if you have already fulfilled you requirements, but decide to get a new license in the middle of the term.
In the state of Illinois, you are not allowed to repeat any course within a three year period. This is to stop you from taking the same course over again and not expanding your knowledge. Take new courses may inspire you to offer a new product. Many states require the final exam to be monitored. Illinois however does not. You can take the exam in the comfort of your own home as many times as you want until you pass. Additionally there are several agents who are exempt from CE course work. They include industrial heath, industrial life, travel cancellation, and travel health.