Pennsylvania State Requirements


Resident Requirements

All licensees need to complete a minimum of 24 CE hours every two years.

Annuity Training (New)

State required training for insurance producers that sell annuity products. Effective December 26, 2018, producers must complete a one-time 4 hour training before the end of the insurance producer's next compliance period occurring after December 26, 2018. For producers licensed on or after December 26, 2018, producers must complete the training before the end of the producer's first license period. Producers who have completed annuity training in another state with similar requirements will be deemed compliant.

Flood

This state has issued a notice reminding licensees who sell flood insurance of their requirement to comply with the minimum training requirements established by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Non Resident Requirements

Non-residents, who comply with CE requirements of his/her resident state, are exempt from the Pennsylvania CE requirements. Non-residents selling LTC must meet the Pennsylvania training requirement.

Long-Term Care Training

Producers wishing to sell, solicit, or negotiate LTC or LTC Partnership policies must complete an 8-hour LTC training program prior to selling and a 4-hour LTC course biennially thereafter.

An insurance producer that sells, solicits or negotiates long-term care partnership policies shall complete, as part of the 8-hour requirement, a 1-hour course related to the Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) prior to engaging in any marketing activity of partnership policies.

Course Repetition

Course repetition is not permitted within the compliance/renewal period.

Category Restrictions

Any course approved for CE in Pennsylvania may be taken for credit.

Proctor/Monitor Requirements

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 public health threat, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has waived proctoring requirements for self-study online courses until further notice.

Period Requirements

Renewal periods for all agents shall be the last day of their birth month every two years.

Carryover Requirements

A maximum of 24 hours may be carried over to the next immediate licensing period.

State Reporting Fees

The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $5.00 per course (online, self-study and classroom courses). This state reporting fee will be included during checkout when purchasing a course or package.

Exemptions

Producers who were licensed for a particular line of authority before 1/1/1971 and have been continuously licensed for that line of authority and have NOT added any additional lines after the original licensing are exempt from CE requirement.

Acceptable Training Methods

  • Correspondence (Print)
  • Classroom
  • Online (Internet Delivery)

License Renewal Process

  • Producers can renew their license online here.
  • At this time, lapsed licenses cannot be renewed online. For further information on the renewal process for lapsed licenses, click here.

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Notice

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. AOIS makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, AOIS is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

For the most accurate and up to date information please visit the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.


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