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Texas Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Welcome to BestEd CE, a one-stop-shop for your insurance continuing education. Go to your state course catalog to view options and learn the simple steps to your Insurance Continuing Education course completion. Be on the fast track for ce success. See your state requirements below.

For further information call our student care center at 800-327-8011 or email support@BestEd.com.. A student care center agent is available to discuss your state requirements and help select the courses that are best for your license renewal situation. We look forward to working with you.


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Texas State Requirements

Continuing Education Credit Hours reguired, 24 hours each 24 month renewal period per Texas Insurance Department.  Class equivalent hour requirement: at least half of the course hour requirement.

TDI charges 88 cent per credit hour reporting fee that is collected and submitted by Best

Go to TX DOI for details

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Best Ed reports completions within hours after payment.  For reporting purpose, complete all CE courses needed within 30 days from the date you complete your first course in the bundle.


Thank you for choosing BestEd.com, a division of Best Insurance Education Company, the ce course provider that values your support and puts your license renewal as our top priority.

Life and Health Producers

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required every 2year renewal period
  • 3 of the 24 are required in Ethics for licensees renewing after 09.30.2022
  • 12 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training requirements.



Annuity Training

  • TX Annuity Best Interest 4, a 4 hour course,  must be completed before an insurance porfessional can sell annities in Texas.
  • An ongoing 8-Hours of state-approved annuity training is required each 2-year renewal period after completing the 4-hour requiement if you continue to sell annuities.  See the course menu to complete the 4-hour TX Annuity Continuing Ed Course and/or the 4-hour TX Annuity Suitability course.  New: The TX Annuity Best Interst 4 course can also be used as 4 of the 8 hours required for Annuity Followup Training. 

Medicare Training

  • An initial one-time 8-hours of state-approved Medicare training is required before selling Medicare products. See the course menu to complete the BestEd TX Medicare-Related Products Certification course.
  • An ongoing 4-Hours of state-approved Medicare training is required each 2-year renewal period after completing the 4-hour requiement if you continue to sell Medicare products.  See the course menu to complete the BestEd TX Medicare-Related Products CE coure. 

Property and Casualty Producers

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required every 2year renewal period
  • 3 of the 24 are required in Ethics for licensees renewing after 09.30.2022
  • 12 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training requirements.


Flood Insurance Products

A one-time 3-Hour NFIP flood insurance course is required to be complete before selling flood insurance products.  See the course menu to complete the Bested TX Flood Insurance Training course.



Adjusters

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required each renewal period
  • 3 of the 24 are required in Ethics for licensees renewing after 09.30.2022
  • 12 at least of the 24 are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

 

Limited Lines


  • 10-Hours of insurance continuing education are required each renewal period
  • 3 of the 10 are required in Ethics for licensees renewing after 09.30.2022
  • 5 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

TDI Hour Requirement Change

A licensee renewing a license after September 1, 2015, are required to have 24 CE hours. 3 of the 24 are required in Ethics for licensees renewing after 09.30.2022 . At least 50%  of the CE hours are required to be in classroom equivalent courses or in a certified classroom.

 

 

TDI Continuing Education Enforcement Rules

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 a license.  

If a licensee does not complete the 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 fine of $50 per deficient hour up to a $500.00 maximum..  

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 fine 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 provider to report the successful completion of the course(s) to TDI.

 License Renewal Dates

The renewal date occurs every 2 years on the last day of your birth month.

Course Topics Requirement

All TDI-approved courses can be taken by a licensee no matter the license type.

 Approved Course Formats

  • Self-Study Online
  • Self-Study Paper book format
  • Classroom Equivalent
  • Classroom

 Final Exam Requirements

 

Self-study

  • A successful course completion score of 70% or higher is required to receive credit for a self-study ce course.
  • Licensees can retake the exam as many times as needed to successfully complete the course.
  • Exams that are not successfully completed can be retaken at no additional charge.
  • Exams are open-book and no monitor is required when taking the course.

 

Classroom Equivalent (No Final Exam Required)

  • A successful course completion score of 70% or higher on each quiz is required to receive credit for a classroom equivalent continuing education course.
  • Licensees can retake a quiz as many times as needed to successfully complete the course.
  • A quiz that is not successfully completed can be retaken at no additional charge.
  • The course is interactive and no monitor is required when completing a quiz

 

 50% Classequivalent Rule

At least 50% of your requirement must be in classroom equivalent course format or you must attend a certified classroom for the 50% of your requirement.

 Continuing Education Carryover Rule

A licensee may not carry forward excess hours completed in one reporting period to the next reporting period. 

Rule for Repeating Courses in Texas 

 A course cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license period for CE credit.

 Certificate of Completion

Best Insurance Education Company, BestEd, emails printable certificates of completion in Texas.

  • The completion certificates are emailed to you when you make payment after completing your continuing education courses.  
  • Keep a copy of each certificate of completion for  5 years per Texas rules and regulations. 

 CE Completion Reporting

BestEd reports completions to Texas Insurance Department within hours of your payment. For reporting purpose, complete all CE courses needed within 30 days from the date you complete your first course in a bundle. 

 Process to Renew Your Insurance License


Licensees are required to renew their insurance license on or before the license renewal date.

Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Any agent, solicitors ISR, or MGA licensed 20 years or more.
  • Group II licensees, Temporary Local Recording Agents, Agricultural Agents, Variable Contract Agents, Surplus Lines Agents, Life Insurance Counselors, Risk Managers, Reinsurance Intermediaries (both Brokers and Managers), and Nonresident Agents.
  • The licensee must apply for the exemption.

If an inpidual course is selected it must be purchased within 60 day of date taken.

If a bundle of courses is selected, all courses in the bundle must be taken and payment made within 60 days of the first course in order to be reported to the state, and receive the bundle discount.

If payment is not made, the course(s) will become inactive.



Courtesy Help Links

Texas Department of Insurance

Agents Licensing Unit, 107-1A 
PO Box 149104 
Austin, TX 78714-9104 
 
Texas Department of Insurance
Phone: 800-252-3439
Email: CE@tdi.texas.gov
Website: www.tdi.texas.gov

Contact Vertafore/Sircon
 
Phone: 877-876-4430
Website: www.sircon.com 

 

Thank You

We know you have a choice in insurance continuing education providers.  Thank you for choosing Best Insurance Education Company (BestEd.)  Let us know if we can help further. Email us at support@BestEd.com or dial 361-972-3575.

Best Regards,

The BestEd Staff

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