If you’re like most insurance producers in Illinois, you probably don’t give your continuing education requirements much thought until you receive a license renewal notice from the state. For years, notifications have gone out in the mail and have given insurance professionals a helpful reminder regarding when to complete CE and how to renew their license.
Well, not anymore.
Effective Nov. 5 of last year, the Department of Insurance stopped sending hard-copy renewal notices to licensees. Instead of a mailed reminder, renewal notices will be emailed to whatever email address a producer has on file with the DOI.
Don’t let this change in departmental procedures impact your ability to do business! Consider taking the following steps to make your next renewal as simple as possible:
- Complete your continuing education sooner rather than later. As a reminder, producers in Illinois must complete 24 hours of continuing education (including 3 hours of in-class ethics training) in order to renew their license. (Additional requirements exist for producers who sell long-term care insurance.)
- Verify that your email address is correct. Producers can confirm, add or change their email address by visiting the National Insurance Producer Registry online at www.nipr.com.
If you’ve completed the entire 24-credit-hour CE requirement on or before your license expiration date, follow these on-time renewal instructions.
If you’re renewing your license after your expiration date, follow this link for details about reinstating your license.
Real Estate Institute is an Illinois-approved insurance continuing education provider that offers a wide range of self-study courses and thought-provoking ethics classes. Our team of knowledgeable customer service representatives is here to assist you with all of your CE needs. Contact us to enroll today!