Arizona CE Provider #10544

The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

Department of Insurance Contact Information:

Arizona Department of Insurance

100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261
Phoenix,  AZ  85007-2630

Contact/Phone : (602) 364-3100 Spanish Contact: (602) 364-2977
FAX: (602) 364-2505
Email: licensing@azinsurance.gov

State Website: https://difi.az.gov/

For a listing of the State Departments of Insurance websites provided by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners), please go to: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

License Status

Insurance CE Hours Required

  • 48 CE hours (including 6 hours of ethics) is required every 4-year license renewal compliance period (Quadrennially).
  • Renewal date is last day of the licensee’s birth month, every 4 years.
    • COMPLETE INSURANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION EARLY.  Expect a delay between the time you complete a course and the time course completion is posted on a transcript or you receive a Certificate of Compliance. If the Department does not receive your complete license renewal application, including evidence of completing insurance continuing education, on or before the date your license expires, you will have to stop conducting insurance business and wait until the Department renews your license, and you will have to pay a $100 late renewal fee. (Click here for more information)

State Specific Insurance CE Certifications

  • Annuity – Best Interest Interest Certification: Effective 1/1/2021, before selling, soliciting or negotiating Annuity policies in Arizona, must completed a one-time 4-hour annuity certification, the annuity best interest course, prior to selling annuities.
  • Initial 8-hour Long-Term Care training requirement: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in Arizona, a producer must be licensed with the ‘Accident and Health or Sickness’ line of authority; and have completed eight (8) hours of Arizona approved initial LTC training.
  • Ongoing 4-hour Long-Term Care training requirement: A 4-hour follow-up long term care training course must be completed during each two-year period following the two-year period in which the person completed the initial 8-hour long term care training requirement.
  • Flood (NFIP) Certification : All resident Arizona licensed insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies (NFIP) shall be required to complete a one-time 3-hour requirement on flood insurance.
    • You must fulfill training requirements established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  You can obtain Arizona insurance continuing education credit if you complete NFIP training courses that are Arizona-approved insurance continuing education courses.

CE Final Exam Regulations

  • All AZ CE Final Exams are able to be taken as open book.
  • For self-study courses, the final exam must be monitored by either the by the provider director or a person appointed by the provider director who is either an Arizona-licensed insurance producer or a person in the business of administering education or examinations. An affidavit is required to be completed and sent to our email or fax prior to the course being reported to your license. (Waived Until Further Notice)
  • To pass the final exam, the score must be 70% or higher.
  • Unlimited retakes can be utilized to reach the passing score.
  • Producers can complete your insurance continuing education with any combination of classroom courses, web-based courses or other types of courses (as long as the courses are Arizona-approved and provided by an Arizona-approved course provider)
  • CE Course topics can be unrelated to the lines of authority on your license.
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Reporting to Your State/Regulatory Authority

  • An affidavit is required to be completed and sent to our email or fax prior to the course being reported to your license. (Waived Until Further Notice)
  • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day after receiving affidavit completed by you and your monitor.
    • If the course is completed and the affidavit is received after 2 PM PT, it will be reported the following business day.
  • As an added service, we can Rapidly Report your completed courses the same business day for $25 per CE course.
  • CFP reports are sent on Friday at 2 PM PT to the CFP Board electronically.
    • You may also self-report your CFP completions to www.cfp.net

CE Carry-Over Hours & CE Course Repetition

  • Excess credits do not carry over from one license period to the next.
  • Credits may only be applied to one license period.
  • A person may only earn credits for a particular course once during a license period (a licensee may not earn duplicative credits for retaking a course during a license period).
  • Information found here pg. 2

Method to Certify Completion:

  • It is recommended the licensee sign the original certificates.
  • The certificate of completion will be available to print or download online immediately after you have pass the final exam.
  • The DOI or regulatory authority can take up to 30 days to process your new completion results on their systems.

Non-Resident Requirements:

  • CE is not required for most non-resident AZ insurance producers, however, some state specific requirements can be required.
  • Initial Long-Term Care training requirement:  A non-resident agents must complete an Arizona 8-hour NAIC LTC course OR an 8-hour NAIC LTC course from another state. 
  • On-going Long-Term Care training requirement: A 4-hour follow-up LTC training course must be completed every 24 months.
  • Flood (NFIP) Certification : All resident Arizona licensed insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies (NFIP) shall be required to complete a one-time 3-hour requirement on flood insurance.
    • You must fulfill training requirements established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  You can obtain Arizona insurance continuing education credit if you complete NFIP training courses that are Arizona-approved insurance continuing education courses.

Insurance Producer Exemptions

You are only exempt from Arizona’s insurance continuing education requirement if ALL THE FOLLOWING APPLY and continue to apply:

  • You have been “continuously licensed” in Arizona as an insurance agent, broker or producer since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have not held a nonresident insurance producer license in another state at any time since January 1, 1995; and,
  • You have never been the subject of an order of the director of insurance for a violation of Arizona insurance laws (ARS Title 20) that resulted in your license being suspended, revoked, denied or not renewed; or, that required you to cease and desist from unlawful activity; or, that required you to pay restitution or a civil penalty.

The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.