Georgia CE Provider #11093

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:

Georgia Insurance Department
Agents Licensing Section

2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

West Tower, Suite 702
Atlanta, GA 30334
PHONE: (404)656-2070

State Website: http://www.oci.ga.gov/home.aspx

License Status

Insurance CE Hours Required

  • 24 hours are required biennially for agents licensed less than 20 years, three of which must be ethics.
  • 20 hours are required biennially for agents licensed more than 20 years, three of which must be ethics.
  • Limited sub-agents (credit life and credit accident and sickness, personal PC, private passenger auto, homeowners including all personal property, and personal LH) and credit licensees require five (5) Insurance Continuing Education credit hours annually.
  • Individuals holding a CFP, CPCU, CLU, FLMI, CIC, CEBS, CHFC, or AAI designation need six (6) hours Insurance Continuing Education credit annually and they must attach a proof of designation. (Must include ethics (3) hours of ethics.)
  • Newly licensed individuals who were exempt from the pre-license education requirement will have a prorated Insurance Continuing Education requirement for the first reporting period.

State Specific Insurance Continuing Education Courses

  • Annuity – NAIC Suitability Annuity Certification Training: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating Annuity in GA, producers are required to complete the annuity certification course in the state of GA. This certification requirement is a one-time only certification.
  • Initial 8-hour Long-Term Care: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance in Alabama, producers must complete an initial 8-hour LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour Long-Term Care: After completion of the 8-hour initial LTC training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of approved LTC training every 24-months.
  • Flood Certification: All resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies (NFIP) shall be required to complete a one-time 3-hour requirement on flood insurance.

CE Final Exam Regulations

  • CE can be done by Independent self study courses or classroom.
  • All GA CE Final Exams are required to be taken as closed book.
  • All GA Final Exams MUST BE monitored by a disinterested third party (waived if no monitor is available).
    • A disinterested third party defined as: a minimum age of 18 years and any person except for family members or individuals who have a financial interest in the success of the student taking the examination. Co-workers can proctor but must not be above or below the student’s line of supervision.
  • To pass the final exam, the score must be 70% or higher.
  • Unlimited retakes can be utilized to reach the passing score.
  • All agents must complete their Insurance Continuing Education requirements on or before the last day of the Licensee’s birth month. 

Reporting to Your State/Regulatory Authority

  • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day. If course is completed after 2 PM PST, 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 is reported/filed with the CFP Board every Friday at 2pm PST.
    • You may also self-report your CFP completions to www.cfp.net

CE Carry-Over Hours & CE Course Repetition

  • Excess hours (to a maximum of 50% of the CE requirement for the next renewal period) may be carried over to the next renewal period. Excess ethics credits may be applied to the regular CE credits but can not be carried over as Ethics credits.
  • Courses may not be taken for credit more than once in the same CE reporting period.

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:

  • Initial LTC Requirement: A non-resident producer must  complete eight (8) hours of Georgia approved NAIC Partnership that includes GA state Medicaid information OR complete an 8-hour NAIC Long-term care course from another state along with a 2-hour GA Medicaid supplemental training. 
  • On-going LTC Requirement: A 4-hour follow-up course is required every 24 months to fulfill the biennial renewal requirement. 

Insurance Producer Exemptions

  • Newly licensed individuals who completed the Georgia prelicense education requirement are exempt for the first reporting period.
  • Individuals who hold a professional designation that requires Insurance Continuing Education (other than the CFP CLU, CPCU, FLMI, CIC, CEBS, CHFC, or AAI designations) may request CE credit from the insurance department for the number of CE hours completed for the designation.
  • A reduction of hours may be requested for time spent on insurance-related activities during the previous reporting period, including teaching, legislative, journalistic and research activities.
  • Individuals who hold a non active license because they have been licensed as an agent for 10 consecutive years or more and do not perform any insurance functions other than receiving renewal or deferred commissions.

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.