Massachusetts Insurance Continuing Education
We are an approved continuing education provider by the Massachusetts State Division of Insurance (Provider ID# S16982). All of our online courses can be completed At Your Pace Online, and never include any hidden fees. Once you complete one of our online courses, we will report your course completion directly to the Department of Insurance (DOI) for you.
Massachusetts 60 Hour Property & Casualty Initial Renewal Package
This package satisfies the full 60 hours of CE for those renewing for the first time, and includes the required 3 hours of ethics training. The majority of the content applies to Property and Casualty. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr filing fee.
MA Division of Insurance IDs: C56250, C41515, C34612, C23411, & C34607
MA 60 Hour Life & Health Initial Renewal Package
This package satisfies the full 60 hours of CE for those renewing for the first time, and includes the required 3 hours of ethics training. The majority of the content applies to Life and Health topics. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr filing fee.
MA Division of Insurance ID: C56250, C41515, C34612, C68519, & C34607
Massachusetts 45 Hour Property & Casualty Review
This course provides all 45 hours of CE that you need! This course will review key concepts and principles of Property & Casualty insurance. It includes 42 hours of general content and 3 hours of ethics. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr filing fee.
MA Insurance Division Course ID: C23411 & C34607
Massachusetts 45 Hour Life & Health Review
This course provides ALL 45 hours of CE that you need! This course will review key concepts and principles of Life & Health insurance. It includes 42 hours of general content and 3 hours of Ethics content.
MA Insurance Division Course ID: C68519 & C34607
Massachusetts 42 Hour Property & Casualty Review
This course will review key concepts and principles of Property & Casualty Insurance. This course provides 42 hours of General Property and Casualty content and the mandatory exam. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr course filing fee.
MA Insurance Division Course ID: C23411
Massachusetts 42 Hour Life & Health Review
This course will review key concepts and principles of Life & Health Insurance. This course provides 42 hours of education on Life & Health topics, and the mandatory exam. Our course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr course filing fee.
MA Insurance Division Course ID: C68519
Massachusetts 8 Hour Initial LTC Continuing Education Course
This 8 hour class is approved by the State of Massachusetts, and meets the mandatory initial continuing education requirement to start selling Long Term Care Insurance for those licensed in health, accident or sickness.
MA Insurance Division Course ID: C56250
Massachusetts 4 Hour Annuity Suitability Course
This 4-hour course covers the fundamentals of selling Life Insurance Annuities in the state of Massachusetts. No additional reporting fees.
MA Division of Insurance ID: C41515
Massachusetts 4 Hour LTC Ongoing CE Course
This course applies to producers who need to renew their Long-Term Care Certification to continue selling LTC Insurance. This course will review key principles and concepts related to long-term care insurance policies. No additional reporting fees.
MA Division of Insurance ID: C56249
Massachusetts NFIP 3 Hour Review
This course includes NFIP Review for Insurance Producers. This course satisfies the 3 hour NFIP training required for Flood Insurance producers in MA. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr filing fee.
MA Division of Insurance ID: C34612
Massachusetts 3 Hour Ethics Review
This course applies to producers in all lines. It includes Ethics for Insurance Producers. This course satisfies the 3 hour ethics requirement for all Massachusetts insurance producers. Course fee includes the mandatory $.50/hr filing fee.
MA Division of Insurance ID:C34607
Massachusetts Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
Resident producers must complete a minimum of 60 hours of Massachusetts-approved producer-specific CE subjects during their first triennial (three-year) license term, three credits of which must be in approved ethics subjects (coded as MAE.)
After this initial three-year period, licensees must complete 45 hours of CE credit during each three-year renewal period. Except for the mandatory three hours of ethics courses, there are no subject requirements for these 45 producer CE hours. However, Massachusetts encourages licensees to take at least one credit hour of CE for each line in which they are licensed.
Resident adjusters are required to fulfill 15 hours of insurance adjuster-specific CE coursework in their first three-year term and again each subsequent triennial renewal period. Three of these hours must be in Massachusetts-approved ethics courses.
CE coursework may be conducted in a classroom, online, or through self-study. Courses provided by national programs such as CPCU, CLU, CIC, and AAI are accepted toward this CE requirement.
Additional guidelines to this CE requirement exist for licensees who sell specific products, including:
- Flood insurance: Resident producers must complete a one-time, three-hour course on flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
- Life and health insurance: Producers must complete a one-time eight-hour course and a four-hour training course every triennial period.
Rules for Non-Residents
Non-residents who are in compliance with their state's CE requirements are exempt from completing Massachusetts CE. However, if a licensee's home state does not have CE requirements - or those requirements do not meet the standards for the license type or line of authority in Massachusetts - the licensee will have to complete the associated CE requirements in Massachusetts.
Carryover of Excess CE
Producers are encouraged to complete additional CE training. Up to 45 credit hours may be carried over to the next renewal period. Excess CE hours earned by resident adjusters may not be carried into the next term.
Insurance License Term Renewal Requirements
License expiration dates occur on the last day of the licensee's birth date triennially (every 3 years), based on the year of original licensing.
Renewals may be submitted via paper to the Massachusetts State Division of Insurance or electronically at the NIPR website. Alternatively, licensees may use the Massachusetts State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal Tool. Licensees are eligible to renew from 60 days prior to their license expiration date.
The license renewal fee is:
- $225 for producers
- $150 for surplus line brokers
Fees are waived for veterans and the legally blind. Producers holding LOAs in casualty, property, or personal lines are charged an additional $75 lead paint surcharge fee.
Producers who fail to meet their CE compliance requirements will not have their license renewed, but there is a one-year reinstatement period during which they can make up missing requirements. The producer reinstatement fee is $450.
There is no reinstatement period for public adjusters who fail to meet the requirements to renew their licenses. Failure to meet renewal requirements will mean the adjuster must retake the PIA exam and apply for a new license.
Rules for Taking the Exam
Certification exams are closed book, and students are not permitted to access course materials during the exam. All exams must be monitored by a non-biased third party who will complete a Declaration of Compliance. This document confirms an understanding of and adherence to state insurance requirements and ensures the legitimacy of the exam results. Family members, friends, coworkers, or any individuals with a financial interest in the exam-taker's success may not act in this monitor role.
For licensees taking online exams, the Declaration of Compliance must be received by the course provider within nine days to ensure timely reporting to the state of Massachusetts.
A score of 70 percent or higher is required to receive the CE credit. Unlimited retakes are permitted until a passing score is achieved.
Rules for Repeating a Course
Courses may not be repeated for CE credit toward renewal requirements within three years of the original course completion date.
Credit for Instructors
CE course instructors are eligible to receive the same credit as the students enrolled in the course they teach. Instructors are only eligible to receive credit for teaching the same course once per renewal period.
Credits must be reported within 10 days of course completion. Proof of completion should be submitted to the state directly by the course provider. Licensees must keep a copy of each certificate in their files for five years.
Massachusetts recommends that licensees complete all CE at least 30 days prior to the license expiry date to give the CE provider sufficient time to report successful completions to the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. However, CE courses can be completed at any time within the current license term.
A $0.50-per-credit-hour reporting fee will be automatically charged to the licensee by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance using the credit card information currently on file with the Division.
Insurance CE Requirement Exemptions
Some resident licensees may qualify for full or partial CE exemptions, including:
- Producers in compliance with CE requirements for the Professional Recertification Program (formerly PACE) and CPD-L
- Producers who earned their licenses in Massachusetts prior to April 5, 1983, who are exempt unless new lines of authority have been added after this date
- Individuals who hold the following licenses: reinsurance intermediary brokers/managers, viatical brokers/representatives, surplus lines brokers, auto club, and advisors
- Licensees holding one of the following limited lines authorities: travel, accident, and baggage insurance, or credit insurance
- Licensees on active military duty
The Continuing Education Course Review Committee of Massachusetts may also waive some CE requirements for student graduates in upper-level university programs including business, accounting, management, mathematics, or financial planning. Qualified licensees are required to contact the Massachusetts Insurance Division for a waiver application.
Massachusetts Annuity Insurance Requirements
Producers intending to sell, solicit, or negotiate annuity products or group variable products in Massachusetts must obtain a license to do so.
The licensing requirements include:
- Successfully passing the life insurance examination
- Successfully passing the FINRA Series 6 or Series 7 examination
- Being actively licensed and in good standing with FINRA
- Possessing a valid FINRA Central Registration Depository (CRD) number
- Having an affiliation with a registered broker or dealer in good compliance with FINRA
Massachusetts Long-Term Care Training Requirements
Producers selling long term care (LTC) products in Massachusetts must complete a one-time, state-approved training course consisting of a minimum of eight hours.
Following this initial training, producers selling LTC products are required to complete four hours of LTC training every 24 months. This four-hour training must be completed within 24 months after completing the initial eight-hour course. Ongoing training contributes toward a licensee's CE renewal requirements.
Producers who have completed Division-approved LTC training in another state must complete a two-hour LTC training course specific to MassHealth requirements. This standard applies to both the initial training course and the ongoing training.
Massachusetts Flood Insurance Training Requirements
Licensees who intend to sell flood insurance must follow national guidelines. In order to sell flood insurance, the individual must complete a one-time minimum of three training hours as outlined by the National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA. This may be completed in any state in which the producer is licensed.
Continuing-Education State Approval Letters
MASSACHUSETTS INSURANCE DIVISION
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
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Course Renewal Certificate
Course Number: C56249
Course Name: 4 Hour Long Term Care Insurance Ongiong CE (Rvsd)
Courese Type: Self Study
Course Category: Long Term Care (LTC)
Sponsor Number: S16982
Sponser Name: 0At Your Pace Online
Course Number: C56250
Course Name: 8Hr Long Term Care Insurance Initial Certification
Courese Type: Self Study
Course Category: Long Term Care (LTC)
Sponsor Number: S16982
Sponser Name: 0At Your Pace Online
This course is not part of a national designation program.
This course has been renewed for Massachusetts Insurance Continuing Education for the credit hours indicated. If you have questions about or disagree with this credit award, you may appeal within 30 days of the date of this certificate without incurring any additional fees. Contact Prometric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This certificate was issued on July 10, 2019 and is valid through August 27, 2021. To continue offering the course beyond August 27, 2021 the Sponsor must renew it before August 28, 2021.
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