North Dakota State Requirements
Continuing Education Hours
24 hours, including 3 hours of ethics, per biennial reporting period
Crop licensed agents must complete at least 12 hours per reporting period,6 hours annually
Course Subject Requirements
Agents wishing to sell LTC must also complete a 8-hour LTC requirement prior to selling LTC products. The LTC requirement counts towards the completion of the basic CE requirement. By the end of each consecutive renewal period, agents must complete a 4-hour "refresher" state-approved LTC course to continue selling LTC.
All North Dakota Property licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies under the NFIP must complete a one-time 3 credit course related to the NFIP.
Effective August 1, 2011: All North Dakota insurance producers who sell annuity products must complete a one-time 4-hour annuity training course by August 1, 2012. All producers licensed on or after August 1, 2011 must complete this training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products.
Continuing Education Compliance/Reporting Date
The license expiration date is the last day of the producer's birth month every 2 years. For more information, see detail below.
For licenses issued:
- 2007 whose previous renewal date was January 31, 2010, the current renewal date is on the last day of the producer's birth month 2010.
- 2008 whose previous renewal date was January 31, 2010, the current renewal date is on the last day of the producer's birth month 2011.
- 2009 whose previous renewal date was January 31, 2010, the current renewal date is on the last day of the producer's birth month 2012.
License Renewal Date
Same as compliance date
Type of courses accepted for CE Credit
Independent self-study courses or Classroom
Final exams for self-study do not need to be monitored
A maximum if 12 hours, earned only in the second half of the biennial reporting period, may be carried over to the next reporting period
Credit will not be given for a course that is repeated within a 2 year period.
- Individuals licensed exclusively for the sale of legal expense insurance, title insurance, travel baggage insurance, surety bonds, bail bonds, and credit life/accident & health insurance.
- Individuals who are at least 62 years old and whose combined total continuous years of license plus their age equals 85 or more.
- Newly licensed individuals are exempt for the calendar year in which they are first licensed. Beginning January 1 of the year following licensing they must comply with continuing education requirements.
- Non-resident agents who meet their home state CE requirements.
Method to Certify Completion
You will be able to print your certificate of completion online once you have completed your exam. The course provider reports credits earned to the insurance department. The licensee transfers information from the certificates of completion to North Dakota's summary report form. The summary report and the CE filing fee must be submitted to the insurance department by the compliance date. The licensee keeps a copy of the summary report and the original certificates of completion in their files for at least 1 year.
A roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour ordered is required to process course completion hours in North Dakota and will be added ot the order total upon checkout.
Exempt if licensee meets home state CE requirement. Nonresidents submit a signed and dated statement from the Producer Database (PDB) indicating the producer is active in the state where the resident license is maintained along with the $25.00 filing fee.
For Additional Information please Contact:
North Dakota Insurance Department
5th Floor, State Capitol Building
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 401
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
Phone: (701)328-3548 ext. 1 or (701) 328-3548 ext. 2
State Website: http://www.state.nd.us/
Many states require that your test be monitored by a 3rd party when you take this course. The person taking the test and the monitor must sign an affidavit and submit it to the CE Provider. Those states are:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbie, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Other states require no monitor, but still require an affidavit to be filled out and submitted to the CE Provider before credit can be granted for a passed course. Those states are:
Florida and Ohio.
If you are going to be requesting a certificate or credit in any of the states' mentioned, then you will need to have a monitor present when you take the 8 hour course, and have them fill out the correct monitor form (one for each state you are requesting the certificate from that requires a monitor). You can find all of the monitor forms by clicking here.