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24 Credit Hours of Insurance Continuing Education for only $35

Select courses to equal 24 credit hrs or choose a 24-hr pre-packaged bundle.  Fewer than 24 credits are priced by the course, not to exceed $35, if paid for at the same time. Credits over 24 are $1 each.  Pay only once, after you finish courses needed to receive the $35 special.

TDI requires 50% of the ce requirement to be class equivalent courses and a 75¢ per credit hour filing fee. Discounts are applied at checkout. Approved CE Provider 32367 since 1988.

4 Steps to CE Completion

  1. New students sign-up:  Returning students sign-in
  2. Select courses for your bundle or select pre-bundled courses
  3. Complete courses selected
  4. Pay after you complete all CE courses needed

Try before you buy. Pay only if you want to.

After payment, certificates and a receipt are emailed.
Best reports completions.

Continuing Education Credit Hours reguired is 24 each renewal period per TX Department of Insurance.  At least 12 must be in class equivalent format and 2 in Ethics

There is a 75 cent per credit hour reporting fee that TDI charges and is collected by Best

Go to TX DOI for details

Satisfaction Guaranteed: You only pay for courses you want to complete. If you begin a course and decide you don't like it, just stop and choose another course to complete. It is that easy.


Thank you for choosing BestEd.com, a division of Best Insurance Education Company, the ce provider that values your support and puts you first.

Life and Health Producers

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required every 2year renewal period
  • 2 of the 24 are required to be in Ethics
  • 12 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training requirements.

Annuity Training

  • An initial one-time 4-hours of state-approved annuity training is required before selling annuities in Texas (See the course menu to complete the BestEd TX 4-Hour Annuity training requirement.
  • An ongoing 8-Hours of state-approved annuity training is required each 2-year renewal period after completing the 4-hour requiement if you continue to sell annuities.  See the course menu to complete the 4-hour TX Annuity Continuing Ed Course and the 4-hour TX Annuity Suitability course.

Medicare Training

  • An initial one-time 8-hours of state-approved Medicare training is required before selling Medicare products. See the course menu to complete the BestEd TX Medicare-Related Products Certification course.
  • An ongoing 4-Hours of state-approved Medicare training is required each 2-year renewal period after completing the 4-hour requiement if you continue to sell Medicare products.  See the course menu to complete the BestEd TX Medicare-Related Products CE coure. 

Property and Casualty Producers

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required every 2year renewal period
  • 2 of the 24 are required to be in Ethics
  • 12 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training requirements.


Flood Insurance Products

A one-time 3-Hour NFIP flood insurance course is required to be complete before selling flood insurance products.  See the course menu to complete the Bested TX Flood Insurance Training course.



Adjusters

  • 24-Hours of insurance continuing education are required each renewal period
  • 2 of the 24 are required to be in Ethics
  • 12 at least of the 24 are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

 

Limited Lines


  • 10-Hours of insurance continuing education are required each renewal period
  • 2 of the 10 are required to be in Ethics
  • 5 at least are required to be in classroom equivalent course format

TDI Hour Requirement Change

For all licenses issued or renewing on and after September 1, 2015, are required to have 24 CE hours, 2 of which are required in Ethics. At least 50%  of the CE hours are required to bein classroom equivalent courses or in a certified classroom.

 

All licensed agents licensed prior to September 1, 2015 are required to have 24 CE hours, 2 of which are required in Ethics.  At least  50% of the required CE courses must be in approved classroom equivalent courses or in a certfied classroom.


TDI Continuing Education Enforcement Rules

For all licenses issued or renewing on and after November 1, 2015, completion of the 24 hours of CE is required for a licensee to renew his license.  

If a licensee does not complete the 24 hours of CE before the expiration date of the license, the licensee will have 90 days to complete the deficient number of hours and pay a fine of $50 per deficient hour up to a $500.00 maximum..  

If these two conditions are not met within 90 days of the license expiring, the license will be inactivated, and the licensee will have to apply for a new license.  

A new license will not be granted until the deficient CE hours are completed and the fine is paid.

In order to ensure that there is no delay in renewing a license, license holders are encouraged to complete CE hours at least 30 days before the license expires to allow time for the CE provider to report the successful completion of the course(s) to TDI.

 License Renewal Dates

Renewal dates are changing -  The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is implementing new provisions for the alignment of license expiration dates. Please read details from TDI, below.


On January 14, 2016, the TDI will align inpidual licenses in the following way:

The expiration date for inpidual licensees that hold only one license will be extended to the inpidual's next birthday month following the licensee's current expiration date.


  • The expiration date for inpidual licensees that hold more than one license will be extended to the inpidual's next birthday month which follows the latest expiration date of any existing license held. 
  • During the alignment, licensees may renew through Texas Online;
  • Texas licensing services from Compliance Express and NIPR will be temporarily unavailable. 
  • Access the bulletin for information on specific dates and services that will be unavailable as well as when services will resume: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/bulletins/2015/b-0033-15.html 
  • New license expiration dates and renewals processed on Texas Online after January 13, 2016, may be viewed starting January 19, 2016, via Texas Online at: http://www.txapps.texas.gov/NASApp/tdi/TdiARManager. 
  • Questions regarding the changes should be directed to the Agent and Adjuster Licensing Office by phone at (512) 676-6500 or by email at License@tdi.texas.gov.

Course Topics Requirement

All TDI-approved courses can be taken by a licensee no matter the license type.

 Approved Course Formats

  • Self-Study Online
  • Self-Study Paper book format
  • Classroom Equivalent
  • Classroom

 Final Exam Requirements

 

Self-study

  • A successful course completion score of 70% or higher is required to receive credit for a self-study ce course.
  • Licensees can retake the exam as many times as needed to successfully complete the course.
  • Exams that are not successfully completed can be retaken at no additional charge.
  • Exams are open-book and no monitor is required when taking the course.

 

Classroom Equivalent

  • A successful course completion score of 70% or higher on each quiz is required to receive credit for a classroom equivalent continuing education course.
  • Licensees can retake a quiz as many times as needed to successfully complete the course.
  • A quiz that is not successfully completed can be retaken at no additional charge.
  • The course is interactive and no monitor is required when completing a quiz

 

 50% Classequivalent Rule

At least 50% of your requirement must be in classroom equivalent course format or you must attend a certified classroom for the 50% of your requirement.

 Continuing Education Carryover Rule

A licensee may not carry forward excess hours completed in one reporting period to the next reporting period. 

Rule for Repeating Courses in Texas 

 A course cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license period for CE credit.

 Certificate of Completion

Best Insurance Education Company, BestEd, emails printable certificates of completion in Texas.

  • The completion certificates are emailed to you when you make payment after completing your continuing education courses.  
  • Keep a copy of each certificate of completion for  5 years per Texas rules and regulations. 

 CE Completion Reporting

BestEd reports completions to Sircon within 24 to 48 hours or less of course completion.  

 

Remember: the State of Texas uses your course completion date, not the report date, for compliance purpose.

 Process to Renew Your Insurance License


Licensees are required to renew their insurance license on or before the license renewal date.

Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Any agent, solicitors ISR, or MGA licensed 20 years or more.
  • Group II licensees, Temporary Local Recording Agents, Agricultural Agents, Variable Contract Agents, Surplus Lines Agents, Life Insurance Counselors, Risk Managers, Reinsurance Intermediaries (both Brokers and Managers), and Nonresident Agents.
  • The licensee must apply for the exemption.

 Courtesy Help Links

 License Number Look Up 

Renew Your License Online

Review Your CE Transcript Online


Contact TDI


Texas Department of Insurance

Agents Licensing Unit, 107-1A 

PO Box 149104 

Austin, TX 78714-9104 


Texas Department of Insurance

Phone: 800-252-3439

Email: CE@tdi.texas.gov

Website: www.tdi.texas.gov


Contact Vertafore/Sircon

Phone: 877-876-4430

Website: www.sircon.com 



 Thank You

We know you have a choice in insurance continuing education providers.  Thank you for choosing Best Insurance Education Company (BestEd.)

Best Regards,

The BestEd Staff

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