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Resident continuing education

North Dakota resident insurance producers licensed for life and annuities, accident and health, casualty, property, personal lines and crop hail or any combination of these lines of authority must complete at least 24 credit hours of approved continuing education per biennial compliance period based on your expiration date. Three of the 24 hours must be in ethics.

Insurance producers licensed for only credit, surety, travel/baggage, title, bail bonds, legal expense or any combination of these lines are not required to complete continuing education; however, the license must still be renewed every two years. Use the link at the bottom of this page for information on license renewals.

If your record does not show compliance with CE requirements, you will not be allowed to renew your license. CE credits are sent electronically to the Department by the CE providers. Providers have 15 days from course completion to file the credits. Courses taken less than 15 days before the expiration date may not be credited to your record in time to renew your license.

When taking continuing education classes, you must give your National Producer Number (NPN) to the course provider. The provider will use that number to report your class completion to the Insurance Department. The National Producer Number (NPN) is the number assigned to you by the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and is also your North Dakota license number.

Your NPN is printed on your North Dakota license and is also available through the National Insurance Producer Registry website. At that website, in the blue column on the left, near the bottom of the page, choose National Producer Number (NPN) Access to look up your number.

Continuing education records
Insurance producers are responsible for keeping track of their continuing education credits and must retain course completion certificates for completed courses. Continuing education providers are required to report course completions to the North Dakota Insurance Department within 15 days of the course completion date.

Learn how to view your continuing education transcript.

Carry-forward/carry-backward provision: Up to 12 hours of course work over the minimum requirement taken in the last 12 months of your reporting period may be credited to the next 12 months. Ethics hours may be carried forward as regular hours; however, they cannot be carried forward as ethics hours.

Rule of 85 exemption
This exemption is available to resident producers who by Jan. 1, 2010 are at least 62 years of age and have a combined total years of continuous licensure and years of age that equals at least 85. If the requirements are not met by Jan. 1, 2010, this exemption is not available.

Learn how to renew your license.


North Dakota Insurance Department
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
Phone 701.328.2440
Toll free 800.247.0560
Fax 701.328.4880

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