Provider

North Dakota requires all providers to be registered. If you are a new provider, you will need to complete a provider application. All submissions will be processed through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) State Based Systems (SBS).

Continuing education (CE) courses shall promote educational activities that advance professional expertise and keep the producer abreast of the insurance industry. Approved courses shall impart substantive and procedural knowledge related to the industry and shall be designed to improve the professional skills and knowledge of participants and upgrade the standard of all licensees to better serve the public (see N.D.C.C. § 26.1-26-31.1 through 26.1-26-31.8 and N.D. Admin. Code § 45-02-04).

Course content may include but is not necessarily limited to: insurance fundamentals, policies, laws, risk management and other material. Routine meetings, luncheons, and gatherings not advertised and developed as CE events will not qualify for CE credit. Other material not acceptable for credit: pre-license training, prospecting, recruiting, sales skills and promotions, motivation, psychology, communication skills, supportive office and machine skills, personnel management. The above does not limit the Insurance Commissioner's authority to disapprove any application which fails to meet the standards for course approval.

Course format may be classroom/seminar or self-study/internet. Providers requesting approval of self-study courses must attach an outline with word count.

To File a Course for Approval

Please use the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) State Based Systems (SBS) to electronically submit a course at least 15 days before the initial course offering.

If the provider is domiciled in a non-resident state and the course has been approved in that home state, attach the Uniform CER Course Filing form along with a copy of the home state approval, a brief outline and $50 fee.

Course Renewal Process

There is no fee for the renewal of courses. However, a list of all active courses will be displayed Jan. 1 of each year on the online continuing education (CE) providers website. Each provider needs to mark for renewal those courses they wish to keep active. Failure to mark the records by March 31 will result in the cancellation of all courses.

Other Filing Requirements

Course providers are required to file a list of participants that complete an approved course within 15 days following the completion of an education program, submit the roster using the online continuing education (CE) for providers. The fee to submit a roster is $1 per credit per participant.

Even though the providers are required to file a roster, each individual producer is still responsible for keeping track of all course hours taken. Additionally, providers must give each individual who has completed the course a Continuing Education Course Completion Certificate (SFN 10923).

Each provider is required to submit a roster for all courses offered.

Course Offering Maintenance allows education providers to submit detailed course offering information (start date, end date, start time, end time, location name and location address, free-form text comments, include an attachment and a registration link) for each course offering. This information will then be available to licensees via the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) State Based Systems (SBS) Lookup Search.

Substantial changes to a previously approved course outline require re-filing as a new course, including the filing fee.