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Course Approval Process and Rules

All CE course applications are reviewed by the Continuing Education Advisory Committee. Applications are reviewed on the first Friday of each month unless a national holiday occurs on or near that date.

Providers are encouraged to process course applications electronically through Sircon’s Compliance Express. You must be registered to use this service. For information on becoming a registered user, click here.

Applications may be sent via US mail. Paper applications must include the following:

  • NAIC CER form or Exhibit A completed and signed
  • Course material and/or detailed outline of subject matter. If you do not have a detailed outline, complete and attach         Exhibit B.
    • Submission of a correspondence course requires the complete text and a written explanation of test security and administration procedures
  • Instructor approval form.
  • $25.00 non-refundable processing fee for each application
Paper applications received in the department no later than the Tuesday prior to the Advisory Committee review meeting will be reviewed at that meeting. Paper applications received after that date may be held until the following month.

Courses are approved for a two-year period and may not be offered after the course expiration date. Idaho producers will not receive credit for taking an expired course and will be instructed to contact providers directly.

Within 60 days of course completion, certificates of completion must be delivered to Idaho producers and course rosters must be submitted electronically via Sircon.

The following general subjects are acceptable for continuing education if they demonstrate a direct and specific application to insurance:

  • Insurance, annuities and risk management
  • Insurance laws and regulations
  • Mathematics, statistics and probability
  • Economics
  •  Business Law
  • Taxes
  • Business environment, management or organization
  • Ethics

The following do not qualify for continuing education:

  • Any course used to prepare for taking an insurance licensing examination
  • Computer science courses
  • Motivation, psychology or selling skills courses
  • Securities, other than variable annuities
  •  Review, quizzes and/or examinations

All CE providers may check course approval status online through Sircon. If a course is not approved, a letter will be sent explaining the problem and giving the provider an opportunity to respond.

Course providers must keep address, telephone and contact information updated as necessary. We make every effort to ensure accuracy in processing course applications. From time to time errors are made. We request errors be brought to our attention so that we can make the necessary corrections and provide the most correct information to Idaho producers.

Providers are responsible for keeping accurate records of attendance and exam completion for a period of four years.