License Requirements


How to Renew a Wisconsin Insurance License

How to Renew a Wisconsin Insurance License

Wisconsin Updates

06/16/21:  Effective August 1, 2021, the WI OCI will no longer allow the Personal Attestation Form.  CE exams will require the use of a proctor/monitor.
11/30/20:  Beginning February 1, 2021, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance will send license renewal notifications by email only, to the business email address on file.
03/19/20:  The Wisconsin Office of Insurance are allowing licensees to take CE exams without a proctor, but must complete and return a CE Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form to the CE provider.

Wisconsin Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Helpful Links

ph: (608) 266-3585 or (800) 236-8517

fax: (608) 266-9935

email: agentlicensing@oci.state.wi.us

website: https://oci.wi.gov/

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File a renewal application

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1. Review the State Requirements

In order to renew your insurance license, you must complete the required continuing education hours for the lines of insurance that you are licensed in. All of the hours must be completed and reported prior to your license renewal date to avoid a lapse in your license.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Total Hours

24 hours biennially for Producers

8 hours biennally for Navigators (in Health specific topics)

Compliance Renewal Date

Renewal date is the last day of the licensee's birth month, biennially. Licensees born in odd-numbered years renew in odd-numbered years, and licensees born in even-numbered years renew in even numbered years.

You may also need to take specific courses or earn specific credit types to renew your license. These course completions will count toward the total hour requirement.

LINE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

CE Course Category Restrictions - Licensees may take courses in any line of authority.

For All Licenses:

Ethics
3 hrs - Producers must complete 3 hrs of Ethics as part of the total requirement.

For Life & Health Producers:

Annuity Suitability - Annuity Best Interest training updates are pending
4 hrs - Producers must complete a one-time 4-hour Annuity Suitability Certification Training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products.

Long-Term Care Partnership
8/4 hrs - Producers must complete an initial 8-hour Long-Term Care (LTC) Certification Training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating Long-Term Care products/policies. After completing the initial requirement, producers must complete a 4-hour ongoing LTC training, due every renewal thereafter. If the LTC training is completed in another state, a 2-hr Wisconsin Medicaid/partnership course will be required for the initial training, and a 1-hr Wisconsin Medicaid/partnership course will be required for ongoing trainings.

For Life Settlement Brokers:

8/4 hrs - Individuals applying for a Life Settlement Broker license must complete 8 hours of initial training in Life Settlements, then they must complete 2 hours of ongoing training every year for a total of 4 hours every 24 months.

For Property & Casualty Producers:

Flood
3 hrs - Property/Casualty and Personal lines producers must complete a one-time 3-hour course on NFIP Flood Insurance Certification Training prior to selling flood insurance policies.

There are also additional rules about how the course hours can be applied.

CARRYOVER HOURS:

Carryover hours are not allowed.

COURSE REPETITION:

Courses may not be taken more than once in a reporting period.

If you meet any of criteria below, you may be exempt from the continuing education requirements.

EXEMPTIONS:

  • Non-residents are exempt if agent completes home state CE requirement
  • Newly licensed individuals are exempt for the reporting period in which the initial license is issued if they completed the prelicense education requirement during that same reporting period (exemption does not apply to agents adding a line to an existing license)
  • Individuals who hold an exclusive limited line insurance license for credit, managing general agent or title insurance
  • Individuals licensed only for a line of insurance that is no longer offered, such as windstorm, fidelity, steamboiler, credit life, mortgage, hail, town mutual nonproperty and/or credit disability
  • Individuals who become seriously ill or disabled or who serve on active duty outside WI may request a waiver of the CE requirement for a specific reporting period.  Approvals of waivers will be at the discretion of the insurance commissioner and must be received at least 90 days prior of the reporting period

2. Register for and Complete Courses

Once you have determined the renewal requirements for your license, you can register for courses. Each course has an associated credit type; when registering for courses, select courses with credit types that will help to fulfill the renewal requirements for your license.

A.D. Banker offers webinar, online, and self study courses for Wisconsin. You can register for courses under the Continuing Education menu at www.adbanker.com.

You must fulfill the course requirements for each of the courses to have them reported.

  • Classroom and webinar course completions are based off of attendance and participation and do not require a completion exam. You must be present for the full duration of the course and be active and attentive throughout to receive credit.
  • Online and Self Study courses are self-paced. You must review the course material and pass the Certification Exam at the end to receive credit.*

MONITOR REQUIREMENTS:

*Online and self study exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party (a person with no family or financial relationship).

** Due to COVID-19, the WI OCI is waiving the monitor/proctor requirement until 7/31/2021.  Students must complete a Personal Attestation Form after completing the course and return it to A.D. Banker before credit can be reported to the state.

REPORTING METHOD:

Once a course has been completed, the completion must be reported to the state. A.D. Banker will report the course completions to Sircon.


3. File a Renewal Application

Once you have satisfied the renewal requirements for your license, you can file a renewal application at www.sircon.com/adbanker.

Continuing Education Webinars: Live online "classroom" courses... NO EXAMS!

A.D. Banker & Company provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. A.D. Banker & Company offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.