It’s pretty straightforward to keep your insurance license active in Oklahoma. This article covers all the steps you’ll need to follow.
Every two years you need to renew your insurance license. This must be done within 90 days prior to the expiration date. The date is the last day of your birth month closest to the two-year anniversary of your original license. You can find your license expiration date and helpful information about your license on the Oklahoma Department of Insurance Agent Lookup site, here: Oklahoma Insurance Department Licensee Look Up.
Now that you know your license expiration date and year, there are only two steps required to keep your license active:
- Complete the required continuing education.
- Submit your renewal application prior to expiration.
Step #1: Complete the Required Continuing Education
The amount of CE you are required to take is based on the type(s) of licenses you hold, but almost all agents are required to take 24 credit hours every two years. This includes all agents who are licensed to sell any of the major lines of insurance:
- Variable lines.
- Personal lines.
Of the 24 credits required, at least 3 must be approved for Ethics Training. Another 2 hours are required to be completed in a course approved for Oklahoma Legislative Updates. If you hold a property lines license, you must also complete at least 1 hour of training in an approved Earthquake Training course. For the remaining hours, you can take courses in any subject as long as they are approved by the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
There are some special training requirements for agents who sell long-term care or annuity products. Agents who sell long-term care policies must complete an initial 8-hour long-term care course prior to selling any products, and then a 4-hour long-term care partnership training every renewal period following. Agents selling annuity products need to complete a 4-hour annuity suitability course prior to selling.
If you’ve been especially diligent in completing your continuing education to the point of taking over 24 hours, you can carry over excess hours, up to six, to the next renewal period. In addition, you cannot repeat any courses within 24 months.
Step #2: Submit Your Renewal Application Prior to Expiration
After completing your CE requirements, the last step you need to take is to renew your Oklahoma insurance license. This must be done on or prior to your license expiration date but not more than 90 days in advance of your expiration date.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department recommends that you complete all your continuing education requirements at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date.
Now Is the Time to Start Your Continuing Education
Even with a full two years to accumulate your 24 hours of continuing education, there’s no reason to wait to get started. We’ve got you covered with all the courses you need. You can find the complete listing in our Oklahoma Course Catalog.
The online training is self-paced and delivered to your computer, tablet, and smartphone. The quizzes and exams are scored instantly, and you can take them as many times as necessary to pass. Plus, you can return to the training whenever it is convenient. The course progress bar tells you exactly where you left off.
Our webinar courses are instructor-led and delivered live using video conferencing. You’re required to be in attendance for the entire class time, with check-ins at random times throughout the webinar to confirm your attendance. Students can interact and ask questions. Advantages to webinars include no required reading and no quizzes or final exams. You can view a listing of our webinars here: Oklahoma Webinar Catalog.
Completions Reported the Same Day
Note that our office will report your continuing education course credits to the Oklahoma Insurance Department the same day you complete the training. So, if you’re in a rush to complete your continuing education, we’ve got you covered.
Summary of Steps to Keep Your Insurance License Active in Oklahoma
Even though we’ve mapped it out above, it’s still a great deal to digest. Here’s a quick summary to get you started on the path to renewal.
- Determine your license expiration date.
- Determine your continuing education requirements.
- Enroll in courses well in advance of your expiration date.
- Complete your courses – we submit your credits the same day you complete them.
- Renew your license.
We’re confident that everything you need to keep your license active is easily accessible through our website. If not, simply call our office, and we’ll happily assist you.
There’s no time to be lost if you’re near your renewal date. Sign up now for the most trusted and convenient solution for keeping your insurance license active in Oklahoma.
We’re Here to Help
At BetterCE, we provide more than the most convenient and affordable solution for insurance continuing education. Our agent support services are provided by experienced insurance licensing professionals who have helped thousands of agents easily navigate the insurance license renewal process.
Have a question or need assistance? Phone 1-888-501-7330 for our customer care team. We also respond to email as well as via our Contact Form. You can also sign up for convenient license renewal reminders on our contact page.