This article will answer your questions about insurance license renewal in Kansas. Using BetterCE’s straightforward, two-step process, you can renew your Kansas insurance license smoothly and easily.
The requirements for renewing your Kansas insurance license are pretty basic. First, make sure you know your expiration date. It will be the last day of your birth month, every two years. If you were born in an odd-numbered year, your expiration date will be on odd years. Agents born in even years will have their expiration dates occur on even years. Your CE and renewal requirements must be fulfilled on or before this date during each biennial period. Your renewal period starts 90 days before your expiration date.
Once you know when your license expires, follow these two steps to keep it active:
- Complete your Kansas insurance license continuing education requirements.
- Submit your renewal application and pay the associated fees before your expiration date
Step #1: Complete Your Kansas Insurance License CE Requirements
All major lines licensed agents in Kansas are required to complete eighteen credit hours of continuing education during each biennial period. Major lines are agents licensed to sell: life, health, property, casualty, or personal lines. In all cases you will need at least three credit hours in Ethics.
Even if you hold multiple licenses, you will only need to complete a maximum of eighteen credit hours.
There are special training requirements for agents selling long-term care, annuity, and flood insurance.
- If you are licensed in a property line of authority and will be selling flood insurance, you must complete a one-time, three hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program.
- If you will be selling, soliciting or negotiating an annuity product, you will need to complete a one-time, four-hour Annuity Suitability course. You will also need to complete ongoing company-sponsored training on the topic.
- If you will be selling, soliciting or negotiating a long-term care partnership policy, you must complete a four-hour Long Term Care training course. You must also complete a one-hour training course on this topic during each following compliance period.
Besides the 3 hours of Ethics training, you may take the remaining courses in any subject matter as long as they have been approved by the Kansas Department of Insurance.
You can be exempted from CE requirements if you hold a life insurance license but only sell pre-need policies. You’ll need to affirm that you didn’t conduct any other insurance business transactions within your 2-year renewal period by submitting a Pre-Need Insurance Producer Biennial Affirmation form.
Kansas agents can view their license information, CE Requirements, and balance of earned credits at any time through NIPR, located here: Kansas Agent License Information
Step #2: Submit Your Kansas Insurance License Renewal Application
Once you have completed all of your CE requirements, you are ready to renew your Kansas insurance license. This must be done prior to your license expiration date, but not before your license renewal period, which starts 90 days before your license expiration date.
When you are ready to renew, you can do so through NIPR Kansas License Renewal, or Sircon License Renewal. There are no renewal fees for Kansas insurance agents, but you will be charged a processing fee of either $4 or $5 depending upon which service you use.
So What Happens if I Don’t Complete My Kansas License Renewal on Time?
If you don’t complete your renewal requirements prior to your license expiration date, your license will be suspended and you are prohibited from transacting insurance business. You can still have your license reinstated, but it depends on how long you wait. You have up to 90 days to reinstate, as long as you:
- Complete your CE requirements and submit your renewal application
- Pay a $100 reinstatement fee as well as your $4 or $5 renewal processing fee
If you don’t complete the above process within a 90-day period, your appointments will be terminated and you will have up to one year to complete the following steps:
- Apply for reinstatement using the initial license application form (you’ll be allowed to skip some of the steps)
- Pay an $80 application fee and a $100 reinstatement fee
- Complete your CE requirements
- Re-establish your company appointments
If you wait beyond one year, you still have up to 4 years to have your license reinstated. You will need to meet all of the requirements above, plus re-fingerprint.
If your license has been terminated for over four years, you’ll need to complete the full re-application process, including fingerprinting. You’ll also need to pass a licensing exam.
Now Is the Time to Start Your Kansas License Renewal Continuing Education
Even though you have two years to complete your eighteen hours worth of continuing education, it’s always best to start as soon as possible. BetterCE offers all the courses you’ll need to fulfill your requirements. You can view them all in our Kansas Insurance Continuing Education Course Catalog.
If you prefer live instruction, take a look at our catalog of Kansas webinar courses. You won’t have to worry about any final exams when using this course format, and you’ll have the chance to interact with your instructor.
We also offer text-based courses that you can complete anywhere, anytime! When taking quizzes and exams, you can re-test as many times as you need. For added convenience, you can access all of our courses from a web browser or mobile device.
Completions Reported the Same Day
At BetterCE, we offer same day reporting. This means your State Regulator will have documentation that you’ve completed coursework, as soon as you’ve finished it.
Summary of Steps to Keep Your Kansas Insurance License Active
Renewing your Kansas insurance license is an important process. Let’s briefly summarize the steps involved.
- Determine your license expiration date
- Determine your continuing education requirements
- Enroll in courses well in advance of your expiration date
- Complete your courses
- Renew your license
Everything you need to renew your Kansas insurance license is available through our website. If you have questions, call our office, and our compliance support professionals are here to help you.
If your renewal date is approaching, don’t wait until the last minute! Sign up for courses now through BetterCE and experience the most trusted and convenient way to keep your license active.
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