You must complete your continuing education requirements every two years before your license expiration date to renew your Pennsylvania insurance license. Our article How to Keep Your Insurance License Active in Pennsylvania provides the details on continuing education and renewal requirements for Pennsylvania insurance agents.
In short, if you don’t complete your continuing education and renew your insurance license on time, you’ll be subject to additional fees and timelines if you wish to keep it active. This article provides further insight into late fees, penalties, and how to reinstate your Pennsylvania insurance license.
So What if I Don’t Renew My Pennsylvania Insurance License On Time?
Let’s recall that Pennsylvania insurance agents must complete their CE requirements every 2 years to be eligible to renew their license. Once the CE is completed, they must then submit their renewal application and pay a renewal fee of $55. This must be done prior to the agent’s license expiration/renewal date which occurs on the last day of the agent’s birth month – every 2 years.
If an agent fails to meet the renewal requirements prior to their license expiration/renewal date they have up to 60 days to keep their license active by performing a “late renewal.” To do so they must complete any outstanding CE requirements, submit a late renewal application, and pay the late renewal fee of $165.
Agents who miss the 60 day late renewal period will be considered inactive and are prohibited from transacting insurance business. However, they still have up to one year from their original expiration/renewal date to reinstate their license. To have a license reinstated agents must complete any outstanding CE and submit and pay the late renewal/reinstatement fee of $165. Again, this must be done within one1 year of the missed expiration/renewal date. After one1 year, the license will be terminated and the agent must relicense if they wish to transact insurance.
Renewal Late Fees and Penalties
The standard renewal fee for Pennsylvania insurance licenses is $55. The late renewal fee is $165, and the reinstatement fee is also $165. The costs begin to mount the later you attempt a renewal or reinstatement.
Don’t Let This Happen to You — Sign Up for Continuing Education Now
We’ve got you covered with both online training and webinars. That makes completing all the requirements for renewing or reinstating your license quick and easy.
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. This is a relatively quick way to accomplish your CE requirements.
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. The advantages of webinars include no required reading and no quizzes or final exams.
For more information, see our article Differences Between Webinar Courses and Traditional Online Text-Based Courses.
We’ve got you covered with all the courses you need. The complete listing is in our Pennsylvania Insurance Continuing Education Course Catalog. Also, check out our Pennsylvania Webinar Catalog.
Completion Reported the Same Day
Note that your continuing education course credits will be reported directly to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department on the same day you complete the training. So, we’ve got you covered when you’re trying to complete your training quickly.
We’re Here to Help
We’re confident that the continuing education you need to renew or reinstate your Pennsylvania insurance license is easily accessible through our website. If not, call our office, and we’ll happily assist you.
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 renewal process.
Have a question or need assistance? Phone 1-888-501-7330 for our customer care team. We also respond to emails as well as via our Contact Form. On our contact page, you can also sign up for convenient license renewal reminders so that you never have to deal with an expired license.