You must complete your continuing education requirements every two years before your license expiration date to renew your Illinois insurance license. Our article How to Keep Your Insurance License Active in Illinois provides the details on continuing education renewal requirements.
If you don’t complete your continuing education on time, you cannot transact insurance business until the license is reinstated. This article provides further insight into the penalties and how to reinstate your Illinois insurance license.
Illinois Insurance License Expiration and Reinstatement
You must complete your continuing education before you can access the renewal application. That makes it particularly important to complete it early. In fact, the Illinois Department of Insurance states that you must be CE compliant at least ten business days prior to the expiration date.
The Illinois insurance license is inactivated immediately after the expiration date if the required continuing education isn’t completed.
Agents have up to one year to reinstate their license by paying the renewal fee of $215 plus a $215 reinstatement penalty for a total of $430. After one year, reapplying for a new license is the only option available. You can find detailed instructions for reinstating your license at Illinois Reinstate Resident License. However, before that can happen, you’ll need to complete all the required continuing education.
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 Illinois insurance 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.
We’ve got you covered with all the courses you need. The complete listing is in our Illinois Insurance Continuing Education Course Catalog. You’ll also see that we meet the Illinois ethics training requirement by providing a classroom equivalent course.
Completion Reported the Same Day
Note that your continuing education course credits will be reported directly to the Illinois Department of Insurance 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 You with Your Illinois Insurance License
We’re confident that the continuing education you need to renew or reinstate your Illinois 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.