Below is a summary of what the RI Law includes for Continuing Education compliance for licensed insurance producers.
TO WHOM THE RI CE LAW APPLIESAll RI resident insurance producers hold a Life, Health, or P&C license (or any other line of authority where an examination is required.) A resident is one who lives in RI and holds a valid RI producers license or a resident of another state that has declared RI as their state of residency for business purposes. Non-residents whose home state does not have a CE law or where their home state CE law does not allow RI residents exemption from their continuing education requirements.
As of September 1, 2008, everyone - except if you are 55 and have held a RI license continuously for 25 years - is required to complete a minimum twenty-four (24) continuing education credits during each two (2) year renewal. Of these twenty-four credits, you must obtain three (3) hours of Ethics.
You may not take the same course more than once in a compliance period.
You may carry up to 12 excess continuing education credits accumulated during a biennial license cycle forward through the end of the next renewal period. Ethics credits will be carried forward as general credits so that the required three ethics credits must be obtained during each two-year license cycle.
When you go to renew, if you are at least fifty-five (55) years of age and have held a RI license continuously for the last twenty-five (25) years without any interruption or lapse, you are exempt from the continuing education requirement.
All producers selling flood insurance policies are required to be properly trained and educated.
RI Producers who instruct approved programs receive the same credits as the students.
GETTING A LICENSE
A person applying for a resident insurance producer license shall make an application through
Before approving the application, the insurance commissioner shall find that the individual:
Is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
Has not committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension or revocation;
Has paid the fees set forth; and
Has successfully passed the examinations for the lines of authority for which the person has applied.
ERRORS & OMISSION FOR RESIDENTS
RI residents are required to carry and maintain Errors and Omissions Insurance.