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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 18. Insurance Agents

§ 38.2-1866. Continuing education requirements.

A. Every individual resident and nonresident (i) insurance consultant, (ii) life and annuities insurance agent, (iii) health agent, (iv) property and casualty insurance agent (v) personal lines agent, and (vi) title insurance agent shall, on a biennial basis, furnish evidence as set forth in this article that the continuing education requirements of this article have been satisfied. As used in this article, the term "agent" shall be construed to refer to any of the individual licensees referred to above.

B. Any agent who holds a life and annuities license or a health agent license, or both, shall complete 16 hours of relevant continuing education credits.

C. Any agent who holds a personal lines license or a property and casualty license shall complete 16 hours of relevant continuing education credits.

D. Any agent who holds a title agent license shall complete 16 hours of relevant continuing education credits.

E. Except as provided in subsection B and § 38.2-1871, any agent who holds licenses from more than one category of licenses identified in subsection A shall complete 24 hours of relevant continuing education credits with a minimum of eight credit hours in each such category.

F. Of the total required credits for each biennium, three credit hours shall be in insurance ethics, which may include insurance law and regulations applicable in Virginia.

G. Agents may receive no more than 75 percent of their required credits from courses provided by insurance companies or agencies. The Board, in its sole discretion, shall, at the time of course approval, determine whether any particular course shall be considered to be insurance company or agency sponsored, and shall require all course sponsors to provide this information clearly and conspicuously to all those enrolling in that course.

1992, c. 570; 1994, c. 175; 1996, c. 159; 1998, c. 46; 1999, c. 86; 2001, c. 706; 2012, c. 294.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.