Georgia Insurance Continuing Education

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Georgia insurance continuing education is, you already know, important to you as a member of the profession. Not only does it qualify you to sit for the exam to renew your license. Continuing education also keeps you abreast of developments in the field. Your goal--no matter your role in the industry--is to serve policy holders, after all.

The more up-to-date your knowledge, the better you'll be able to inform and advise your clients. They look to you for information about their best choices in insurance coverage--whether it's homeowners insurance, life insurance, or financial planning. What's more, in taking Georgia insurance continuing education classes, you'll be advancing your career at the same time. It's a healthy combination. It's also convenient, thanks to the many institutions offering online and self-study programs.

A Few Facts on Georgia Insurance Continuing Education

If you've held your license for fewer than 20 years, you're required to take 15 insurance continuing education credits each year. Three must be in professional ethics as it relates to insurance. If you've held your license for more than 20 years, the requirement is 10 credits per year. Courses can be either classroom based or independent study, which includes Internet classes.

Georgia insurance continuing education classes cannot be taken more than once every five years for credit. The three exceptions to this rule are current issues, ethics, and legislative developments. If you have spent time in insurance-related activities--which includes, for example, research, writing, teaching, or legislative work--you may request a reduction in the required 15 hours of class work.

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