Texas Insurance Continuing Education

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Are you looking for Texas insurance continuing education classes, or simply wanting to learn more about insurance as a profession in the state? Maybe you've worked long enough in another field and are ready to switch gears. As far as professions go, insurance is relatively young. It arose from the ashes of London's second great fire in 1666, which took--interestingly--fewer than 20 lives.

Because the stakes are high, however, insurance is as rigorously supervised as any other technical profession. First you must be licensed to practice. Second, you must qualify to renew that license on average every two years. The basic criteria to enter the field, however, are more than manageable. A college degree--no matter your course of study--is generally enough. (The only insurance professional I know personally, for example, was a music major. He's done well in the field.)

About Texas Insurance Continuing Education

As an insurance professional, Texas insurance continuing education is never too far from your mental checklist of priorities. Fortunately, Texas is among the 47 states to sign a continuing education reciprocity agreement. What this means to you is that the course offered--for example--in Minnesota on claims adjusting will count toward your credits for your Texas license renewal. The states not participating in this very practical arrangement are Florida, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Only 15 of the 30 required Texas credits can be self-study courses, however. The remainder must be classes taken in a traditional classroom setting. The rest of Texas insurance continuing education requirements fall in with those of most other states. Licenses come up for renewal every two years. Of the 30 credits required for renewal, two must be in insurance ethics or consumer protection.

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