Alberta has phased in a new deadlines for all continuing education requirements for insurance agents in that province. General Insurance, Life and A&S, and Adjusters will all have a June 30 deadline for completing CE hours each year.
The changes began with the Life and Accident and Sickness agent renewals in December of 2012, with holders receiving a certificate that will expire on June 30, 2014. This is an additional 135 days and the fee for the certificates are prorated accordingly. CE requirements remain at the current 15 hours.
In April 2013, Adjusters certificate holders were issued a certificate that will expire on June 30, 2014. This is an additional 30 days. Continuing Education requirements remain at the current 15 hours.
In September of 2013 General Insurance Agents received certificates that will expire on June 30, 2014, resulting in a license term that is reduced by approximately four months. The fee for this group of certificates will be reduced on a prorated basis. Continuing Education requirements for general insurance agents are reduced to 10 credit hours during the transitional period and will return to 15 credit hours following the transition.
Infotrends has a variety of options for completing your CE hours. Consider purchasing individual courses or subscriptions to our general insurance or Life/A&S catalogues.