Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education

Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education

The Mississippi Insurance Department provides the following links to access pre-licensing and continuing education information. Questions pertaining to education should be directed to licensing@mid.ms.gov or by calling the MID Licensing Division at (601) 359-3582.

Use the index below to go directly to a particular section on this page:


Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education Important Links

Note: New provider applications, continuing education applications, all renewals and course completions must be submitted by education providers to the Mississippi Insurance Department through SIRCON at www.sircon.com.


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Pre-Licensing Education

  • Insurance Producer
    • 20 hours per line of authority classroom or self-study
      • Life
      • Accident and Health
      • Property
      • Casualty
      • Personal Lines
  • Adjuster - 20 hours classroom or self-study
  • Bail Agent - 40 hours classroom or self-study

Contact the Pre-Licensing Education Provider on dates, times and locations of classroom courses.

Pre-Licensing Education Providers (pdf)

Types of Examinations

All examinations, except for Industrial Life, are administered by: Testing Services, Inc. Exams are given in Jackson, Oxford, Grenada, Meridian, and Biloxi. You can register for an examination by printing and completing the registration form on the Testing Services, Inc. website, www.testingservices-ms.com/registration.html and mailing it to the address contained on the form. Testing Services may be reached by telephone at 601-607-7736. Industrial Life exams are offered by Home Service Life Council, they can be reached by telephone at 800-748-3189. Exam study books can be purchased from education providers listed in the study material sources link.

Study Material Sources

Pre-Licensing Forms


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Continuing Education

Information for Agents

Insurance Producers, Adjusters and Bail Agents:

  • For Licenses in effect for 13-18 months: 12 hours of continuing education is required each year prior to the expiration date.
  • For Licenses in effect for 19-24 months: 24 hours of continuing education including three hours of ethics.
  • For Bail Licensees: there shall be no continuing education required for the first year of an original license, except:
  • For Bail Licensees: 8 hours of continuing education for each year or part of a year of the two-year license period, for a total of 16 hours per license period.

For more information on the length of time your license has been in effect please see the Chart linked at the top of this page.

Insurance Producers, Adjusters and Bail Agents may now use www.sircon.com/mississippi to search for approved providers and courses, and check CE transcripts for insurance producers.

"ALERT: CLICK ON THE EDUCATION REVIEW PERIOD DROP-DOWN MENU AT THE TOP OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION TRANSCRIPT PAGE TO REVIEW ALL PERTINENT PERIODS."

To check your Mississippi CE credits, click on the "Look up education courses/credits" on the Mississippi Producer portal home page. On the next screen, click on the "Continuing Education Transcript Inquiry" and select Mississippi as the state. To get your transcript you will need both your license number and social security number.

To search for approved providers and courses, click on the "Look up education courses/credits" on the Mississippi Producer portal home page. On the next screen, click on the "Approved Courses Inquiry" or "Approved Providers Inquiry". You may search by continuing education type. To find the phone numbers for the providers, click on the provider name. All providers and courses on www.sircon.com/mississippi are approved for Mississippi continuing education credit.

Please contact the course provider for credit discrepancies in your transcript.

For information relating to prelicensing or continuing education Bail agents should contact:
the Mississippi Bail Agents Association (www.msbail.org / 601‐899‐8599) or
the MS Coalition of Limited Surety Agents (www.mcols.org / 1-877-771-2245) or
the department at 601‐359‐3582

Insurance Producer Training Requirement for the National Flood Insurance Program Agent Leads Referral Program

Information for Continuing Education Providers

sircon

Mississippi Education Providers may now process all CE and PE related transactions electronically through SIRCON including Course Offerings, Course Completions and Rosters. Education providers must submit paper applications when submitting/ renewing a course. Please review the links listed under "Information for Continuing Education Providers" for requirements.

Pre-Licensing Education Information

Helpful Links

  • National Flood Insurance Program

    NFIP Education and Training Resources

    FEMA requires three (3) hours of Flood training and training documentation if the agent has signed up for the NFIP Agent Leads Referral Program. MS Insurance Producers who sell Federal Flood insurance policies may satisfy minimum training and education requirements by completing a one-time, 3 hour NFIP related course.

    To search for approved providers and Flood courses, click on "Look up education courses/credits" at www.sircon.com. On the next screen, click on the "Approved Courses Inquiry" or "Approved Providers Inquiry". You may search by continuing education type; e.g. Flood. To find the phone numbers for the providers, click on the provider name. All providers and courses on www.sircon.com/mississippi are approved for Mississippi continuing education credit.

Please refer questions regarding continuing education to the Licensing Division at licensing@mid.ms.gov or 601-359-3582.


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