Georgia- Individual Retirement Accounts

Total Hrs / Order Price
1-5 $15.95
6-17 $24.95
18-24 $39.95
25-50 $49.95
51+ $49.95 + $2.00 per
additional hour over 50

Pricing based on total number of
hours in order.

Approved For:

  • Life and Health

Credit Hours
6

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
53863

Publisher
Paul Winn

State
Georgia

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

Individual Retirement Accounts examines the rules governing traditional and Roth IRAs, Education IRAs (now called Coverdell Education Savings Accounts), simplified employee pensions and SIMPLEs. With respect to traditional IRAs, the course considers the issues of eligibility, contribution limits and investment vehicles. Tax treatment of traditional IRA funds is discussed, including the treatment of contributions, accumulations, transfers and distributions. The premature distribution penalties and its exceptions are addressed.

Roth IRAs, created by TRA’97, are discussed, including eligibility, contribution limits and distributions. Conversions from traditional to Roth IRAs are examined and the tax consequences discussed. The increased limits authorized by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 are addressed and the Age 50+ catch-up provisions are explained. At the conclusion of this course, the student can be expected to understand:

  • Traditional and Roth IRA rules with respect to eligibility and contributions
  • The benefits of tax-deferred accumulation
  • The rules governing traditional IRA distributions, rollovers, transfers and conversions to Roth IRAs
  • The tax rules governing traditional and Roth IRA contributions and withdrawals
  • The rules applicable to Coverdell Education Savings Accounts
  • The contribution and distribution rules governing SEPs and SIMPLE IRAs

Required CE Hours for Renewal in Georgia

  • All Licenses

    • 24 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.
  • Licensed over 20 years

    • 20 hours of CE every 2 years (3 hours must be in ethics)
    • CE courses must be in the line of authority.

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Any one wanting to sell Long term care in the state of Georgia must take a 2 hour Georgia specific Medicaid course.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • Continuing education requirements must be completed biennially on or before the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Final exams are to be monitored by a disinterested third party.
  • Final exams are Closed book.
  • A passing grade of at least 70% required to pass the course.

Carryover CE Hours

  • 7 CE credits may be carried over from one term to another.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may NOT be taken for credit more than once in a 5 year period, unless topic of study is current issues, ethics or legislative updates.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file.

Exemptions

  • A newly licensed agent who completed the Georgia prelicense education requirement will be exempt for the first reporting period.
  • Nonresident agents are exempt except for state specific LTC continuing education course(see above).

Renewal Administrator

Pearson VUE
Phone: 1-800-274-0488
Fax: 602-364-4460
Web site: Pearson VUE

CE Administrator

Sircon
Phone: 877-876-4430
Fax: 404-656-0874
Web site: Sircon.com

Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner


Main Phone: 404-656-2070
Toll Free Phone: 800-656-2298
Agents Licensing:404-656-2101
Fax: 404-657-8542
Email: Agents@oci.ga.gov

Mailing Address:
Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 908
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Web site: Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner