Oregon- FEMA-Flood Insurance Made Simple

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
In addition: A State filing fee of $1.00 per credit hour will be added to the total

Pricing based on total number of
hours in order.

Approved For:

  • Property and Casualty

Credit Hours
3

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
35389

Publisher
FastrackCE, LLC

State
Oregon

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

Flooding is the nation's #1 natural disaster. In just the past 10 years (1996-2005), annual flood losses in the United States averaged $2.4 billion per year. Currently nearly 5 million policyholders are protected with flood insurance policies; however many more homeowners remain at risk.

Due to its catastrophic nature, flood damage is excluded in homeowners’ insurance policies.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe they are covered for flood losses, when in fact they must purchase flood insurance through FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in order to have such coverage.

NFIP policies are sold by property insurance agents, which means a producer must be up to date on the National Flood Insurance Program, its coverage, conditions and more. This is the purpose of the online continuing education course, Flood Insurance Made Simple.

This self-study CE course begins with a discussion of flooding and the disastrous damage it can cause, including:

  • Definition of flooding and its causes;
  • Who is at risk of flood damage; and
  • Misconceptions about FEMA’s Natural Disaster relief.

From there, we delve into the National Flood Insurance Program:

  • Flood coverage
  • Definition of Flood Zones
  • Low, Moderate and High Risk Flood Zones
  • How to buy a flood insurance policy
  • Underwriting
  • Community rating
  • Choosing a deductible
  • What is insured against flood damage; and
  • How flood damage is valued.

A large portion of this online CE course examines flooding in general – including specific cases of flooding and the damage caused. It is important for property insurance agents to be able to convey to homeowners that everyone is at risk for flood damage. Therefore, we make a significant effort to inform agents on:

  • Flood misconceptions
  • How floods can happen anywhere
  • Causes of flooding
  • Why homeowners cannot rely on disaster relief from the federal government; and

This continuing education course explores and describes the key elements of floods, flooding, and insuring against them through flood Insurance in general and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in specific. This concise study of floods and flood insurance provides students with interesting, informative, and applicable facts, figures, and real life examples of what Mother Nature dishes out. It also points out what people can and should do to deal and cope with the devastating consequences of floods. This CE course may satisfy the state CE requirement for NFIP (please check with your state to confirm the flood course requirements).

Required CE Hours for Renewal in Oregon

  • All License

    • 24 hours of CE biennially, which must include at least 3 hours of ethics and another 3 hours must be of Oregon law.

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.
  • 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

  • You must submit a copy of the certificate of completion with your signed renewal application and renewal fee prior to the expiration date of your license. You are also required to keep a copy in your records for 3 years. Oregon Department of Insurance will mail you the renewal form that is needed. If you do not wish to mail renewal you may go to NIPR and renew online.

License Term

  • Individual Agents: The renewal term of the license is every 2 years based upon the agents birth month.
  • Agency agents: The renewal term of the license is every 2 years based upon the issuance date.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Independent online final exams do not need to be monitored.
  • Independent online final exams are open book.
  • A passing grade of at least 70% required to pass the course.

Carryover CE Hours

  • CE credits may NOT be carried over from one term to another.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may NOT be taken for credit more than once in each renewal period.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed, mailed with the renewal form received from the Oregon Insurance Division. A copy should be kept on file for three years.

Exemptions

  • Nonresident agents.
  • Agents selling limited lines that do not require and exam.
  • Retired agents at least 58 years old, licensed for at least 10 years, authorized to transact life insurance only, and only servicing existing policies. To use this exemption you must get Department approval.

Oregon Insurance Division


Phone: 503-947-7981
Fax: 503-378-4351
Email: web.insagent@state.or.us

Mailing Address:
Oregon Insurance Division
PO Box 14480
Salem, OR 97309-0405

Web site: Oregon Insurance Division