COVID-19 Updates

Last Updated: November 12, 2020

Kaplan's top priorities are the health and safety of employees, students, customers, and the community while continuing to provide the highest quality educational programs and support under any circumstances.  As you are aware, things in our communities continue to change rapidly relative to COVID-19.  In response, we’ve made the decision to cancel all live, in-person classes indefinitely.

We’re keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation and will update existing and prospective students as more information becomes available. We are here to support you through regular updates to this page.

Exam Provider and Testing Center Updates

Below are updates about testing center closures and impacted exams during this pandemic.

November 2020 CFP® exam

Currently, there are no changes planned for the November 2020 exam administration, with a testing window of November 3-10, 2020,

Like the September 2020 CFP® exam, CFP Board will allow remote proctoring for the November 2020 CFP® exam for candidates who are eligible based on location or health criteria. For more details, please visit the CFP Board website.

FINRA and NASAA have been working together to deliver an online testing service for candidates seeking to take qualification exams remotely. Beginning July 13, candidates and firms may schedule online test appointments for FINRA's Securities Industry Essentials (SIE), Series 6, and Series 7 exams and NASAA's Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 exams.

Online appointments will be limited initially so FINRA and NASAA can monitor program performance under increased volume and adjust if necessary. They expect to be able to increase appointment availability during the months of July and August. FINRA and NASAA encourage firms and candidates to utilize a combination of online testing as well as testing at an available local test center as they work with Prometric to increase online capacity. More information on test center openings and availability can be found on Prometric's website

To be eligible for an online test appointment, candidates must not have a concurrent appointment at a test center and must meet technical and remote environment requirements. Candidates who currently have appointments to take an exam at a test center but wish to change to an online test appointment should make sure they can meet the above-stated requirements and be aware of any rescheduling policies before cancelling a test center appointment. In addition, firms considering online test delivery through their network and firm-issued equipment should review the technical requirements pertaining to equipment, networking and information security.

Kaplan has created a ​helpful resource guide​ for those candidates considering remote testing

As a reminder, as previously announced, all FINRA-administered exam enrollment windows that are currently expired, or will expire, between March 16 and September 2020 have been extended through the same end date of September 30, 2020.

Per the Governor’s Office directive dated March 16, 2020, Department of Insurance (DOI) examinations are suspended at all Kentucky locations until further notice.  This directive is given for the purposes of maintaining social distancing under the CDC guidelines and to promote the health and well-being of the general public. Insurance applicants whose testing window expires during this closure, must contact the DOI if an extension is needed. Contact the Division of Agent Licensing at DOI.AgentLicensingMail@ky.gov.

Some Pearson Vue-owned and operated testing centers are becoming available for testing. Candidates can schedule their exams for appointments starting May 1st as conditions allow. Find your exam program on the homepage to find a location near you

 

Prometric resumed testing in phases for ALL programs in numerous states and regions across North America where possible on June 1.  They continue to monitor changes to local and federal governance and have implemented modified in-center procedures based on governmental ordinances and advice from the CDC and WHO.

For the most up-to-date information about test center availability and COVID-19 impacts, please visit the Prometric website.

If your exam appointment is impacted due to continued site closures or state restrictions, you will receive an email notification informing you that your appointment has been automatically rescheduled with your new test date and location, or has been canceled with instructions for how to reschedule for a future date. No rescheduling fees will be applied.  Candidates can also self-serve online by accessing the Prometric website.

Prometric ProProctor - Insurance Licensing

The Department of Insurance in the states of Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Utah have allowed Insurance licensing candidates will have the option to take remotely proctored exams with ProProctor. To learn more, please visit their landing pages shown below. 

Prometric ProProctor - Securities Licensing

Prometric announced that beginning on June 1, 2020, select test centers in limited geographic locations will also be available to non-essential programs, subject to the same social-distancing protocols. The availability of test centers to non-essential programs may further impact candidates for FINRA exams who have been unable to schedule exam appointments to date. For the most up-to-date information about scheduling for both test center and remotely proctored exams, please visit the Prometric website for FINRA exams.

To address the potential additional impact on exam candidates resulting from test center capacity issues, FINRA has extended all enrollment windows that are currently expired or will expire, between March 16 and September 2020. Each FINRA-administered exam enrollment end date will be extended through the same end date of September 30, 2020. This accommodation will allow FINRA to distribute the current demand for test administrations across multiple months to make optimal use of available capacity.

 

As of ​May 1, 2020,​ PSI will start opening up testing centers in select states. For information about specific PSI site reopen dates, please visit their website.

Several states are offering the option to take a remote online proctored examination for insurance licensing exams. Please check your state requirements for more information about whether your state regulator has approved remote testing.

Proctoring and State Requirements Updates

Insurance Licensing

Effective 10/1/2020: The notary requirement on the prelicensing certificate of completion is waived through December 31, 2020.

Effective 8/31/2020: The notary requirement on the prelicensing certificate of completion is waived through the end of September 2020.

Effective 5/26/2020: The Certificate of Completion for any prelicensing course which expires between March-July 2020 is hereby extended to the following: March: 120 days past the stated expiration date on the certificate. April or May: 90 days past the stated expiration date on the certificate. June: 60 days past the stated expiration date on the certificate. July: 30 days past the stated expiration date on the certificate. Please note: limitations on repeat examinations are still in effect.

Effective 4/30/2020: AL is issuing temporary producer licenses during the COVID-19 emergency. A temporary producer is an Alabama resident who is required to be licensed under the laws of the state to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance and who is otherwise qualified for a producer license except for having passed the written examination for Life, Health, Property, Casualty, or Personal Lines. A temporary producer license is only valid if the producer is sponsored and appointed by an insurance company. The temp license is a once in a lifetime license per line of authority and is valid for a maximum of 6 months from the date of issuance, during which time the producer should be actively engaged in a prelicensing course for the line/lines of authority.

See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 8/31/2020: For Self-Study CE courses, the Department will waive the examination proctoring requirement through the end of September, 2020.

    Effective 7/30/2020: For Self-Study CE courses, the Department will waive the examination proctoring requirement through the end of August, 2020.

    Effective 5/27/2020: For Self-Study CE courses, the Department will waive the examination proctoring requirement through the end of July, 2020.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/17/2020: Producer applicants may now apply for a provisional (temporary) license on www.nipr.com. Adjuster and surplus lines broker applicants are able to apply for a provisional (temporary) license by completing form L-PRV. Additional information relating to these new license types can be found at the following link: https://insurance.az.gov/governors-executive-order-2020-17-continuity-work-license-requirements. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/26/2020: Arizona is waiving the proctor requirements for post-course examinations. This accommodation will be in place until social distancing recommendations are lifted. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/30/2020: To assist agencies and producers affected by disruptions due to COVID-19, the Department is temporarily halting converting any individual producer's license status from active to inactive for failure to submit their producer renewal application or renewal fees. The final renewal date for individual producers has been extended and individual producer licenses shall not be converted to inactive status for the 60-day period beginning 3/17/2020 (the date Executive Order 20-03 was issued). Arkansas licenses with expiration dates of March 31, 2020 will expire on May 31, 2020 instead. Arkansas licenses with expiration dates of April 30, 2020 will change to June 30, 2020.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing:

    Effective 4/6/2020: The California Department of Insurance (CDI) will not be issuing temporary licenses or waiving the legal requirements for applicants to pass a qualifying examination and to submit fingerprints for a criminal background check. In order for license applicants to be able to qualify for licenses during this extraordinary time, CDI will continue to administer license examinations at its Los Angeles test center on a daily basis. CDI's license exam vendor, PSI, is now also administering license examinations at its test centers in Sacramento, Redding, Lawndale, San Francisco, and Agoura Hills on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The centers maintain social distancing practices and the number of allowed examinees is consistent with state and local public health directives. License applicants may schedule their exams through PSI Online Exams or by calling PSI Services at (877) 392-6422.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 5/15/2020: The Division will issue temporary resident insurance producer licenses to applicants until 7/31/2020, or as amended by subsequent order of the Commissioner. An applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

    • Is a resident of CO and at least 18 years old;
    • Meets and maintains the application requirements with the exception of the license examination requirements as set forth in this Order;
    • Has not committed any act that is grounds for denial;
    • Is sponsored by an insurer or licensed CO resident producer in good standing in the state of CO. Insurers shall be identified by name, NAIC company code, business address, telephone number, and email address. All sponsors shall conduct a background check, including for crimes involving moral turpitude, confirm in writing that subject to the background check, the applicant is not in violation of C.R.S. 10-2-801 or any other applicable statutes which would otherwise preclude their eligibility to apply for a temporary resident producer license in CO.
    • The sponsor has submitted an application for a temporary license electronically at www.sircon.com, as an authorized submitter on the applicant's behalf. The application includes an attestation.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 10/22/2020: The waiver of proctoring requirements will expire on 12/31/2020, and exams will then require a disinterested third party proctor after that date. All grace periods for license renewal will expire on 12/31/2020 as well.

    Effective 4/3/2020: The proctoring requirements are waived unless and until otherwise ordered by the Commissioner. Colorado will allow a late renewal period for license expiration dates of March 31, 2020 and later, with no additional fees for 180 days past license expiration date. This change is for both individuals and business entities. All license classes are applicable. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/21/2020:

    • The Commissioner has determined that it is in the public interest to issue temporary resident producer licenses during the COVID-19 emergency issued by Governor Lamont. The qualifications of applicants for a temporary insurance producer license are as follows:
      1. Must be a Connecticut resident. The temporary license is not intended to qualify the producer for non-resident licenses, and CT will not grant non-resident temporary producer licenses.
      2. Must be appointed by an insurer who assumes responsibilities for all acts of the temporary licensee. This temporary appointment will coincide with the duration of the temporary license.
      3. Insurers must notify the CT DOI in writing if the sponsored temporary license holder is no longer employed or under the direct supervision of the insurere sponsor, and shall disclose all details as to circumstances causing termination.
      4. The individual requesting the temporary license meets all other requirements for licensure. A temporary license will not be issued if the individual has been revoked or denied a resident license by the State of CT.
      5. Temporary licenses are subject to cancellation or revocation if the temporary licensee violates the insurance laws of the state or if the interests of insureds or the public are endangered. The insurer must maintain a record of all producers operating under a temporary license and business transacted by them. Insurers should assist producers with moving through the examination and background check process more quickly once the current State of Emergency has been lifted. The Insurance Commissioner may require the temporary insurance producer to have a responsible licensed producer or insurer who assumes responsibility for all acts of the temporary licensee and may impose other similar requirements designed to protect the insureds and public. The license will automatically expire 180 dys from the date of issue; no exceptions. The license is not renewable. The license is convertible to an equivalent traditional insurance producer license without an additional fee if the examination has been met before its expiration date. There will be no extensions to, or exceptions made to this requirement. Recipients of a Temporary Insurance Producer License will be subject to any and all limitations on the authority of such temporary licenses pursuant to CT law. Applicants may apply for a temporary producer license if they have completed the pre-licensing course within the last 12 months.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/26/2020:

    • All licensed insurance producers whose CE compliance period expires between March 24, 2020 and May 31, 2020 will be granted an extension of time through June 30, 2020 in order to complete the required number of CE credits. *Please note, April and May licensees that receive a new expiration date of 6/30/2020 will not be able to submit renewal applications until April 2, 2020.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing:

    Effective 4/6/2020: Due to Pearson Vue closures with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Department will offer temporary licenses for all license types. Before issuance, the applicant must sign a Consent Order stating that they have 90 days from the date that Pearson Vue is back in operation to complete their exam. The applicant is also required to provide background checks and a Letter of Responsibility from an individual actively licensed in the state of Delaware. If there is a statewide shutdown that prevents applicants from obtaining background checks, the Producer Licensing section will no longer issue any temporary licenses. Questions regarding this process should be directed to DOI_Licensing@delaware.gov.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/17/2020:

    • Per CFO Directive 2020-07, Florida will begin issuing the following resident temporary licenses:
      • Temporary Life and Variable Annuity Contracts (T2-14)
      • Temporary Health (T2-40)
      • Temporary Personal Lines (T20-44)
    • This Order applies to resident licenses only, temporary non-resident licenses will not be issued. Qualifications for non-resident licenses remain the same. For the temporary licenses, passing the state licensing exam is NOT required. ALL other qualifications for the licenses are required, including fingerprints, pre-licensing courses, etc.
    • The temporary license application can only be submitted through the applicant's individual MyProfile account. If applicant intends to obtain the permanent version of the license, make sure to apply for both temporary and permanent licenses on the same application. This will save the applicant an additional $50 application fee, plus ensure the permanent license is issued once the test centers re-open, and the applicant passes the state examination.
    • If applicant ultimately wants a permanent 2-15 Life, Health and Variable Annuity license, they should apply for the temporary T2-14 and T2-40 licenses AND the permanent 2-15 license on the same application. A 2-20 General Lines pre-licensing course may be used to obtain the T20-44 Temporary Personal Lines license. Temporary General Lines licenses will NOT be issued. These temporary licenses will not show on the PDB, but will be displayed on the Department's Licensee Search. Appointments are still required. Appointments can be submitted through the Department's eAppoint system. Temporary licenses will expire six (6) months after the issuance date, or upon issuance of a permanent license, whichever occurs first.
    • Permanent licenses still remain available for these license types IF the applicant qualifies via one of the avenues which exempts the state licensing exam (i.e. transfer, certain designations, college degree and required college courses, etc). In order to continue operating efficiently, we strongly encourage individuals to utilize the state's Upload Documents feature through their MyProfile account to submit application deficiency documents, instead of emailing them to the state. If the option to upload documents isn't available in someone's account, it will appear within 3 hours after submitting a new license application in the state's system. Note: if an application is submitted through the NIPR, the option will appear once the application reaches their system, typically the day after the application is submitted to the NIPR.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 10/23/2020: All licensed agents are advised that in-person (classroom) Continuing Education requirements are hereby waived until further notice. In-person proctoring is still required for online courses. Accordingly, for any licensed agent requiring a license renewal will have their license extended through December 31, 2020.

    Effective 6/25/2020: All licensed agents are advised that in-person Continuing Education requirements are hereby waived until further notice. This waiver is subject to further evaluation as the COVID-19 situation develops.

    Effective 3/31/2020: All licensed agents are advised that in-person Continuing Education requirements are hereby waived through May 31st, 2020. Accordingly, for any licensed agent having a CE deadline falling before May 31st, 2020, that deadline has been extended to May 31st. For any licensed agent requiring in-person CE, the requirement that the CE be obtained in-person is waived through May 31st, 2020. This extension and waiver is subject to further evaluation as the COVID-19 situation develops.

    Effective 3/20/2020: All licensed agents are advised that in-person Continuing Education requirements are hereby waived through April 30th, 2020. Agents seeking license renewal should apply for renewal, even if their CE requirements are not yet met. CE requirements may be waived past April 30th, depending on the length and severity of the coronavirus outbreak.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing:

    • Effective 4/6/2020:
      • The Department is hereby implementing provisional resident producer licenses. A provisional resident producer license is valid for up to 6 months. They do not renew automatically at the end of the license period. Provisional resident producers cannot serve as the designated responsible producers for an agency. Applications for provisional resident producer licenses must use the paper application found on the Department's web site.
      • Applications for this do not have to submit a complete set of fingerprints to the Department with their application. They are required to disclose their criminal history though, and the Department may conduct alternative criminal background checks for applicants as needed. Provisional resident producer licenses use an alternative licensing examination. Information about this examination is available on the Department's web site. Applicants for this license type must obtain a suitable sponsor who is a licensed resident producer and who assumes responsibility for all actions of the provisional resident producer.
      • A holder of a provisional resident producer license may apply for a producer license. To do so, the holder must provide the Department with a copy of their pass slip from their PSI examination and their fingerprint receipt within 30 days of the withdrawal of this provisional order. The application procedure for a provisional producer license is identical to the application procedure for a standard producer license in all other respects. Holders of the provisional license are subject to the same statutes, regulations, and other laws that are applicable to holders of standard producer licenses.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Executive Order 2020-29 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through November 14, 2020. Webinars for Pre-licensing and Public Adjuster Ethics courses will end on that date unless a further extension is provided by the Department at that time.

    Executive Order 2020-29 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020. Webinars for Pre-licensing and Public Adjuster Ethics courses will end on that date unless a further extension is provided by the Department at that time. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education

    Effective 4/21/2020: Licenses set to expire or have expired are extended for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective April 1, 2020, Indiana will update expiration dates on the Producer Database (PDB) for resident and non-resident licenses that expire March 31, 2020 to May 30, 2020. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/10/2020: A temporary license may be obtained until June 1, 2020 or as amended by Order of the Commissioner. Temporary licenses will expire on the last day of the third full month following the date of issuance. A temporary license will not be issued as a standard license, but rather issued as a certificate that does not include a National Producer Number. For a producer to continue to engage as an insurance producer following the temporary license's expiration, they must take and pass the required insurance producer exams, apply for the appropriate license online at www.nipr.com, and submit the required application fees.

    To obtain a temporary producer license, the applicant must have an Iowa licensed resident producer in good standing supervise the business of the individual. The producer sponsoring the applicant must attest to being responsible for all business of the applicant. The procedures or obtaining a temporary license are detailed on the Iowa Insurance Division webpage. Although the insurance licensing examination is waived in the temporary licensing process, all individuals who wish to obtain the temporary license and engage in the sale of annuity products, indexed products, long-term care or other relevant products must complete all required training prior to sale of any such products, and all issuing carriers that have appointed a producer must verify appropriate training compliance.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 8/31/2020: In response to the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, the state is waiving the classroom method requirement and proctor requirements for continuing education through the end of 2020.

    Effective 4/2/2020: The Iowa Insurance Division will be extending March, April, and May 2020 expiration dates by 90 days, for resident and non-resident licensees, to extend their renewal period. The new expiration date will be updated on the Producer Database (PDB) and will cause PDB alerts.

    Effective 3/23/2020: In response to the recent developments of the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19), the state is waiving the classroom method requirement and proctor requirements for continuing education through the end of August 2020.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/23/2020: KY is extending CE deadlines for those licensees due 3/31/2020 and 4/30/2020. A 2-month extension is being given for March and April CE completion and reporting. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/8/2020:

    • Emergency Rule 38 allows for implementation of temporary licensing of insurance producers. An individual that has completed a LA approved pre-licensing course no more than 12 months prior and who is eligible to sit for the pre-licensing examination (if testing centers were available) may request issuance of a temporary license for the lines of insurance which they have met the pre-licensing requirements for. The individual must submit an insurance producer license application using the National Insurance Producer Registration (NIPR) website at nipr.com and pay the appropriate fee upon submission. The applicant shall then submit a written request to be issued a temporary license to the LA Dept. of Insurance by email to producerlicensing@ldi.la.gov.la.gov. The request must include the transaction number received from NIPR upon submission of the application and a copy of the pre-license program completion certificate issued by the approved pre-licensing provider to the individual.
    • Any temporary license issued pursuant to Emergency Regulation 38 may be converted into a permanent license by completion of all prerequisites of a license for the line or lines of insurance including passing the required examination and submission of fingerprints pursuant to the applicable statutes prior to expiration of the temporary license.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education

    Effective 4/17/2020:

    • Insurance producers and adjusters with a renewal date of April 30, 2020 is extended until May 12, 2020. Subsequent renewals will return to the last date of the birth month of the individual for the renewal period following this extension.

    Insurance Licensing:

    Effective 4/15/2020:
    • The Maine Bureau of Insurance will issue temporary insurance producer licenses to applicants who otherwise meet the requirements for licensure without requiring the successful completion of an examination. Temporary licenses issued pursuant to this Bulletin are subject to the following conditions:
      • Applicants seeking a temporary license must submit a temporary license application including all supplemental documents required by the application instructions.
      • Applications must be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Bureau. Online applications are not available at this time.
      • Each temporary license applicant must have a licensed sponsor who will oversee the temporary licensee’s work and be accountable to the Bureau for all acts of the temporary licensee.
        The sponsor may be either:
        • a. A resident individual producer whose license is in good standing and who has been licensed with the Bureau of Insurance for a continuous five-year period; or
        • b. An insurance company authorized to do business in the state of Maine which will assume training and supervision responsibilities with respect to the temporary licensee. The sponsoring insurance company must appoint the temporary producer.
    • The Bureau reserves the right to refuse a temporary license to an applicant who has committed a ground for denial in accordance with 24-A M.R.S. § 1420-K(1). A temporary license will not be issued to an applicant with a felony conviction. A temporary licensee must secure an appointment with an authorized insurer before selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance. The temporary license will expire on the earlier of 90 days after Pearson VUE reopens its facilities or 180 days after issuance, unless the term is otherwise extended by the Superintendent.
    • If a temporary licensee loses their sponsor or otherwise no longer meets the conditions for temporary licensure, the temporary license will be canceled. The temporary producer license will allow the producer to operate in Maine as a resident temporary producer. It is not intended to qualify the producer for non-resident licenses in other states, and Maine will not grant non-resident temporary producer licenses. Temporary licensees are responsible for compliance with all applicable provisions of the Maine Insurance Code. The Superintendent may revoke a temporary license if the interest of insureds or the public is endangered.
    • See the  state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/25/2020:

    • All Maine licensed resident producers and consultants whose continuing education compliance period expires March 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will be granted an automatic extension until May 31, 2020. CE fines will not be assessed if the license is renewed by May 31, 2020.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/31/2020: Governor Hogan has extended the expiration of all Maryland professional licenses to 30 days after the termination of the declared MD state of emergency. The MD Insurance Administration is also working to ensure that license statuses do not expire pursuant to Governor Hogan’s Executive Order. Late fees will not be charged on any license with an active status as of March 12, 2020. We encourage all licensees who can submit their renewals to do as soon as they can.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 10/1/2020: All insurance licenses in good standing as of the date of the Emergency Declaration (3/10/2020) that expire during the state of emergency are extended and shall remain valid December 31, 2020, but all licensees must complete their CE and renew their license on or before 12/31/2020. Any license that is scheduled to expire on or after January 1, 2021 is not eligible for extension and must be renewed on or before its originally scheduled expiration date.

    Effective 5/4/2020: All insurance licenses in good standing as of the date of the Emergency Declaration that expire during the state of emergency are extended and shall remain valid for a period of 90 days following the state of emergency's expiration. All licensees with an expiration date between March 10, 2020 and May 4, 2020 will be updated to a new expiration date of August 2, 2020. PDB Updates will occur when the expiration date is updated by the state and again when the license renews.

    Effective 4/7/2020: To assist individual licensees with the satisfaction of their CE requirements, the Division is waiving the proctor requirement for all approved online CE courses. All insurance licenses in good standing as of the date of the Emergency Declaration that expire during the state of emergency are extended and shall remain valid for a period of 90 days following the state of emergency's expiration. For online courses where a proctor is required, DOI has created the Continuing Education Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form. This form will require individuals to attest that they have not received outside assistance while completing the online course exam. Providers must collect this form from the student in a method determined by the provider prior to electronically banking/submitting credits to Prometric. Electronic signature is acceptable. 

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 10/22/2020:  Michigan will no longer accept applications for temporary insurance producer licenses.

    Effective 4/14/2020:

    • DIFS will issue temporary producer licenses to applicants meeting the requirements for licensure, without requiring examination, subject to the following conditions: Temporary producer licenses will be issued for a period of 90 days or until 30 days after the cessation of the current state of emergency related to COVID-19, whichever is later, but shall not exceed a total of 180 days. Temporary producer licenses will automatically expire 90 days after
      issuance or 30 days after the state of emergency is lifted by the Governor, whichever is later. Temporary producer licenses are subject to cancellation or revocation if the temporary licensee violates the insurance laws of this state or if the interests of insureds or the public are endangered.
    • The temporary producer license allows the producer to operate in Michigan as a resident temporary producer. Temporary producers are not eligible for non-resident licenses in other states. The temporary producer must be appointed by a sponsoring insurer who assumes responsibility for all acts of the temporary licensee. The sponsoring insurer must be authorized to write the line of insurance the producer is applying for. This temporary appointment will coincide with the duration of the temporary license. The sponsoring insurer must maintain a record of all producers operating under a temporary license and business transacted by them. Sponsoring insurers should assist producers with completing the examination process once the current State of Emergency has been lifted and the third-party examination vendors resume operations. The appointment of a sponsoring insurer will be the only appointment that is permitted for a temporary producer licensee. The sponsoring insurer must assure that the temporarily licensed producers’ sales activities and training are coordinated by a licensed insurance producer in good standing with DIFS or where applicable, a FINRA-licensed registered principal.
    • Any active temporary producer license issued pursuant to this Bulletin may be converted to a regular producer license by completion of all prerequisites of a license for the desired line or lines of insurance, including meeting all examination requirements under the Insurance Code. No additional fee shall be required in association with the issuance of the regular producer license unless additional lines of insurance are requested. Recipients of such temporary producer licenses will be subject to any and all limitations on the authority of such temporary licenses pursuant to Michigan law. To apply for a temporary license, applicants must file an Electronic Resident Licensing (ERL) application through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). The license application fee is $10.00 plus a $5.00 transaction fee. In order to process a temporary producer license application, the sponsoring insurer must file DIFS’ Request to Sponsor a Temporary Producer License Form. The Request to Sponsor a Temporary Producer License Form can be found on DIFS’ website.
    • View the  state requirements page for more details

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    • Effective 3/19/2020:
      • Until further notice, Michigan will allow CE Providers to accept self-attestation of the completion of CE final exams for online CE courses in place of utilizing a disinterested third-party proctor/monitor.
      • View the state requirements page for more details. 

     

    Insurance Licensing:

    • Effective 4/24/2020:
      • Temporary licenses will be issued beginning 4/24. To apply: Insurer must submit the application on Sircon.com for all major lines, farm P&L. Prelicensing education still required. Sponsorship: Carrier appointment submitted with application Appointments: Initial submitted with the application. No additional appointments allowed. License Duration: Temporary licenses will remain active for 180 days. Non-resident licensing: Separate license type not eligible for non-resident licensure in other states. New Temporary License will be reported to PDB but not mapped for non-resident licensure. How to convert to permanent: New application needed. Other: Permanent license appointments: Carrier does not need to re-file appointments as long as the permanent license is issued before the temporary expires.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.


    Insurance Continuing Education:

    • Effective 5/29/2020:
      • Individuals due to renew a MN insurance producer or insurance adjuster license by the end of May now have until June 30, 2020 to complete all renewal requirements, including continuing education hours and the required application and fee. Renewal applications can be submitted any time between now and 11:59 PM CST on June 30, 2020.
    • Effective 4/24/2020:
      • The Commerce Department has extended the March 31 and April 30 renewal deadlines for producers and adjusters to May 31. In addition, license reinstatements due on or after 3/31/2020 will remain available for processing indefinitely. In addition, new license renewals will be available 90 days prior to expiration date. Licenses will remain active with the original expiration date until renewed or the extension period is ended by the state. Licensees who have not yet paid, should submit their renewal online at Sircon.com.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 7/6/2020: The state of MS is temporarily waiving the proctoring requirement. Students must still complete the final exam at the end of their course.

    Effective 4/8/2020: Mississippi is allowing initial applicants who have completed all pre-licensing requirements except for the state examination to receive a temporary insurance producer license. The temporary license is effective for 180 days, during which time these licensees shall have the opportunity to take and pass their pre-licensing state examinations to receive an insurance producer license. The temporary license is not renewable. Applications may be accessed at https://www.mid.ms.gov/licensing/pdf/applications/tip_application.pdf

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 5/7/2020: MS is temporarily waiving the proctoring requirement. Students must still complete the final exam at the end of their course.

    Effective 4/2/2020: MS insurance producers, adjusters and bail bondsmen whose CE compliance periods end in March, April, May, or June 2020, should contact the MS Insurance Dept. in a timely fashion requesting an extension for completing CE requirements in order to meet the requirement for renewals. This includes MS nonresident adjuster with MS as the designated home state. To request an extension for CE requirements, please contact the MID Licensing Division at (607) 359-2132, or licensing@mid.ms.gov.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing:

    • Effective 6/16/2020:
      • The Director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance will cease accepting applications for temporary resident insurance producer licenses as permitted by Insurance Bulletin 20-09 and rescinds the temporary waiver of the licensing requirement of successfully passing an examination for the following lines of business: Life, Variable Life and Variable Annuity, Accident and Health, Property, Casualty, Personal Lines, and Crop. Any and all applications for a temporary resident insurance producer license under the Bulletin received by the Department on or after June 16, 2020, will not be processed.
      • All individuals seeking licensure as a resident insurance producer will be required to meet the Missouri insurance producer licensure requirements provided in Missouri law, including successfully passing any required examination(s).
    • Effective 4/13/2020:
      • The Director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (the “Department”), under the authority of Executive Order 20-04 issued by Governor Parson on March 18, 2020, will begin issuing temporary resident insurance producer licenses for the following lines of business: Life, Variable Life and Variable Annuity, Accident and Health, Property, Casualty, Personal Lines and Crop. The Department will temporarily waive the licensing requirement of successfully passing an examination for these lines of business provided a currently licensed Missouri insurance producer will sponsor the applicant. A sponsoring licensed insurance producer has the duty and responsibility to ensure the work and actions of the individual issued a temporary insurance producer license are in compliance with Missouri law.
      • To apply for a temporary license, the department must receive a completed application, a completed temporary license questionnaire and a $100 nonrefundable license fee. Both the completed application and the temporary license questionnaire must be emailed to templicense@insurance.mo.gov. Upon receipt of the application and questionnaire, the department will provide a web link to applicants to use to send the electronic payment of the $100 nonrefundable license fee. Forms for Temporary Missouri Resident Insurance Producer License can be found at insurance.mo.gov/templicense.
      • A Temporary Missouri Resident Insurance Producer License will only be valid for 90 days after the initial date of issuance. If documentation of passage of the appropriate insurance examination(s) is not emailed to templicense@insurance.mo.gov. within the 90 day period after the initial date of issuance, the temporary license will expire and an individual will need to reapply and meet the standard Missouri insurance producer licensure requirements. Upon receiving documentation of passage of the appropriate insurance examination(s) within the 90 day period after the initial date of issuance, the department would convert, with no additional fees, the temporary license to a regular producer license for a two year period based on the original effective date of the temporary producer license.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 5/1/20, Prometric began reopening some of the testing centers in the state. Candidates can expect enhanced measures regarding social distancing. Due to these openings, temporary license issuance ended 5/1/2020.

    Effective 4/17/2020: Starting Friday April 17th 2020, Nebraska Insurance Dept. will have the option for candidates to take remotely proctored state licensing exams using a system called ProProctor: www.prometric.com/nebraska/insurance

    Effective 3/31/2020: The Nebraska Department of Insurance has begun issuing temporary resident producer licenses. Applications and the supplemental form must be completed in paper format and mailed to the Department along with the appropriate fee. Temporary resident producer license is valid for 90 days. Applicant must submit a resident producer license application and $50.00 fee, and Applicant must complete the supplemental form, also found in the producer license application. All temporary licenses will expire in 90 days. Any producer who completes the appropriate exam (if available) within the 90 days will have his/her license type changed from a temporary to regular license without new application or fees. After 90 days, if the applicant has not taken an exam, the temporary license will expire, and the individual will need to reapply and meet the regular requirements. The issuance of new temporary licenses will discontinue at such time as Prometric testing becomes available.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 10/1/2020: NE will waive proctor requirements through December 31, 2020.

    Effective 7/29/2020: NE will waive proctor requirements for self-study online courses until September 30, 2020.

    Effective 3/23/2020: NE will waive proctor requirements for self-study online courses until July 31, 2020. For resident licenses expiring in March or April, a 90-day extension for the producer's CE requirement can be granted. To request an extension, producers will need to email a request to doi.licensing@nebraska.gov.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/2/2020: NV will waive the exam proctoring requirement, but the licensee is still required to take the exam at the end of the CE course. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 5/14/2020: To assist in the difficulties caused by COVID-19 related distruptions, the Department is extending the deadline for March 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020 RSA 402-J license renewals by a period of 2 months. The renewal deadline for licenses set to expire March 31, 2020 is now May 31, 2020, and the renewal deadline for licenses set to expire April 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020 is now June 30, 2020. The Department will not take any regulatory action against any RSA 402-J producer in regards to license renewal issues so long as the producer seeks renewal prior to June 30, 2020. The Department will consider further extensions should events warrant them.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 8/6/2020: Individual applicants seeking a temporary resident insurance producer license in this State may electronically submit an application for a temporary resident insurance producer license at www.nipr.com. These applicants may be issued a temporary insurance producer license for a period not to exceed 180 days. Paper applications will still apply if a sponsoring insurer chooses to submit in lieu of filing the application electronically through NIPR. Qualifications of and Procedures for Applicants Requesting a Temporary Insurance Producer License:

    • The applicant for a temporary insurance producer license must be a New Jersey resident, a citizen of the United States or possess a valid work authorization and be at least 18 years of age.
    • The applicant must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension or revocation.
    • The applicant for a temporary insurance producer license must not have been licensed as an insurance producer in New Jersey within the past thirty months, must not have been previously denied a license in NJ, and must not have had an insurance producer license revoked or suspended in any state including NJ.
    • The applicant for a temporary insurance producer license must not have been convicted of a felony level crime, unless the applicant has obtained the written consent of the Commissioner.
    • An insurance company holding an active certificate of authority in New Jersey must sponsor the applicant for temporary licensure and assume responsibility for all acts of the temporary licensee. The applicant need not be an employee of the insurance company but must be actively appointed to represent the sponsoring insurer. The sponsoring insurer must be authorized to write the line(s) of insurance for which the applicant is applying.
    • Temporary licensees will only be permitted to hold an appointment with one sponsoring insurer.
    • An applicant for a temporary insurance producer license must complete the approved line of authority pre-licensing education course prior to the issuance of a temporary license. Proof of the completion of pre-licensing education must be provided with the application for temporary licensure.
    • An applicant for a temporary insurance producer license must complete the fingerprinting/background check process set forth on the Department’s website at https://www.nj.gov/dobi/insliced/livescan.htm. Applicants for a temporary insurance producer license must complete the fingerprinting process prior to the sponsoring insurer submitting an application for temporary licensure. A receipt from the Department’s fingerprinting vendor, IDEMIA, must be emailed to the Department at inslic@dobi.nj.gov prior to submitting the completed electronic application through NIPR. 
    • The applicant or sponsoring insurer should not submit appointments of temporary licensees on NIPR. Additionally, the $35 fee for appointments will not be required for the appointment of temporary licensees. The applicant for temporary licensure must submit the name and contact information of their sponsoring insurer to inslic@dobi.nj.gov with the applicant’s NIPR Transaction Number. The Department will confirm the sponsoring relationship with the identified sponsoring insurer prior to finalization of the application review.
    • The electronic application fee for a temporary insurance producer license is subject to an application fee of $150 and processing fee of $20, payable through NIPR.
    • Should the application for temporary licensure be approved, applicants and sponsoring insurers will receive a letter from the Department advising them of the approval. This letter will be proof of the issuance of the temporary insurance producer license. No separate license will be needed to prove temporary licensure; however, a license may be printed by the applicant at www.nipr.com.
    • Please allow 30 days for a determination for temporary licensure. This timeline is only an estimate and may be extended or shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 5/4/2020: Individuals whose insurance producer licenses expire on or between 3/31/2020 and 6/30/2020 are granted a 3-month extension of their license term. The next licensing term must be renewed by the normal deadline (without the 3-month extension).

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education

    Effective 4/21/2020, New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance is providing a one-time extension until the end of May to meet CE requirements. See the state requirements page for more details. 

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 7/6/2020: The requirement to have an approved monitor present when taking a final exam has been suspended through 8/7/2020 for online PLE courses. Approved course providers who offer online learning are permitted to amend their course procedures to allow students to access the final exam without being in the presence of an approved monitor.

    Effective 6/5/2020: For implementation of the New Remote Testing for NY insurance exams, there will be a black-out period from June 11-14. Exam scheduling and testing will not be available during this time period. Exam scheduling and testing for NY insurance candidates will resume at launch on Monday, June 15, 2020.

    Effective 5/27/2020: The requirement to have an approved monitor present when taking a final exam has been suspended through 7/8/2020 for online PLE courses. Approved course providers who offer online learning are permitted to amend their course procedures to allow students to access the final exam without being in the presence of an approved monitor.

    Effective 3/25/2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NY Department of Financial Services - Insurance Division has temporarily waived the state-approved proctor requirement. End of pre-licensing course exams will now include security/bio data questions that prompt before the student begins the exam and after the student completes the exam. Student access to the course content once the exam is in progress is blocked, and students will be locked out of the exam after 20 minutes of account inactivity. The student will also be required to self-affirm, by checking a box online in the course, that they completed the exam without any outside assistance.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    In response to the current public health threat that the COVID-19 virus presents to the general public, New York State Department of Financial Services - Licensing Services is implementing temporary emergency procedures in regards to insurance continuing education testing and license renewal. Effective 03/25/2020, the requirement to have an approved monitor present when taking the course final exam has been waived through 8/7/2020. DFS will suspend the expiration of licenses for all individual producers through 8/7/2020, and waive any late fees resulting from, and accruing during, this suspension period. At the end of this 60-day period, all licenses that would have expired but for this circular letter will automatically expire unless the producer has submitted a license renewal application, including completion of all necessary continuing education credits, before that date.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/21/2020: 

    • The Commissioner has been working with Pearson Vue, the Department’s third-party licensing vendor, to seek a solution to allow applicants to become licensed as quickly as possible. Below is North Carolina’s temporary licensing solution:
      • The applicant will need to complete the pre-licensing education (PLE) and pass the PLE exam.
      • The applicant should complete the license application through NIPR.
      • The applicant will need to schedule an appointment to take and pass the state exam. We anticipate Pearson Vue’s professional testing centers to open on May 1st at 50% testing capacity to maintain social distancing. In addition, they will also be working to provide additional testing sites across the state.
      • Once the applicant has successfully passed the exam, the Agent Services Division will issue a “temporary” license. This license will remain in effect for 120 days. The applicant will be required to complete the fingerprinting process, as required by N.C.G.S. 58-33-66. If the results meet the guidelines of NCDOI, then a permanent license will be issued. If the results do not meet the licensing guidelines of NCDOI or the fingerprints are not submitted within the 120 days, then the licensure status will be changed to inactive and the licensee will be advised by email.
      • The conversion to permanent licensure will not require additional fees or reapplication. If the license is made inactive, the licensee may request a review.
      • Should the licensee fail to pass the state exam, a refund will not be issued. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Agents Services Division at ASD@ncdoi.gov.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

     

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 7/27/2020: 

    • Licensees with continuing education (CE) periods ending between March and September now have until October 31, 2020 to complete CE requirements.

    Effective 3/23/2020: 

    • All NC licensed insurance producers and adjusters whose Continuing Education (CE) compliance period expires in March, April or May 2020 will be granted an extension through June 30, 2020 in order to meet the state mandated CE requirements. This includes NC nonresident adjusters with NC as the Designated Home State (DHS). 

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/17/2020: Starting Friday April 17th 2020, North Dakota Insurance Dept. will have the option for candidates to take remotely proctored state licensing exams using a system called ProProctor: www.prometric.com/northdakota/insurance. See the  state requirements page for more details. 

    Insurance Continuing Education

    Effective 4/23/2020: CE extensions have been granted to April 30 2020 for licenses that expire on March 31 2020. CE extensions have been granted to May 31 2020 for licenses that expire April 30 2020. See the state requirements page for more details. 

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/17/2020:

    • Effective immediately and continuing until the end of the Stay at Home Order and only under the following conditions, temporary licenses will be issued to major line resident agent license applicants without requiring examination or criminal records checks:
      1. The individual requesting the temporary license has submitted a major line resident agent license application using the National Insurance Producer Registration (NIPR) website at www.nipr.com and paid the appropriate fee upon submission.
      2. The individual requesting the temporary license is not eligible for a non-resident license in another state.
      3. The individual requesting the temporary license meets all other requirements for licensure. The Superintendent will not issue a temporary license if the individual has previously failed an Ohio insurance licensing examination or been denied a major line resident agent license by the State of Ohio due to the results of a criminal records check in a prior application.
      4. The individual requesting the temporary license must be sponsored by an insurer. The insurer sponsor must complete and submit the "Insurer Sponsor Acknowledgement" to the Ohio Department of Insurance; Assumes responsibility for all acts and omissions of the temporary license holder; Must maintain a record of all sponsored temporary license holders and the business transacted by each; Must assure each temporary license holder is employed by an agency, broker or insurer and is directly and properly supervised by a licensed agent in good standing with the State of Ohio, or where applicable, a registered principal licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Must notify the Ohio Department of Insurance in writing if the sponsored temporary license holder is no longer employed or under the direct supervision of the insurer sponsor, and shall disclose all details as to circumstances causing termination; Must ensure that the scope of the temporary license holder’s duties do not exceed the authority granted under the temporary license; Should assist temporary license holders in their efforts to obtain a (non-temporary) resident agent license by helping them through examination and criminal background check processes, particularly after the Stay at Home Order restrictions have been lifted; and will be deemed to have appointed the temporary license holder and the appointment will be for the duration of the temporary license.
      5. A temporary license expires when the temporary license holder has been issued or denied a major line resident agent license or 60 calendar days after the expiration or termination of the Stay at Home Order, whichever comes first. In no event shall a temporary license be in effect for longer than 180 days.
      6. The temporary license is only intended to provide relief during the Stay at Home Order and does not guarantee the issuance of a major line resident agent license. The temporary license holder must successfully complete the examination and submit the required criminal record check prior to expiration of the temporary license in order to make application for a (non- temporary) resident agent license.
      7. The temporary license may be rescinded if the Superintendent determines that the interests of insureds or the public are endangered.
    • In order to be issued a temporary license, an individual must first submit a major line resident agent license application using the NIPR website at www.nipr.com and pay the appropriate fee upon submission. After receiving confirmation of the submission of the application from NIPR, the applicant must submit a written request for a temporary license to the Ohio Department of Insurance by email at licensing@insurance.ohio.gov. The written request must include the transaction number and the National Producer Number received from NIPR. The applicant shall also ensure that his/her sponsor has submitted a completed "Insurer Sponsor Agreement" to the Ohio Department of Insurance by email at licensing@insurance.ohio.gov. A temporary license will only be issued after the Superintendent is satisfied that the applicant: has submitted a complete application, including an "Insurer Sponsor Acknowledgement" completed by a qualified sponsor; and meets all of the temporary license conditions.

    Effective 3/31/2020:

    • The Department understands that the closure of examination centers has impeded the ability to obtain an initial license. As a result, any person whose pre-license education course completion certificate expired during the examination center closings and for a period of two weeks after the examination centers reopen will have their pre-licensing course completion certificate deadline extended for thirty days after the exam centers reopen. This will allow a student to sit for an examination past the 180-day expiration of the certificate. 

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/23/2020:

    • The State of Ohio is extending the CE expiration dates for any producer with a 03/31/2020 or 04/30/2020 expiration date to 05/31/2020. If a license expires during the state of emergency, it will remain valid and may be renewed until no later than 90 days after the state of emergency ends or December 1, 2020, whichever comes first. All late fees will be waived and license-holders do not need to take any actions to receive the extension. In order to ensure that licenses are able to be renewed during the state of emergency (and after), the Department will periodically adjust expiration dates within the Department’s computer system and the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). While the adjusted expiration dates may appear to be sooner than the time period given thru HB 197, that is only to ensure that your access to NIPR is continuously available. The Department will continuously adjust the license expiration dates of affected licenses until the extension granted through HB 197 ends.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education:

    Effective 4/21/2020: OID is extending the deadline for CE requirements to the 14th day following the withdrawal of the emergency order.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    As of 4/23/2020: The Department will be commencing the issuance of temporary producer licenses to those qualifying individuals desiring to become Pennsylvania resident insurance producers. The temporary licensing of individual resident insurance producers will be subject to the following terms and mandates:
    • An insurance company holding an active certificate of authority in Pennsylvania must sponsor (“Sponsoring Insurer”) the individual for temporary licensure. The individual need not be an employee of the insurance company but must be actively appointed to represent the Sponsoring Insurer. The sponsoring insurer must be authorized to write the line(s) of insurance in which the individual is applying. The appointment will be in effect only as long as the temporary license is valid. Temporary licensees will only be permitted to hold an appointment with one Sponsoring Insurer. Only the Sponsoring Insurer is permitted to submit applications on behalf of individuals for temporary licensure.
    • Twenty-four credit hours of pre-licensing education must be completed by the individual prior to issuance of a temporary license, which may be administered by a Department approved provider. While in-person pre-licensing education has been temporarily suspended in Pennsylvania, web-based education is still available through Department approved providers. If an individual is not able to find web-based, pre-licensing education through a Commonwealth provider, the Sponsoring Insurer must certify to the Department that the insurer has conducted twenty-four credit hours of its own prelicensing education for the individual applicant.
    • The individual seeking temporary licensure must complete the fingerprinting/background check process through the Department. An application fee of $55 must be paid to the Department.
    • If a temporary licensee takes and passes the appropriate producer licensing exam prior to the expiration of the temporary license, the Department will waive the application fee to become a fully licensed resident producer without requiring an additional application or fingerprinting/background check. If a temporary licensee takes and passes the appropriate producer licensing exam within six months after the expiration of the temporary license, the temporary licensee must complete the fingerprinting/background check process through the Department to be fully-licensed as a resident producer. However, no additional fee or application is required.
    • The Sponsoring Insurer will confirm to the Department that the temporary licensee’s sales activities and training are coordinated by a fully-licensed Pennsylvania resident insurance producer in good standing with the Department or, where applicable, a FINRA licensed registered principal.
    • The temporary producer license allows the individual to operate in Pennsylvania as a resident temporary producer. Temporary producers are not eligible for non-resident licenses in other states. The temporary license is valid for no more than 180 days from the date of issuance. This temporary license is nontransferable and cannot be renewed. Each temporary licensee shall have only one Sponsoring Insurer and appointment. Individuals receiving a temporary license will receive notification from the Department of the issuance of the temporary individual resident producer license, along with all restrictions, entitlements and notice of expiration. Directions will be provided for how the licensee can print the license to show proof of temporary licensure.
    • Pursuant to 40 P.S. § 310.9(d), the Department may revoke a temporary license if it is deemed in the public interest. Any founded violations of the Pennsylvania insurance law or regulations may result in immediate revocation of the temporary license.
    • Any active temporary producer license issued by the Department may be converted to a regular producer license by completion of all prerequisites of a license for the desired lines of authority, including meeting all examination and fingerprint requirements pursuant to Pennsylvania statute. The Sponsoring Insurer must keep track of which licensees have been provided a temporary license in order to quickly move them through the exam and background process once testing centers are again available for use.

    As of 3/25/2020: Effective immediately and until further notice, the use of proctors in a face-to-face setting is prohibited. Instead, virtual proctors will be permitted or if a virtual proctor is not feasible, the proctor requirement will be eliminated for all approved online courses.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    As of 3/25/2020: Effective immediately and until further notice, the use of proctors in a face-to-face setting is prohibited. Instead, virtual proctors will be permitted or if a virtual proctor is not feasible, the proctor requirement will be eliminated for all approved online courses.

    As of 3/23/2020: PA will temporarily extend the licensing renewal deadline. The state is temporarily waiving CE requirements for licensees who cannot meet their requirements due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19. 

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    • Effective 4/21/2020:

      • The COVID-19 emergency has caused the suspension of insurance producer licensing exams and limitations on statewide background check services. As a result the Department will be offering a Temporary Insurance Producer License in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-2.4-13. The stipulations regarding this temporary license are as follows: Must be a RI resident; Must have a verifiable sponsoring insurer who assumes responsibilities for all acts of the temporary licensee; Must carry and maintain errors & omissions insurance; and Must provide certification of an acceptable prelicensing course and successful passage of the examination related to that course. The license will automatically expire 180 days from the date of issue; no exceptions. The license is not renewable. The license is convertible to an equivalent traditional insurance producer license without an additional fee if the examination and background qualifications are met before its expiration date. There will be no extensions to or exceptions made to this requirement. The license does not qualify for a reciprocal non-resident license in any other state or jurisdiction.

      • Effective April 24, 2020 an individual may submit an application and pay applicable fees for a Temporary Insurance Producer License at www.NIPR.com. The application will not be automatically approved. The transaction will be sent to our licensing team who will follow up for verification of the sponsoring insurer. When all qualifications are deemed acceptable, our licensing team will issue the temporary license and the applicant will be notified via email. When licensing examinations and statewide background check services are once again available, the temporary license holder may submit a passing examination report and a B.C.I. to dbr.inslic@dbr.ri.gov before the expiration of the temporary license (absolutely no exceptions) and the temporary license will convert to a traditional RI insurance producer license.
    • See the  state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education:

    • Effective 5/4/2020:
      • All licensees with an April 30, 2020 license expiration date will be updated to a new expiration date of July 31, 2020. All licensees with a May 31, 2020 license expiration date will be updated to a new expiration date of August 31, 2020.
    • Effective 4/6/2020: 
      • March 31 license expiration dates are extended until June 30, 2020. Email will be sent to licensee's business email address associated with their license.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    As of 4/9/2020: The DOI is extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July and August. The new renewal deadline will now be extended to September 30, 2020.

    As of 4/3/2020: Effective immediately, the Department will issue temporary producer licenses to applicants meeting the requirements for licensure without requiring examination or fingerprinting, subject to the conditions listed here: https://www.doi.sc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=249. Also, as part of the state's ongoing efforts to respond to this pandemic, they are working with their third-party vendor to make remote testing available as soon as possible. Their goal is to offer remote testing for new applicants by July 2020.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 9/11/2020:

    Testing centers have fully reopened in South Dakota and appropriate mitigation measures are in place. Therefore, the Division will not accept temporary insurance producer applications after September 11, 2020. Further, all existing temporary insurance producer licenses will terminate on the lesser of: 1. The time of automatic expiration of the temporary license (180 days after issuance); or 2. November 13, 2020. No renewals for temporary producer licenses are available regardless of the license issue date. No exceptions will be made. Any temporary license applications received after 9/11/2020 will be closed with no license issued.

    Effective 4/19/2020:

    Applications for temporary licenses will be available beginning April 20, 2020, and will be accepted until the COVID-19 emergency is concluded. The applicant must be a South Dakota resident otherwise qualified for a producer’s license if the applicable insurance examination was available. The applicant must complete a Temporary Producer License Application located on the Division’s website: dlr.sd.gov/insurance/producers/resident_producers_temp_licensing_info.aspx. The applicant must submit additional materials to supplement the application:

    • A completed Responsible Licensed Producer Form designating the South Dakota licensed producer responsible for the applicant’s activities during the temporary license period;
    • A copy of the applicant’s valid, acceptable form of identification;
    • A check for $10.00; and
    • Any additional information required by the application questions.

    Temporary license applicants may only apply for insurance lines held by their Responsible Licensed Producer. Temporary licenses will automatically expire 180 days from the date of issue or 60 days after the COVID-19 emergency concludes, whichever is sooner. No exceptions will be made. Temporary licenses are not renewable and do not qualify for license reciprocity in any other state or jurisdiction. Temporary licensees must obtain company appointments and comply with the Insurance Code.

    Temporary licensees may apply for a producer’s license once examination vendors have resumed operations. If an examination is passed and an application for a producer’s license is approved, the temporary license will terminate. The Division of Insurance will contact applicants and licensees when the COVID-19 emergency has concluded, at which time no further temporary licenses will be issued for this emergency.

    The Division appreciates patience as applications for temporary licensure will be processed manually. It is important for applicants to be responsive to Division inquiries during this time to expedite processing. Questions regarding this process should be directed to Division of Insurance, at 605.773.3563 or Insurance@state.sd.us.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/27/2020: The Department will issue temporary producer licenses to applicants meeting the requirements for licensure without requiring examination for life, accident and health, property, casualty, and personal lines insurance subject to the following conditions:

    1. All temporary licenses will expire in 180 days. Any producer who completes the appropriate exam (if available) within the 180 days will have his/her license type changed from a temporary to regular license without new application or fees. After 180 days, if the applicant has not taken or successfully passed an exam, the temporary license will expire, and the individual will need to reapply and meet the regular requirements.
    2. Individuals seeking temporary licensure must complete Tennessee Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. Information can be found on our website at: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/insurance/agent-producer-resources/licensing-packetsinstructions-forms.html. Click on ‘Fingerprinting Information’. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony are not eligible for temporary licenses.
    3. Temporary producer licenses are subject to cancellation or revocation at the discretion of the Commissioner without hearing.
    4. The temporary producer license allows the producer to operate in Tennessee as a resident temporary producer. Temporary producers are not eligible for non-resident licenses in other states.
    5. A sponsoring insurer must assure that the temporarily licensed producers’ sales activities and training are coordinated by a licensed insurance producer in good standing with the Department or where applicable, a FINRA-licensed registered principal. Company appointments or terminations will not be processed for a temporary licensee; however, company appointment will be required after the licensee has passed the exam and converted the temporary license to a regular license.
    6. Any active temporary producer license issued pursuant to this Bulletin may be converted to a regular producer license by completion of all prerequisites of a license for the desired line or lines of insurance, including meeting all examination requirements pursuant to the applicable statutes within 180 days of issuance of temporary or prior to the expiration of the temporary license. No additional fee shall be required in association with the issuance of the regular producer license. Notification of passing exam results should be sent to the Agent Licensing Section at ce.agent.licensing@tn.gov or faxed to 615-532-2862 to convert the temporary license to a regular producer license.
    7. Recipients of such temporary producer licenses will be subject to any and all limitations on the authority of such temporary licenses pursuant to Tennessee law.
    8. The issuance of temporary producer licenses will discontinue as soon as producer examinations are available.

    In order to apply for a temporary producers’ license an applicant must: Submit an application online via the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website at www.nipr.com; Submit a $50 application fee; Complete Tennessee Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting and background check. Go to www.identogo.com to register for fingerprinting and locate an open site. Tennessee insurance producer candidates must use ORI# TN920680Z when scheduling/completing fingerprint requirements per the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Once approved, a temporary license can be verified and printed online at www.statebasedsystems.com. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 8/15/2020:

    • The TX DOI will return to normal processing for temporary licenses. Anyone with a temporary license issued August 15 or earlier will have until November 13 to get a regular license. Those with temporary licenses issued on or after August 15 will have 90 days to get a regular license. If the temporary license expires, the agent will no longer be able to act under the authority of the license. Anyone applying for a temporary license will need to pay the $150 fee and submit fingerprints with the application.

    Effective 4/23/2020:

    • Testing for TX agent and adjuster licenses is now available at select sites across the state. Login to your Pearson VUE account to find a test center and make a reservation. The TDI has authorized Pearson VUE to resume testing at sites where social distancing and safeguards are in place to reduce risks. Those who pass the exam but still need fingerprints can apply for a temporary license. Once TDI has received and approved your fingerprints, your license will be changed to a regular license.

    Effective 3/24/2020:

    • Most testing and fingerprinting facilities are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. To address that issue, TDI will:
      • Issue temporary agent licenses, without required testing or additional fees. All training can be completed online, and fingerprints will be submitted later. Temporary applications should be submitted online, and paper applications will not be accepted.
      • Temporary licenses will remain active until further notice.
      • Waive the additional $100 fee for a temporary license.
      • Issue only emergency adjuster licenses until testing and fingerprinting sites reopen.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/24/2020:

    • For those agents with licenses set to expire in March or April, Texas Department of Insurance will extend the time to renew a license by two months and waive late fees. They will also allow agents more time to complete continuing education and waive continuing education fines.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance LIcensing

    Effective 6/15/2020: Temporary license applications will no longer be accepted.

    Effective 4/23/2020: Temporary licenses will be offered to residents who are unable to take the state exam but have successfully completed PLE with final exam. To apply: Apply electronically via Sircon, attach proof of sponsorship, PLE Certificate of Completion and/or Certification of Compliance signed by an owner, partner, officer or designated responsible licensed producer of the sponsoring company or agency. Sponsoring company and a licensed supervising individual is required. Sponsoring company must maintain a record of all temporary license holders and notify the Division when sponsored temporary license holder is no longer employed under the direct supervision of a licensed individual producer who is affiliated with the company or agency identified on the temporary license application. License Duration: 180 days Temporary license is not available to nonresidents. To convert to permanent: Meet all regular requirements before temporary license expires. License may not be renewed.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/17/2020: Starting Friday April 17th 2020, Vermont Insurance Dept. will have the option for candidates to take remotely proctored state licensing exams using a system called ProProctor: www.prometric.com/vermont/insurance. See the state requirements page for more details. 

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/1/2020: For online courses where a proctor is required, DFR has created the Continuing Education Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form. This form will require individuals to attest that they have not received outside assistance while completing the online course exam. Providers must collect this form from the student in a method determined by the provider prior to electronically banking/submitting credits to Prometric. No CE extension issues are required for producers as those licenses do not expire until March 31, 2021. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/24/2020: Virginia insurance agent and public adjuster licensing exams will be available 6/1/2020, using an online platform called ProProctor from Prometric. In addition, exams will still be administered at traditional brick & mortar sates throughout VA. Candidates interested in scheduling an exam on or after 6/1/20 may schedule starting April 30, 2020.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    Effective 4/28/2020: Remote testing available for those who have compatible computer hardware and software (for state licensing exams). The state is extending the expiration date of pre-licensing education and exams through July 31 for producers whose exam expiration dates were March 23 or later. See the  state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/28/2020: WA will allow licensees to request an extension until 7/31/2020 if their license expires between 3/1/2020 and 6/30/2020, and the licensee has experienced a hardship related to COVID-19. Licensees must request an extension in writing. If you already renewed your license and paid a late fee, you may be eligible for a refund of the late fee. See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 4/20/2020: All licensees with a March 31, 2020 expiration date were updated to a new expiration date of May 30, 2020. On April 30, 2020, all licensees with an expiration date of April 30, 2020 will be updated to June 30, 2020. PDB updates have been made for the licenses that expired in March, and will occur again on April 30, 2020, and again when the license renews.

    Effective 4/1/2020: The District of Columbia has waived the disinterested 3rd party of the proctor requirement, and they may now use a family member as a proctor. 

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/27/2020: Due to the COVID-19 emergency all pre-licensing certificates have been extended from the standard four months validity to six months until further notice. Pre-licensing will be valid from six months from the date of completion on the certificate.

    Effective 3/23/2020: The proctor requirements for West Virginia are still in place; however, the use of tools such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other similar products will be allowed for remote proctoring.

    See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Licensing

    • Exam Provider: PSI (effective 7/1/2020)
      • Candidates can now register for appointments for the exam online at home.psiexams.com/#/home or by phone at (800) 733-9267. Individuals can also review the examination content outlines​ in the Wisconsin Candidate Information Bulletin​​ or via the PSI website. The content outlines are the basis for the exams.


    Insurance Continuing Education 

    • Effective 6/2/2020:
      • OCI is waiving CE requirements for resident licensees that expire on March 31, 2020, April 30, 2020, and May 31, 2020, for those who are unable to complete courses online. Please note that the CE requirements will be effective again beginning for licenses that expire June 30, 2020.
    • Effective 3/19/2020:
      • In response to the current health emergency in Wisconsin, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is making temporary changes to WI requirements for online course proctoring.
      • OCI has created the Continuing Education Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form, which will require individuals to attest that they have not received outside assistance while completing the online course exam. Providers must collect this form electronically from the student in order to submit CE credits to the state.
      • OCI is also waiving CE requirements for resident licensees that expire on March 31, 2020, who are unable to complete courses online.
      • OCI will allow for these temporary changes until the current health emergency has been lifted.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    Insurance Continuing Education 

    Effective 3/23/2020:

    • The Commissioner will consider waiving license late/reinstatement fees for licensees who are directly affected by COVID-19 (those who test positive or are a primary caregiver of someone who tests positive) and are unable to renew their insurance license in a timely manner. These requests for exception must be emailed to the Licensing Section (insurancelicensing@wyo.gov) and should include the licensee's name, Wyoming license number, expiration date, and a brief summary of how their situation warrants an exception. The Commissioner will not waive initial license or renewal fees, only late fees. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for the remainder of 2020.
    • Virtual proctoring has been approved.
    • See the state requirements page for more details.

    CFP® Exam FAQs

    Has the July 2020 CFP® exam been impacted? 

    Based upon the latest information, and given the forecasts for the next several months, CFP Board has postponed the July 2020 exam administration to September 22-29, 2020.

    July testing appointments currently scheduled with Prometric will need to be rescheduled to available dates in the new September 2020 testing window (September 22-29). By May 31, 2020, candidates registered for the July 2020 exam will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule testing appointments in September.  For candidates who are eligible based on location or health criteria, CFP Board will allow remote proctoring for the September 2020 CFP® exam.

    For more details, visit the CFP Board website.

    Will my online access for Exam Prep Review be extended?

    We will be extending online access for students enrolled in our Exam Prep Review for the July 2020 exam to September 30, 2020. No action will be needed from you to access this extension. Log onto your LMS as usual, and you will see your new package expiration date.

    If I was registered for the July CFP® exam but am now taking it in September, how do I stay prepared for my rescheduled exam?

    If the timing of your exam has been impacted, our team of experts has pulled together a webinar titled "Staying Prepared for the September 2020 CFP® exam" for how to stay prepared for your rescheduled date.  You can watch the webinar ondemand.


    Insurance and Securities Licensing Packages FAQs

    Will access to my online package be extended?

    Yes, we sent an email to customers with active Insurance and Securities licensing packages on March 20, 2020. We will be extending your online access by an additional 60 days. No action will be needed from you to access this extension. Log onto your LMS as usual, and you will see your new package expiration date.

    How do I stay prepared for my securities licensing exam?

    If your exam has been impacted, our team of experts has pulled together guidance for how to stay prepared for your rescheduled date.

    General FAQs

    Are in-person classes canceled?

    Kaplan's top priorities are the health and safety of employees, students, customers, and the community while continuing to provide the highest quality educational programs and support under any circumstances. As you are aware, things in our communities continue to change rapidly relative to COVID-19.  In response, we’ve made the decision to cancel all live, in-person classes indefinitely.

    If you have registered for a live, in-person class, we are notifying all customers and whenever possible, we will provide you with other options, such as online, self study, or virtual live online classes to ensure you receive the education and support you need from Kaplan.  In many cases, we can help you find an alternative online option so you can continue with your educational program.  If that is not an option, we will reschedule once we have re-established live, in-person classes at your location.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 800-824-8742 so that we can help you make the right decision for your needs.

    Please remember, even if you are feeling a little unwell, please stay home. Staying home when sick is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. We will work with you to make up a class or provide other online or self study options so you can complete your education successfully.

     

    What if my company or association is hosting a class at my location?

    If your company, society, or association has arranged for a Kaplan program at your location, any decisions regarding changes to the delivery of the program will be made jointly between Kaplan and your organization.

    Kaplan will notify students via email of any program changes at your location. Feel free to contact your company, association, society, or other representative for further details.

     

    Is Kaplan offering any free resources to workers laid-off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic?

    Yes, we are offering free online education and skills development courses to individuals who have been furloughed or laid off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have created a self-enrollment portal that will permit individuals to choose from a variety of online training courses that aim to help people develop and hone both personal and career skills. There are more than 30 courses available, including:

    • Interviewing skills, resume writing, and salary negotiation;
    • Working remote and managing remote teams;
    • Decision-making techniques and critical thinking skills;
    • Fundamentals of data and analytics;
    • Personal financial planning basics;
    • Introduction to sustainable investments;
    • Financial basics for kids.

    Individuals can access the portal directly through https://professionalskillsfitness.kaplan.com/

     

    What are my options if I want to minimize my contact with others?

    Whenever possible, we have options for live online and / or self-paced online self-study options. As the need arises, we will proactively move education experiences to online options.

     

    What should I do to protect myself and others from spreading the virus?

    Follow the guidelines laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
    • If you have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
    • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Clean a disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces