Committees & Activities

Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group
Executive (EX) Committee
Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group reports to the Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force. The mission of the Task Force is to: 1) Develop and implement uniform standards, interpretations and treatment of producer and adjuster licensees and licensing terminology; 2) Monitor and respond to developments related to licensing reciprocity; 3) Coordinate with industry and consumer groups regarding priorities for licensing reforms; and 4) Provide direction based on NAIC membership initiatives to the NIPR Board of Directors regarding the development and implementation of uniform producer licensing initiatives, with a primary emphasis on encouraging the use of electronic technology.

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group supports:

 

2015 Charges

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group will:

  • Monitor the implementation of the Uniform Licensing Standards for best practices in examination development and delivery of education materials for pre-licensing education to ensure the timely review and updates of exam materials to test the qualifications for an entry-level position as a producer.—Essential

  • Continue to provide oversight and ongoing updates, as needed, to the State Licensing Handbook.—Essential

  • Provide updated reciprocity guidelines and ongoing maintenance and review of uniform application forms for continuing education providers and the state review and approval of courses.—Important

  • Coordinate through NAIC staff and provide guidance to NIPR on producer licensing related electronic initiatives, such as email address and phone number changes.—Essential

  • Coordinate with NAIC parent committees and working groups to review and provide recommendations on any new producer training requirements or continuing education requirements that are included in NAIC model acts, regulations and/or standards.—Essential

  • Monitor state implementation of adjuster licensing reciprocity and develop minimum adjuster licensing standards to ensure appropriate consumer protections are in place with the implementation of the use of “Designated Home State.”—Essential

  • Monitor and assess the state implementation of the Uniform Producer Licensing Standards and update the standards, as needed.—Essential

  • Review and update, as needed, the NAIC’s Uniform Producer and Adjuster Licensing Applications and Appointment Form.—Essential

  • Coordinate with the Market Information Systems (D) Task Force and Antifraud (D) Task Force to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the entry, retention, and use of data in the NAIC’s Special Activities Database.—Essential

Conference Call Calendar

NAIC conference calls & interim meetings are available on the NAIC Conference Call Calendar. See NAIC's revised policy statement on open meetings.

2015 Summer National Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group
Sunday, August 16, 2015
8:00-10:00am.
Hyatt Regency Crystal Ballroom—Green Level—West Tower

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State Licensing Handbook

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group opened the State Licensing Handbook the biennial review taking place throughout 2014. The Working Group accepted comments through until April 21, 2014. The Working Group advised that review of the handbook would be focused The Working Group will hold a conference call in November to review the revisions and potentially adopt all revisions.  

Below is the list of suggested revisions received on the 2013 State Licensing Handbook. Please review as these comments will be discussed on the November conference call.

Revisions:
documents and resources
ADJUSTER LICENSING

The PLWG adopted the Independent Adjuster
Licensing Guidelines in 2008. In 2011 Adjuster Licensing (EX) Subgroup createdthe Independent Adjuster Reciprocity Best Practices & Guidelines document to aid states in achieving adjuster licensing uniformity.

In addition the Adjuster Licensing Subgroup created an Adjuster
Licensing Uniformity Chart to evaluate the state implementation process of the independent guidelines and best practices.

The Independent Adjuster Licensing Guideline adopted by Executive Committee Fall 2008 National Meetings

The PLWG has continued their focus on achieving continuing education uniformity and reciprocity. To assist with working towards this task the Working Group has been provided two charges specific to CE for 2014.
For more information including CE forms and documents please see the CE Webpage.


PRODUCER LICENSING REFERENCE MATERIALS

NAIC Producer Licensing Assessment Report:

Producer Licensing Model Act FAQ

Surveys on Producer Issues

  • PDB vs. Home State Certification [PDF]
  • Licensable Versus Non-Licensable Activities [Word]
  • Commission Sharing Exemption [PDF]
  • Multi-State Commercial Lines Exemption [Excel] [PPT]
    Note: These are two separate items

STATE LICENSING HANDBOOK
The 2013 version of the State Licensing Handbook may be purchased from the NAIC Publications Department Click here to access the Publications Catalog.


UNIFORMITY

 

NAIC UNIFORM APPLICATIONS

Information regarding resident and non-resident requirements for individual states accepting paper licensing for the Uniform Licensing Applications are available on the NAIC Paper Licensing Map

 
Related NAIC Publications

Draft meeting minutes are available free for meeting attendees 10 business days after a national meeting concludes, using the User ID and Password supplied by the NAIC. Regulators may access minutes via StateNet.
Final committee minutes and Proceedings of the NAIC are available to non–attendees, after adoption at the next national meeting, for free in the PDF format through the NAIC Products & Services website.

Compendium of State Laws on Insurance Topics

Model Laws, Regulations and Guidelines

Contacts
Media queries should be directed to the NAIC Communications Division at 816-783-8909 or news@naic.org.

Greg Welker
Antifraud Coordinator & Market Regulation Specialist II
816-783-8872

Tim Mullen
Director, Market Regulation
816-783-8260

Please see the current Committee List for a complete list of committee members.