Committees & Activities

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

The mission of the Producer Licensing (EX) 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.


Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services:

2016 Charges

  1. The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group will:
    1. 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
    2. Continue to provide oversight and ongoing updates, as needed, to the State Licensing Handbook.Essential
    3. 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
    4. Coordinate through NAIC staff and provide guidance to NIPR on producer licensing-related electronic initiatives, such as email address and phone number changes.—Essential
    5. Coordinate with NAIC parent committees, task forces and/or 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
    6. 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
    7. Monitor and assess the state implementation of the Uniform Licensing Standards and update the standards, as needed.—Essential
    8. Review and update, as needed, the NAIC’s uniform producer and adjuster licensing applications and uniform appointment form.—Essential
    9. Coordinate with the Market Information Systems (D) Task Force and the Antifraud (D) Task Force to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the entry, retention and use of data in the NAIC’s Market Information Systems.

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.

2016 Summer National Meeting
San Diego, California
Friday, August 26, 2016
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Grand Hall D—Lobby Level

Uniform Education (EX) Subgroup
Conference Call
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10am Alaska / 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain /1pm Central /2pm Eastern.

Please note that registered participants will
receive their dial in number upon registration.
For those without internet access or unable to
pre-register please dial:
Please ask to be joined into the
Uniform Education (EX) Subgroup call.

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NAIC CE Classroom Course Recommendation

(Adopted by PLWG on May 16, 2016)


State Licensing Handbook

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group extended the biennial review of the handbook so Working Group members could review all 30 chapters for any additional revisions.

Please note: The Table of Contents and Appendix were pulled from the draft document as they are not confirmed until revisions have been adopted. In addition, any technical edits will not be shown in the draft document. All technical edits will be completed at the NAIC prior to publication.

Below is the adopted revisions to the Handbook adopted by the Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force. The revisions will be presented to the EX Committee at the 2016 Spring NAIC National Meeting.


During the 2015 Fall National Meeting the Uniform (EX) Subgroup presented the Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group with a draft of the CE Classroom Course Recommendations. The comment period has been opened until December 11, 2015. The Working Group will hold a conference call prior to the 2016 Summer NAIC National Meeting to discuss and potentially adopt.

documents and resources

The PLWG adopted the Independent Adjuster Licensing Guidelines in 2008. In 2011 Adjuster Licensing (EX) Subgroup created the 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 PLWG has continued their focus on achieving continuing education uniformity and reciprocity.  Please visit the Uniform Education (EX) Subgroup Webpage for further information and documents that have been created and adopted by the PLWG.   

For more information including CE forms and documents please see the CE Reciprocity Webpage.


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

The purpose of the State Licensing Handbook is to give guidance to state insurance departments and regulated entities on how to administer a producer licensing program. It is bas ed on the NAIC's Producer Licensing Model Act, the Uniform Licensing Standards and all guidelines that have been adopted by the Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group. The Handbook includes information on other licenses that a state licensing director may administer, i.e. adjusters. The Handbook assists regulators in continued movement toward uniformity in procedures among the states. The handbook also contains suggested 'best practices' in administering a state licensing program.

The 2013 version of the St ate Licensing Handbook may be purchased from the NAIC Publications Department Click here to access the Publications Catalog.


The Working Group adopted the Revised – Uniform Licensing Standard in 2011.  The ULS were fully adopted by the Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force and then the Executive Committee during the NAIC Fall 2011 National Meeting.


Limited Lines: The Working Group discussed the limited lines charge during the 2010 Summer National Meeting. The Working Group adopted a motion for the crop limited lines license requirements and a separate motion for the limited lines travel insurance standards. The Crop and Travel limited lines were then adopted by the Producer Licensing Task Force and the Executive Committee.

The working group was asked to review the full adoption, and uniform interpretation, of the commercial lines multi-state exemption and the commission sharing exemption across all states and provide further guidance. The attached document shows the recommendations provided.  The document was fully adopted by the NAIC in 2008.

NAIC Producer Licensing Assessment Report:

The working group was asked to review the compliance with uniform licensing standards and identify those standards that are not generally supported by the local industry organizations at the state legislative level as well as the specific issues associated with non-support. The attached document shows the recommendations provided.  The document was fully adopted by the NAIC in 2008


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

Media queries should be directed to the NAIC Communications Division at 816-783-8909 or

Greg Welker
Antifraud and Producer Licensing Program Manager

Tim Mullen
Director, Market Regulation

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