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 Fall National Meeting
Washington D.C.
Friday, November 20, 2015
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Gaylord Convention Center—Maryland A-B—Level 2
Uniform Education (EX) Subgroup Conference Call
Thursday, November 12, 2015
10am Alaska / 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain /1pm Central /2pm Eastern

Adjuster Licensing (EX) Subgroup Conference Call
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10am Alaska / 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain /1pm Central /2pm Eastern

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State Licensing Handbook

The Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group opened the State Licensing Handbook the biennial review for 2014. The Working Group accepted comments through until April 21, 2014. The Working Group decided that the review process would continue throughout 2015 and then be printed in 2016 

In 2015 the Working Group divided the handbook into 6 sections out to the members for a  thorough review of each chapter. The Working Group members completed the review and submitted the recommended revisions.


The Working Group will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 to review and potentially adopt the suggested revisions. The handbook will then be presented to the Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force and then sent to the EX Committee during the 2016 Spring National Meeting.

documents and resources

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 PLWG adopted the Emergency Adjuster Best Practices Guidelines in the Fall of 2014.

The PLWG has continued their focus on achieving continuing education uniformity and reciprocity.  Please visit the CE 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 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 2013 version of the State Licensing Handbook may be purchased from the NAIC Publications Department Click here to access the Publications Catalog.




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.