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:

 

2014 Charges

  • 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 report to the Task Force regarding the state implementation.—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.

Producer Licensing (EX) Working Group
NAIC Spring 2014 National Meeting
Sunday, March 30, 2013
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Hilton Bonnet Creek—Floridian Ballroom K/L—Lobby Level

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Emergency Adjuster

The Securities & Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) has presented the Working Group with a Emergency Adjuster Licensing Best Practice Survey and Proposal. The documents presented from SILA represent the summary of all the information the group could accumulate in discussions with state regulators, insurers, independent claims organizations, and emergency adjuster experts.

documents and resources
ADJUSTER LICENSING

The PLWG adopted the Independent Adjuster Licensing Guidelines in 2008. In 2011 the Working Group created an Adjuster Licensing (EX) Subgroup to review the 2008 Guidelines and create an Independent Adjuster Reciprocity Best Practices & Guidelines document to aid states in achieving adjuster licensing uniformity.

The NAIC Independent Adjuster Reciprocity Best Practices & Guidelines was completed and adopted in the Fall of 2011.
The Adjuster Licensing Subgroup created an Adjuster

Licensing Uniformity Chart to evaluate the state implementation process of the independent guidelines and best practices. The subgroup completed this review process by the Fall of 2013.

  • NAIC Independent Adjuster Reciprocity Best Practices & Guidelines 11.4.11
  • Adjuster Licensing Chart – Created 4.2013

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.

TESTING & EXAMINATION

The Producer Licensing (EX) Task Force’s – Producer Licensing Working Group held a public hearing August 17, 2010, at the NAIC Summer National Meeting to discuss producer licensing testing and examination development. Please find the presentations provided at the hearing, along with any written testimony submitted, below. In addition, the audio files have been attached.

Audio AUDIO FILES AVAILABLE

Hearing Testimony

Comments on Hearing:

AUDIO FILES: Aug. 17, 2010 NAIC – Producer Licensing Public Hearing on Testing and Examination Development

AudioAUDIO FILES: Each audio file is approximately 30 minutes in length.


UNIFORMITY

NAIC UNIFORM APPLICATIONS

2013 NAIC Uniform Application Revision(s)

The Working Group has completed the BIENNUAL REVIEW of NAIC Uniform Applications for Producer, Adjuster and Appointment. The Producer and Adjuster Applications will include the Individual and Business Entity (initial and renewal). The revisions have been adopted by the NAIC Full Membership. The 2013 Revision will be implemented NIPR in March of 2014. The next review of applications will be 2015.

2013 - 2015 NAIC Uniform Applications
(Electronic version will be effective March 2014)

Individual Producer App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD

Individual Producer Renewal App
2013-2015 Clean Version

PDF | WORD
BE Producer App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
BE Producer Renewal App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
Individual Adjuster App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
Individual Adjuster Renewal App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
BE Adjuster App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
BE Adjuster Renewal App
2013-2015 Clean Version
PDF | WORD
 
2011-2013 NAIC Uniform Applications
Individual Producer App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
Individual Producer Renewal App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
BE Producer App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
BE Producer Renewal App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
Individual Adjuster App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
Individual Adjuster Renewal App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
BE Adjuster App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD
BE Adjuster Renewal App
2011-2013
PDF | WORD

Please see the Product List by State document on the NIPR Web site for the states that use these products. The electronic applications at the NIPR site are based on these applications.

Related NAIC Publications

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.