Due to the Covid-19 crisis, State Departments of Insurance are making updates to their continuing education and license renewal requirements.
We’ve done our best to put together a comprehensive list of licensing states and any updates or changes they’ve made so far. If your state doesn’t have anything listed, it means we haven’t received a statement or found any information to date. Please note that may change at any time.
We will continue to update this post as we receive new information. If you have questions that aren’t addressed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We are open and here to help.
Official State Changes and Updates to Adjuster Continuing Education
- Alabama has waived the proctoring requirement for online continuing education exams through the end of July 2020.
- Date is subject to extension. Please continue to check back.
- The Alaska Department of Commerce is encouraging licensees to renew their licenses as early as possible in order to avoid potential delays in processing. Renewal opens 90 days prior to the license expiration date.
- They are requesting that you complete your Continuing Education (CE) requirements well in advance of your license expiration date as approved CE providers have ten (10) days following completion of the course to report CE credits earned to the division.
- Any continuing education hours required to be completed by an individual producer’s renewal date shall not be due until May 15, 2020.
- Date is subject to extension. Please continue to check back.
- Adjusters whose CE compliance period expires between March 24, 2020 and May 31, 2020 will be granted an extension through June 30, 2020.
- Georgia has granted an extension to complete continuing education requirements until April 30, 2020.
View GA State Update (under Insurance News)
- Workers’ compensation adjuster licenses subject to renewal on April 16, will be extended without examinations until 45 days after the examinations are made available. Renewal fees must still be paid and an explanation must be provided to the Commissioner.
- Idaho does not require proctoring of exams or have a classroom requirement – all courses can be completed through online means. No changes or extensions have been made at this time.
- All IDOI license renewal application and continuing education (CE) deadlines within the declared COVID-19 public health emergency in the State of Indiana will be extended sixty (60) days.
- Outstanding license renewal applications and CE requirements that were due March 31, 2020, are now due May 30, 2020. The new license expiration dates and CE due dates will be reflected online on April 1, 2020.
- The Kentucky Department of Insurance will be extending the deadline for completion and submission of continuing education hours for March and April licensees.
- Licensees who normally would be required to complete all continuing education hours by March 31, 2020, will now have until May 31, 2020.
- Licensees who normally would be required to complete all continuing education hours by April 30, 2020, will now have until June 30, 2020, to complete the hours.
- The reporting period of the completion of the continuing hours to the Department is also extended appropriately.
- This only extends CE deadlines and does not extend license renewal deadlines. License renewal is completed electronically and currently has a 60-day grace period.
- Adjuster licenses with a renewal date of April 30, 2020, have been extended until May 12, 2020.
- Insurance adjusters must complete all continuing education requirements and submit their renewal application and payment on or before 11:59 p.m. on May 12, 2020.
- Proctoring requirements for Maine are still in place for courses that require proctored exams. The use of tools such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other similar products will be allowed for remote proctoring.
- Resident producers whose CE compliance period ends March 31, 2020, to April 30, 2020, are granted an extension until May 31, 2020.
- Individuals due to renew a Minnesota insurance adjuster license by the end of April 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 Central Standard Time on June 30, 2020.
- Mississippi adjusters whose CE compliance periods end in March, April, May, or June 2020, should contact the MID to request an extension for completing CE requirements in order to meet license requirements for renewals. This includes Mississippi nonresident adjuster with Mississippi as the Designated Home State. The MID will work with licensees to ensure that they are given an appropriate opportunity to meet their CE requirements.
- You may request an extension by contacting the MID Licensing Division at (601) 359-2132 or [email protected]
- The New Hampshire Insurance Department has extended March and April license renewal deadlines by two months.
- Renewal deadlines that were March 31, 2020, are now May 31, 2020.
- Renewal deadlines that were April 30, 2020, are now June 30, 2020.
- The Department will consider further extensions should events warrant them.
- The Nevada Division of Insurance is waiving the exam proctoring requirement for self-study continuing education classes only; however, the licensee is still required to take the exam at the end of the course.
- Renewal Applications are processed in the order they are received. The Division strongly encourages licensees to renew their license before the due date on their license through online services.
- All NC licensed insurance 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).
- Oklahoma has declared a state of emergency which means that all occupational licenses (including adjuster licenses) set to expire during the emergency shall be extended so long as the order is in effect.
- Licenses that have been extended during this time will expire 14 days after the Emergency Order is terminated.
- We will do our best to keep this updated but suggest Oklahoma adjusters pay special attention to any statements from the Governor regarding the emergency order since no specific date has been given.
- The Rhode Island Insurance Division has extended March 31st license expiration dates automatically until April 30th. The affected licensees will receive email communication in this regard directly to the business email address associated with their license.
- Due to the persistent and ongoing nature of the current emergency, the Director is granting ninety-day extensions for all upcoming license renewals, including March and April licenses.
- March licenses – Expiration date of June 30, 2020
- April licenses – Expiration date of July 31, 2020
- May licenses – Expiration date of August 31, 2020
- June licenses – Expiration date of September 30, 2020
- For licenses that expire between March 31, 2020, and April 30, 2020, late fees and continuing education fines will be waived if the license is renewed by May 31, 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 by the expiration date.
- Please note this does not include waiving the renewal fee, only the late fees.
- Requests for an exception must be emailed to the Licensing Section ([email protected]) and should include the licensee’s name, Wyoming license number, expiration, and a brief summary of how their situation requires an exception.
We will continue to update this article as we receive new information.
Please know that AdjusterPro remains open and our team is here to assist you in any way we can. Our virtual classroom is open if you would like to work on completing your CE requirements, and our support team remains available via email, phone, and chat.