Announcements


In response to Covid-19, states are in the process of making temporary changes to requirements for completing pre-licensing and continuing education, as well as making extensions for license renewals. As we receive information from each state’s insurance and real estate department, we will update this page to give you insight on what your state is changing to accommodate our nation’s circumstances, as well as what we plan to do to help you complete your courses as smoothly as possible.

If your state has dropped the proctoring requirement for self-study insurance continuing education exams, you may self-proctor your exam using the following process:
Textbook course with paper exam: fill out the Answer Sheet & Certification Form with YOUR information (instead of the monitor’s information) to the best of your ability.
Online course with online exam: fill out the proctor information fields with YOUR information (instead of the monitor’s information) and if a paper affirmation is required enter your information as both student and proctor with your signature and return to Cape for processing.

Please note that PSI, Prometric and Pearson Vue testing centers are steadily reopening in some states. Check their respective websites for more information.

Last updated: September 29, 2021, at 4:55 PM

Insurance Pre-licensing

State
Effective DateInformation
New YorkNovember 2, 2020

DFS hereby eliminates the requirement that a monitor be present when an insurance producer takes any exam at the conclusion of either a continuing education or prelicensing course. This change does not modify the requirement to take an exam at the conclusion of a self-study continuing education course or online prelicensing course. More information can be found here.


Insurance Continuing Education

State
Effective DateInformation
AlaskaOctober 9, 2020Effective October 9, 2020, all insurance license candidates who are required to take an Alaska insurance license examination will have the option to take a remote online proctored examination for all exam types. More information here.
ArizonaJune 7, 2021Effective March 26, 2020, Arizona is waiving the proctor requirements for post-course examinations.  This accommodation will be in place until social distancing recommendations are lifted.

May 26, 2021 – Effective June 7, 2021, Arizona will no longer be accepting provisional licenses (Source: NIPR).
ArkansasJune 23, 2021As of June 23, 2021, remote examinations can be scheduled in Arkansas for students seeking certification as insurance producers. More information here.
CaliforniaAugust 24, 2020The California Department of Insurance will not be issuing temporary licenses or waiving the legal requirement for applicants to pass a qualifying examination and to submit fingerprints for a criminal background check. More information here.

Beginning August 24, 2020, online testing is available. More information here.
District of ColumbiaJune 7, 2021November 23, 2020 – For the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (“Department”) will temporarily postpone all rate increases filed during the Public Health Emergency to provide further relief to policyholders, effective immediately.

*Effective June 7, 2021, all providers offering a self-study course are required to request a proctor of a disinterested 3rd party.*
HawaiiMay 18, 2021The Insurance Division has approved Pearson Vue to administer Workers’ Compensation Adjuster license exams through their online proctoring process. More information here.
IdahoDecember 16, 2020A provisional resident producer license is valid for up to six months. Provisional resident producer licenses do not renew automatically at the end of the license period. More information here.

Remote proctored examinations are available beginning December 16, 2020.
IllinoisJune 2021

Will the Illinois Department of Insurance issue or extend temporary licenses?

Currently, the Department issues a 90-day temporary license for applicants enrolled in a training course conducted on behalf of the appointing company.

I am a Public Insurance Adjuster; can I complete my 3-hour classroom ethics course as a webinar?

Note: On June 27, 2021 the Department will no longer allow webinars for the ethics course, and the ethics course must be completed in person, in a classroom setting to count towards your ethics requirement.

What if my license is up for renewal and I can’t complete my CE requirements on time?

For producers who are set to renew during the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, please understand that licensing requirements are NOT suspended at this time. Resident producers can still complete all CE requirements online, including the required 3-hour Ethics classroom course which can now be completed by webinar extended through June 26, 2021.

On June 27, 2021, the Department will no longer allow webinars for pre-licensing. If you have not completed the licensing process before June 27, 2021, you will be required to complete the in-person classroom portion of pre-licensing again.

My temporary license is set to expire during the Governors Disaster Proclamation.

All temporary licenses that were set to expire during the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation have been extended through June 26, 2021.

On June 27, 2021, all temporary licenses that are more than 90 days old will be canceled.

More information here

IndianaMarch 1, 2021Beginning September 1, 2020, online proctored exams are available.

Beginning March 1, 2021, the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) Independent Adjuster examination will be administered by Pearson VUE.
IowaJune 30, 2021As of June 30, 2021, Iowa is reverting back to a disinterested third-party proctoring requirement.
KansasDecember 15, 2020December 9, 2020 – Online examination will be available beginning December 15, 2020. More information here.
MaineFebruary 17, 2021February 17, 2021 – Maine is offering online examinations through Pearson VUE. More information here.
MarylandJune 30, 2021All licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations issued by the State of Maryland are hereby extended to the 30th day after the date by which the state of emergency is terminated. More information here.

September 25, 2020 – Beginning October 1, 2020, Maryland will offer online remote testing. More information here.

As of June 30, 2021, Maryland is no longer automatically extending the deadline for licensing renewals. More information here.
MassachusettsOctober 7, 2020All individual insurance licenses “in good standing” as of the date of the Emergency Declaration that expire during the state of emergency are extended and shall remain valid for a period of 90 days following the termination of the state of emergency.

The Division is also waiving the proctor requirement for all approved online continuing education courses. More information here

April 9, 2020 – The Continuing Education Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form has been created for students to sign to attest they have not received outside assistance while completing an online course exam.

April 29, 2020 – Temporary resident producer licenses are now available. Licenses expire 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted or 180 days from the date of issue. Licenses can be converted. More information here.
MichiganOctober 22, 2020Michigan will allow CE Providers to accept self-attestation of the completion of CE final exams for online CE courses. More information here.
MinnesotaApril 9, 2021March 10, 2021 – Online prelicensing examinations are available through PearsonVue. For more information from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, please click here.
MississippiApril 7, 2020April 7, 2020 – Allows initial applicants who have met all pre-licensing requirements but have been unable to take an exam to receive a temporary license. Temporary licenses are good for 180 days during which time the applicant shall take the licensing exam. More information here.
MissouriNovember 17, 2020November 12, 2020 – Effective November 17, 2020, online examinations will be available.
NebraskaJuly 1, 2021As of July 1, 2021, Nebraska is no longer waiving proctor requirements for continuing education self-study online courses. More information here.
New HampshireJune 9, 2020June 16, 2020 – Remote online testing is now available. More information here.
New JerseyAugust 10, 2020August 10, 2020 – The temporary suspension for a proctor to be present has been extended until the state of emergency is over. More information here.
New YorkNovember 2, 2020DFS hereby eliminates the requirement that a monitor be present when an insurance producer takes any exam at the conclusion of either a continuing education or prelicensing course. This change does not modify the requirement to take an exam at the conclusion of a self-study continuing education course or online prelicensing course. More information here.
North DakotaApril 17, 2020April 17, 2020 – North Dakota Insurance has the option for candidates to take remotely proctored exams called ProProctor through Prometric. More information here.
OhioMarch 31, 2020March 31, 2020 – Licenses that expire during the state of emergency remain valid and may be renewed until no later than 90 days after the emergency ends or December 1, 2020, whatever comes first. More information here.

April 15, 2020 – Allows for temporary resident producers effective and continuing through the stay at home order. Apply through NIPR.com. Must have a sponsoring insurer and license will not be valid for more than 180 days. Can be converted to a resident license. More information here.
OregonJuly 15, 2020The Oregon Department of Insurance has announced that they will be using PSI’s remote testing services. Beginning July 15, 2020, insurance exams will be available online for insurance license applicants. More information here.
PennsylvaniaMay 14, 2021February 27, 2021 – Effective May 14, 2021, renewal and continuing education extensions will be discontinued. This information was received from NIPR.com and a link was not available at the time of posting.
South DakotaFebruary 19, 2021February 19, 2021 – Online examinations are now available on Pearson Vue’s platform (OnVUE). More information here.
TennesseeMay 21, 2021Temporary resident licenses are now available. All temporary licenses will expire in 180 days and can be converted to a regular license. More information here.

May 20, 2021 – Beginning May 21, 2021, online examinations are available (Source: NIPR).
TexasSeptember 20, 2021June 29, 2021 – Online testing is now available. More information here

July 22, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott has rescinded suspensions of insurance-related statutes and rules issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective September 20, 2021. This bulletin outlines actions the Texas Department of Insurance is taking to return to the ordinary course of business.
  • Continuing education: The temporary suspension of certain fees for Texas-licensed insurance agents, as outlined in Commissioner’s Bulletin B-0008-20, is canceled and superseded by this bulletin. Fines for not timely completing continuing education requirements resume on September 20, 2021.
  • Licensing and fingerprinting: The temporary suspensions of certain licensing requirements, as outlined in Commissioner’s Bulletins B-0008-20, B-0009-20, and B-0014-20, are canceled and superseded by this bulletin.
UtahJune 17, 2020Temporary resident producer licenses are now available. The license is valid 180 days from the date of issuance. More information here.

June 17, 2020 Remote online testing is now available. More information here.
VermontApril 17, 2020The Continuing Education Attestation of Personal Responsibility Form has been created for students to sign to attest they have not received outside assistance while completing an online course exam. More information here.

April 17, 2020 – Vermont Insurance has the option for candidates to take remotely proctored exams called ProProctor through Prometric. More information here.
West VirginiaMarch 17, 2020The Commissioner will issue a temporary producer license to applicants for a producer license, on a case-by-case basis, without requiring testing or fingerprinting, where it is determined that applicants are unable to complete the requisite testing or obtain fingerprinting due to third-party vendor operations suspensions or closures. Temporary licenses will be issued for a period of up to 180 days and will be subject to being sooner rescinded depending upon the duration of the current insurance emergency. More information here.
WisconsinAugust 1, 2021As of August 1, 2021, students will once again be required to use proctors for their end of course exams.
WyomingMarch 2, 2021The 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 timely. More information here.

February 23, 2021 – Online examinations will be available on Pearson’s Vue platform (OnVUE) beginning March 2, 2021. More information here.
Note: We are doing everything we can to ensure this information is correct and up-to-date. With this, we recommend students to also double-check with their state’s regulatory body to ensure they have all of the correct information they need.

Real Estate
New YorkMarch 27, 2020Effective March 27, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 202.11, any license issued by the Division of Licensing Services or New York State Athletic Commission, that expires after that date, shall remain in effect until May 27, 2021. Further, the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, has advised that appraisers within New York have been granted a 90-day deferment for meeting continuing education requirements. Any license holder that is eligible to renew and does not need the extension is encouraged to do so; all other license holders may rely on the above extensions. IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING AN AVAILABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT AT (518) 474-4429. ALL REQUIRED CONTINUING EDUCATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE May 27, 2021. More information here.

Per the state –
Students who cannot get their CE by their deadline should:
1. Renew their license on the state site BEFORE their deadline: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/eaccessny.html
a. Mark the box that they did NOT complete their CE
b. Pay their renewal fee
c. Submit their renewal

2. Request a 6 month extension by emailing: dosedmailing@dos.ny.gov
a. This email should include: Name, License #, expiration date, when they plan on taking the CE and reason for requesting the extension
Note: It may take about a week for a response since there are many requests coming in
PennsylvaniaAugust 30, 2020Under the State Real Estate Commission, renewal deadlines for all license types will be extended from May 31, 2020, to Aug. 29, 2020. The CE renewal cycle has also been extended to August 29, 2020. You must complete 14 hours of CE, including the required mandatory topics if applicable, between June 1, 2018, and August 29, 2020, in order to meet the requirements. The next CE cycle will begin August 30, 2020, and extend to May 31, 2022. More information here.
Note: We are doing everything we can to ensure this information is correct and up-to-date. With this, we recommend students to also double-check with their state’s regulatory body to ensure they have all of the correct information they need.

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