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Insurance Code - INS

DIVISION 5. INSURANCE ADJUSTERS [14000 - 16032]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Public Insurance Adjusters Act [15000 - 15062]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1202, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Regulation, Licensing, and Registration [15006 - 15032]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1202, Sec. 1. )

  
15016.  

(a) The apprentice public insurance adjuster license is a license to facilitate the training necessary to ensure reasonable competency to fulfill the responsibilities of a public insurance adjuster as defined in Section 15007.

(b) The apprentice public insurance adjuster license is subject to the following terms and conditions:

(1) The applicant shall submit, with an application for an initial apprentice public insurance adjuster license, an attestation or certification from a licensed public insurance adjuster assuming responsibility for all actions of that applicant.

(2) The apprentice public insurance adjuster is authorized to adjust claims only in California.

(3) The applicant is required to qualify under subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 15011.

(4) The applicant is required to pay a license fee of one hundred dollars ($100).

(5) The applicant is required to comply with any requirement to file supplementary documents, affidavits, and statements as may be necessary to obtain a full disclosure of the information that will aid the commissioner in determining whether the prerequisites for the license have been met.

(6) The apprentice public insurance adjuster shall not be required to take and successfully complete the prescribed public insurance adjuster examination.

(7) The licensee shall at all times be an employee of a public insurance adjuster and be subject to training, direction, and control by a licensed public insurance adjuster.

(8) The apprentice public insurance adjuster license is for a period not to exceed 12 months, and the license shall not be renewed.

(9) The licensee is restricted to participation in factual investigation, tentative closing, and solicitation of losses subject to the review and final determination of a licensed public insurance adjuster.

(10) The licensee shall be subject to suspension, revocation, or conditions in accordance with Section 1668.

(11) The applicant shall submit two photographs, not older than six months, of the applicant, of a type prescribed by the commissioner, and one classifiable set of his or her fingerprints, to be sent to a live scan fingerprint provider as directed by the department, if fingerprints are not submitted in person with a live scan fingerprinting service provider certified by the Department of Justice.

(12) The apprentice public insurance adjuster shall complete the 20-hour prelicensing education course of study as defined in Section 15009.1 during the license period.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 833, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2017.)