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DIVISION 5. INSURANCE ADJUSTERS [14000 - 16032]

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

CHAPTER 1. Insurance Adjuster Act [14000 - 14099]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. )

ARTICLE 8. Expiration and Renewal of Licenses and Cards [14090 - 14094]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. )

14090.
  

Every license, branch office certificate, and pocket card issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the day two years after the last calendar day of the month in which the initial license was issued. Licenses issued prior to January 1, 2011, shall expire on May 31 of each even-numbered year. To renew an unexpired license or certificate, the licensee shall, on or before the date on which it would otherwise expire, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the commissioner, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter. On renewal, the evidence of renewal of the license or certificate as the commissioner may prescribe, and renewal pocket cards for the persons mentioned in Section 14034, shall be issued to the licensee.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 400, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 2011.)

14090.1.
  

(a) An individual who holds an insurance adjuster license and who is not exempt under subdivision (b) shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 hours, of which three hours are to be in ethics, of continuing education courses pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of an insurance adjuster license reported to the insurance commissioner on a biennial basis in conjunction with his or her license renewal cycle.

(b) This section does not apply to any of the following:

(1) A licensee not licensed for one full year prior to the end of the applicable continuing education biennium.

(2) A licensee holding a nonresident insurance adjuster license who has met the continuing education requirements of his or her designated resident state.

(3) An individual licensed as an insurance adjuster and as a property or casualty broker-agent, pursuant to Section 1625, who has met the continuing education requirements specified in Section 1749.3.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 321, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2014.)

14090.2.
  

Notwithstanding Section 14090, the commissioner may establish license periods and renewal dates for all licenses issued pursuant to this chapter so as to distribute the renewal work to permit the most efficient and economical use of personnel and equipment. In such cases, to the extent practicable, provision shall be made for the proration or other adjustment of fees so that no person shall be required to pay more than that which he or she would have been required to pay had no change in license periods or renewal dates been made.

(Added by renumbering Section 14090.1 by Stats. 2008, Ch. 300, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 2009.)

14091.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this article, an expired license or branch office certificate may be renewed at any time within one year after its expiration on the filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the commissioner, and the payment of the renewal fee in effect on the last preceding regular renewal date. The licensee, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which the renewal fee is paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license or certificate shall continue in effect through the date provided in Section 14090 which next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.

Renewal of a license or certificate shall not prohibit the bringing of disciplinary proceedings for an act committed before the effective date of the renewal.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 300, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2009.)

14092.
  

A suspended license or branch office certificate is subject to expiration and shall be renewed as provided in this article, but renewal of the license does not entitle the licensee, while the license remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed activity, or in any other activity or conduct in violation of the order or judgment by which the license was suspended, and renewal of the branch office certificate does not entitle the licensee, while the certificate remains suspended, and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed activity at the location for which the certificate was issued, or to engage in any other activity or conduct in violation of the order or judgment by which the certificate was suspended.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. Operative July 1, 1981, by Sec. 13 of Ch. 1190.)

14093.
  

A revoked license or branch office certificate is subject to expiration as provided in this article, but it may not be renewed. If it is reinstated after its expiration, the licensee, as a condition precedent to its reinstatement, shall pay a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date before the date on which it is reinstated, plus the delinquency fee, if any, accrued at the time of its revocation.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. Operative July 1, 1981, by Sec. 13 of Ch. 1190.)

14094.
  

A license or branch office certificate which is not renewed within one year after its expiration may not be renewed, restored, reinstated, or reissued thereafter; and a license which expired before October 1, 1958, and was not reinstated before October 1, 1961, may not be renewed, restored, reinstated, or reissued.

The holder of the license or certificate may obtain a new license or certificate only on compliance with all of the provisions of this chapter relating to the issuance of an original license or certificate.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 300, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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