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Insurance Code - INS

DIVISION 1. GENERAL RULES GOVERNING INSURANCE [100 - 1879.8]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )
  

PART 2. THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCE [680 - 1879.8]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Production Agencies [1621 - 1758.993]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 4. )
  

ARTICLE 13.5. Prelicensing and Continuing Education [1749 - 1749.9]
  ( Article 13.5 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1420, Sec. 65. )

  
1749.33.  

(a) A life agent licensee shall satisfactorily complete 24 hours of instruction, of which three hours shall be in ethics, prior to renewal of the license. These hours of instruction may be completed at any time prior to renewal of the license.

(b) An accident and health or sickness agent licensee shall satisfactorily complete 24 hours of instruction, of which three hours shall be in ethics, prior to renewal of the license. These hours of instruction may be completed at any time prior to renewal of the license.

(c) An agent licensed as both a life agent and as an accident and health or sickness agent shall satisfactorily complete a total of 24 hours of instruction, of which three hours shall be in ethics, prior to renewal of the license. These hours of instruction may be completed at any time prior to renewal of the license.

(d) Any accident and health or sickness agent who wishes to sell 24-hour care coverage, as defined in Section 1749.02, shall complete a course, program of instruction, or seminar of an approved continuing education provider on workers’ compensation and general principles of employer liability, which shall be completed by examination approved by the commissioner as part of the continuing education course, program of instruction, or seminar prior to selling this coverage. The required number of instruction hours shall be equal to but no greater than that required by the curriculum board for the prelicensing requirements of a property broker-agent or a casualty broker-agent on these subjects. For resident licensees, this requirement shall count toward the licensee’s continuing education requirement, but may still result in completing more than the minimum number of continuing education hours set forth in this section. This section does not authorize an accident and health or sickness agent to satisfy the obligations set forth in this section by other than a proctored examination administered or approved by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 184, Sec. 24. (SB 1255) Effective January 1, 2021.)