Relates to licensing of independent insurance adjusters by waiving requirements regarding a written examination if the applicant holds a claim certification from a national or state-based claims association.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 30, 2021
Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance -- recommitted
to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
-- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to licensing of independ-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subsection (f) of section 2108 of the insur-
2 ance law is amended to read as follows:
3 (1) The superintendent shall, in order to determine the trustworthi-
4 ness and competency to act as an independent adjuster of each individual
5 applicant for such license, and of each proposed sub-licensee, except in
6 the case of a renewal license, require every such individual to take and
7 pass, to the satisfaction of the superintendent, a personal written
8 examination. The superintendent may prescribe the types of written exam-
9 inations according to the kind or kinds of insurance claims [which] that
10 the applicant is to be licensed to investigate and adjust. The exam
11 requirement shall be waived for individuals holding a claims certif-
12 ication issued by a national or state-based claims association with a
13 certification program that consists of at least forty hours of pre-exam
14 coursework, a proctored exam of sufficient length to adequately deter-
15 mine the competency of the individual, and twenty-four hours of continu-
16 ing education required for certification renewals on a biennial basis,
17 subject to the approval of the superintendent.
18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.