On March 26, 2020, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-17, which allows agencies to defer certain license-related requirements under certain conditions. The following three portions of the Executive Order that relate to the Department of Insurance license applicants and licenseholders are as follows:
1. A state agency can defer license renewal if requirements cannot be fulfilled online.
- All Department of Insurance license renewal requirements can be completed online; therefore, licensees must complete renewal requirements by or before the expiration dates on licenses.
2. A state agency can defer continuing education requirements if continuing education cannot be completed online.
- Insurance producers may complete insurance continuing education online. Until social distancing recommendations are lifted, insurance producers do not need to have post-course examinations proctored.
3. When a pre-license examination is required that cannot be provided via electronic or remote format, a state agency must issue a provisional license to an applicant, unless prohibited by federal law or regulation, if the applicant has met all requirements for a license other than the examination.
- As of March 26, 2020, the Department is in the process of developing the process by which applicants who would be required to pass an examination can apply for provisisional licenses.