Effective November 13, 2012 the California Department of Insurance (CDI) now requires California resident applicants to first pass the qualifying license examination prior to submitting their license application. For more information click HERE.
Individuals Fingerprinted at Department of Insurance's Examination Sites: a new fingerprint vendor, Accurate Biometrics will begin live scan services at the California Department of Insurance's (CDI) Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco examination sites at a reduced fee of $58.30. The fee currently is $58.95. The $58.30 fee includes the FBI processing fee of $17, DOJ processing fee of $32, and Accurate Biometrics' rolling fee of $9.30. The applicant may pay using all major credit cards -- VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. In addition a money order, cashier's check, company check or personal check in the amount of $58.30 made payable to "Accurate Biometrics" will also be accepted.
Individuals Fingerprinted at PSI's Examination Sites: CDI's examination vendor, PSI's Services, LLC will continue to provide fingerprinting services through L-1 Solutions at PSI's test centers. The total processing fee for the fingerprint impressions taken by L-1 Solutions is $68.95, which includes the FBI processing fee of $17, DOJ processing fee of $32, and the rolling fee charged by PSI of $19.95. L-1 Solutions accepts money orders, cashier's checks, company checks (made payable to L-1 Solutions), VISA and MasterCard. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted.
Individuals who send their Fingerprint Cards: California non-resident license applicants and insurance company officers/directors are to submit their fingerprint cards and the reduced $58.30 fingerprinting fee to Accurate Biometrics, 8680 Greenback Lane, Suite 200, Orangevale, CA 95662. The fingerprint card payment options include all major credit cards, which can be recorded on the credit card authorization form and mailed along with the fingerprint card and Live Scan Service Request Form to Accurate Biometrics, or by a money order, cashier's check, company check or personal check in the amount of $58.30 made payable to "Accurate Biometrics". A Live Scan Service Request form must accompany the completed fingerprint card. The form is available on CDI's website at www.insurance.ca.gov Go to the SEARCH box on the main page and insert "Live Scan Service Request" and then select "GO" to retrieve the form for non-resident license applicants or for insurance company officers/directors. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Examination Section at (916) 492-3570. Charlene Ferguson Chief, Producer Licensing Bureau California Department of Insurance
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2884 (Chapter 304, Statutes of 2016) on September 12, 2016 and it becomes effective January 1, 2017. Among the provisions of AB 2884 is an amendment to Section 1682 of the California Insurance Code (CIC) setting statutory limits on the number of times individuals are allowed to take an insurance license exam in a 12-month period.
Effective January 1, 2017, any insurance license exam candidate that has failed an exam ten times within the previous 12-month period will be barred from taking the same exam for a period of 12 months, beginning from the date of the last failed exam. Exams that were taken and failed during Calendar Year 2016 will be counted towards the ten exam limit.
How to Calculate the Number of Exams Taken
The calculation for determining the number of exams taken is based on exam type. For instance, an exam candidate who is in the process of taking both the life-only exam and the personal lines exam would not have their exams combined but counted separately (e.g., the count for this exam candidate would be five times for the life-only exam and four times for the personal lines exam in the same12-month period. In this example, the exam candidate would not be counted as taking nine exams towards the ten exam limit).
However, combination exams which include one of the license types of a single exam taken in the same 12-month period are considered to be the same exam type when determining the number of exams taken. For instance, an exam candidate taking the life-only exam eight times and a combination life and accident/health exam two times in the same 12-month period will have reached the ten exam limit for taking any of CDI’s life agent exams, including life limited to funeral and burial expenses.
For specific questions regarding this notice, please e-mail the Producer Licensing Bureau at https://interactive.web.insurance.ca.gov/pli/servlet/InformationRequest or call CDI's Examination Section at (916) 492-3570. Please be sure to include your name, telephone number, license number and e-mail address in all correspondence with the CDI.
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