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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 18. Insurance Agents

§ 38.2-1817. Examination for license; fee required; when fee forfeited.

A. Examinations for licenses shall be conducted at least monthly at the times and places the Commission prescribes. Each applicant shall pass the examination prescribed by the Commission unless otherwise exempted.

B. If a resident individual applicant fails three times to pass the examination, the applicant shall be required to wait 30 calendar days before the applicant may retake the examination.

C. Each applicant for an examination shall make application in the form and containing the information the Commission prescribes.

D. Each applicant shall, at the time of applying to take the examination, pay such fee as may be prescribed by the Commission and in a manner prescribed by the Commission. The prescribed examination fee shall not be less than $20 nor more than $100. The examination fee shall be nonrefundable.

E. If the applicant fails to take the examination within 90 calendar days from the date his registration for the examination is accepted, the examination fee shall be forfeited and the registration shall be considered withdrawn.

F. If the applicant fails to obtain the appropriate license from the Commission within 183 calendar days from the date he passes the examination, the examination grade shall be considered invalid and the examination fee and application processing fee shall be forfeited. Such applicant shall be required to reapply for the examination and to satisfy any appropriate prelicensing requirements.

G. An individual who applies for a resident insurance agent's license in the Commonwealth who was previously licensed for the same lines of authority in the individual's home state shall not be required to complete any prelicensing examination. This exemption is only available if the individual is currently licensed in the applicant's home state, or if the application is received within 90 calendar days of the cancellation of the applicant's previous license in the applicant's home state, and if the applicant's home state issues a certification that, at the time of cancellation, the applicant was in good standing in that state or the state's Producer Database records, maintained by the NAIC, its affiliates or subsidiaries, indicate that the producer is or was licensed in good standing for the line of authority requested.

1979, c. 513, § 38.1-327.17; 1985, c. 616; 1986, c. 562; 1987, c. 521; 1989, c. 435; 1990, c. 464; 1999, c. 86; 2001, c. 706; 2018, c. 131.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.