A new law clarifies and modifies certain technical licensing and continuing education requirements regulated by the Commerce Department for workers such as real estate salespersons and appraisers, and insurance producers and adjusters.
Provisions of the law modify or clarify numerous aspects related to self-study and classroom- or Internet-based courses for pre-licensing or continuing education professional requirements including payment of fees, course content and examinations, approved textbooks, curriculum or materials, course management and credit hours.
For example, references to “sponsor” are changed to refer to “education provider.” The sections dealing with insurance producers now align with the current version of laws and guidelines promoted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for insurance producers and adjusters.
The law is sponsored by Rep. Kurt Zellers (R-Maple Grove) and Sen. Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield). It takes effect July 1, 2010.