WSR 14-07-104
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2014-02—Filed March 19, 2014, 7:22 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Insurance producer continuing education requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.17.005 and 48.17.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As part of this state's commitment to stay compliant with the NAIC's uniformity and reciprocity standards, additional definitions and processes for continuing education (CE) need to be incorporated into chapter 284-17 WAC. The additions were added to the State Licensing Handbook which was approved by the producer licensing task force and adopted at the 2013 Fall NAIC meeting by the executive/plenary committee.
New sections will be added to chapter 284-17 WAC to incorporate the State Licensing Handbook additions which include modernization of the delivery of CE courses, such as a uniform CE definitions and course approval process for webinars. Also, sections of chapter 284-17 WAC pertaining to continuing education and education providers will be updated for clarification.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by April 30, 2014, to, fax (360) 586-3109.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258,
March 19, 2014
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner