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PDFWAC 284-17-537

Prelicensing insurance education instructor qualifications and responsibilities.

The prelicensing insurance education provider must submit the name of each proposed prelicensing insurance education instructor to the commissioner for approval.
(1) To qualify as a prelicensing insurance education instructor for an approved provider, each proposed instructor must:
(a) Be experienced. An instructor is experienced if he or she can demonstrate any combination of at least three years of experience instructing insurance education courses, supervising students completing self-paced insurance instructional materials, or experience as an insurance producer.
(b) Be trustworthy. An instructor is not trustworthy if he or she has violated any statute or rule pertaining to insurance or to any other regulated occupation, has had an occupational or professional license revoked in any state, or has been convicted of a crime reasonably related to his or her honesty or integrity.
(c) Be competent. An instructor is competent in the line of authority he or she proposes to teach if:
(i) He or she possesses and holds in good standing a Washington insurance producer license for the applicable line(s) of authority; and
(ii) He or she has a current license or provides to the satisfaction of the commissioner evidence of appropriate scholastic or professional credentials reasonably equivalent to an insurance license.
(2) The instructor of each approved course must perform all of the following instructional and administrative duties:
(a) At the beginning session of each approved course, ensure that each student has been properly registered.
(b) Remain on the premises whenever instruction is being offered.
(c) Ensure that the study materials incorporate the prescribed curriculum and follow the lesson plans filed with the commissioner.
(d) Teach approved courses on a live-instruction basis or combine live instruction with the use of other instructional aids, or proctor student use of self-paced insurance instructional materials.
(e) At the conclusion of the course, distribute a course evaluation form to each student who completes the course and collect the completed forms.
(i) A form that can be used for evaluation of a course is available at the commissioner's website at
(ii) A copy of each evaluation must be available to the commissioner upon request for three years after conclusion of the course.
(f) Issue a signed certificate of completion to each student who completes the course that certifies that the student actually completed the course. The certificate and signature may be in electronic form.
(g) Review course evaluations with the program director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.005. WSR 09-02-073 (Matter No. R 2008-06), § 284-17-537, filed 1/6/09, effective 7/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060. WSR 89-14-045 (Order R 89-8), § 284-17-537, filed 6/29/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.17.070. WSR 89-01-055 (Order R 88-14), § 284-17-537, filed 12/16/88.]
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