§ 38.2-1871. Licensees exempt from continuing education requirements of article
A. Resident or nonresident agents who have been issued a license during the last twelve months of the biennium in which such licenses are issued, and who are not otherwise exempt from the continuing education requirements for that license, shall be exempt from fulfilling the continuing education credit requirements set forth in this article for that license for that biennium.
B. The following licensees are exempt from fulfilling the continuing education credit requirements set forth in this article:
1. Life and health insurance consultants who are also licensed both as life and annuities insurance agents and as health agents and who satisfy the continuing education requirements needed for continuation of their life and annuities and health agent licenses; and
2. Property and casualty insurance consultants who are also licensed as property and casualty agents and who satisfy the continuing education requirements needed for continuation of their property and casualty agent license.
C. The following licensees may request exemptions from continuing education requirements, but shall not be exempt unless such exemption is approved by the Board after submission of an exemption request in the form and manner required by the Board:
1. An agent who can prove, in the form and manner required by the Board, that he has attained or will attain at least the age of sixty-five by the end of a biennium may apply for a permanent exemption with respect to one or more licenses held by such agent, subject to submission of proof of the following, in a form and manner required by the Board:
a. A resident or nonresident agent must demonstrate that the agent has held any combination of resident or nonresident Virginia licenses of equivalent type continuously and without interruption for at least the twenty years immediately preceding the end of the biennium; or
b. A resident agent who will have held a Virginia resident agent license continuously and without interruption for no fewer than the immediately preceding four years by the end of the biennium must furnish proof of having held equivalent license authority continuously and without interruption in other states for a period that, when combined with the number of years of resident licensure in Virginia, equals at least twenty continuous and uninterrupted years immediately preceding the end of the biennium; or
c. A resident agent who will have held a Virginia resident license continuously and without interruption for no fewer than the immediately preceding four years by the end of the biennium shall furnish proof (i) of having held equivalent license authority in Virginia for at least twenty of the preceding thirty years; and (ii) that any unlicensed period was not the result of a license revocation or termination by the Commission pursuant to § 38.2-1832 or § 38.2-1869; and
2. Nonresident agents who furnish evidence in the form and manner required by the Board of their current good standing in their home state, provided that the insurance supervisory official of the nonresident agent's home state will grant similar exemptions to Virginia residents.
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