§ 37.35. Renewal of agent certificate.
(a) Approximately 150 days prior to certificate expiration, a notice of continuing education status will be mailed to the agent. The agent will be required to satisfy the continuing education requirement 60 days prior to certificate expiration to be eligible for renewal of the certificate. If the agent does not satisfy the continuing education requirement, the agent will be so notified. If the continuing education requirement is met, the agent will be sent a renewal form approximately 60 days prior to certificate expiration. Mailing to the last known address of the agent will satisfy the Departments obligation to provide the appropriate forms and notices.
(b) The Department will renew a certificate in cases where an agent does not have an appointment, if the agent is in compliance with the applicable continuing education requirements.
(c) Renewal of an agent certificate is obtainable only upon submission of a completed renewal form by the certificate holder, except when the holder has designated a single entity to apply for renewal of the certificate, and payment of the proper fee.
(d) Agent certificates shall be renewed biennially based on the agents month and year of birth. The certificate for an agent born in an even numbered year will expire at the end of the agents birth month in even numbered years. The certificate for an agent born in an odd numbered year will expire at the end of the agents birth month in odd numbered years.
(e) Corporation and partnership certificates will expire biennially based on the date of incorporation of the corporation or the date of formation of the partnership. Corporations shall provide a list of officersactive, qualifying active or otherwisewith the renewal form. Partnerships shall provide a list of partnersactive, qualifying active or otherwisewith the renewal form.
(f) Failure to complete and submit the renewal form and fee by the expiration date will be deemed voluntary termination by the agent. Renewal forms received by the Department after expiration will be denied.
(g) Failure to document compliance with continuing education requirements will be deemed voluntary termination by the agent.
This section cited in 31 Pa. Code § 39.11 (relating to penalties for failure to comply with continuing education requirements).
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