DIFI TO DISCONTINUE ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL LICENSES EFFECTIVE JUNE 7th, 2021
Phoenix AZ- In March 2020, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-17 - Continuity of Work. This Executive Order cleared the way for the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI) to issue provisional licenses due to COVID-related closure of exam centers and unavailability of fingerprint services. Since that time, DIFI has issued 4,826 provisional licenses to help Arizona residents establish work as adjusters, surplus line brokers, and insurance producers during the pandemic.
With the easing of pandemic restrictions, exam centers reopening, and fingerprint services available electronically, DIFI will discontinue accepting applications of provisional licenses effective June 7th, 2021. Any application meeting the requirements received before this date will be processed. All active provisional license holders will have until their provisional license expiration date to pass the appropriate Arizona exam and complete any outstanding fingerprinting requirements. Once these requirements have been met, the licensee shall notify the Department so the provisional license may be converted to a permanent license. Any provisional license expiring without meeting these requirements will require the applicant to reapply for a permanent license after having met these requirements.
For additional information and resources, please visit difi.az.gov/industry.