Does the State grant waivers from CE requirements?
Yes, in cases of severe hardship, our office may consider granting a waiver from CE requirements. “Severe hardship" has been defined as
- The licensee has a terminal illness - the disability must impact the licensee’s ability to function as a producer
- Illness of self or spouse that required an inordinate amount of time for care by the licensee, or
- Military duty - active duty or deployment
To apply for a continuing education waiver or extension, a licensee must submit a letter of request PRIOR to the expiration date of their license. The letter should be sent to our office via mail or fax:
DIFS Insurance Licensing Section
Continuing Education Waiver Request
PO Box 30220
Lansing, MI 48909
The request must include the following information:
Current doctor's statement supporting the disability/illness or copies of the deployment orders.
Description, in producer’s own words, of the situation that has prevented licensee from completing CE requirements.
Explanation of what functions the producer performs.
Impact the disability/illness has had on ability to function as an active producer.
Reason producer believes the disability/illness prevented them from attending classroom courses or completing on-line/self-study courses.
Specific length of time for which the waiver or extension is being requested.