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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

  1. The licensee has a terminal illness - the disability must impact the licensee’s ability to function as a producer
  2. Illness of self or spouse that required an inordinate amount of time for care by the licensee, or
  3. 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

Fax: 517-284-8836

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.