Temporary Licensing of Louisiana Insurance Producers

Emergency Rule 38 - Temporary Licensing of Certain Insurance Producers The Louisiana Department of Insurance has announced a new Emergency Rule regarding insurance licensing. Due to the Governor's stay at home orders, the ability for new applicants to complete the licensing process such as sit for an insurance exam is not currently possible. In order to address this concern, the Emergency Rule establishes a few key temporary measures: Any individual who has completed a Louisiana approved insurance pre-licensing course and would normally be eligible to sit for an insurance exam may request the issuance of a temporary license Such individuals must have completed a Louisiana approved pre-licensing course within the 12 months prior to making an application for a temporary license All temporary licenses issued pursuant to this Emergency Rule will expire on May 15, 2020 Any temporary license issued pursuant to this Rule will have the option to convert to a permanent license by completing the additional required licensing requirements such as sitting for an insurance exam and submission of fingerprints For the full text and scope of the [...]

Temporary Licensing of Louisiana Insurance Producers2020-03-26T17:10:52+00:00

Coronavirus Update

All, Just like you, we here at Donaldson are closely monitoring the rapidly changing climate surrounding COVID-19. A superior customer experience is at the core of our mission, and the health and safety of our customers and staff are of course essential to meeting that goal. By now you are likely already aware that many colleges and universities are moving students online temporarily. Furthermore, in some areas we serve, announcements are rolling in by the hour about closures and other temporary measures. As you may know, Donaldson is a private institution therefore we must make decisions for our customers and staff independently of other academic bodies. What we want, is what you want, which is the best possible outcome for you in terms of education and safety. Fortunately, at our core a great abundance of our training programs are already conducted online. In addition, many of our live classroom courses already include online components for your convenience. Donaldson is the leader in our category in terms of state of the art streaming platforms that have the ability to bring the [...]

Coronavirus Update2020-03-20T17:12:15+00:00

Donaldson Digest – Dual Agency Banned and Flood Insurance on the Brink

The Donaldson Digest - News and Notes for Industry Pros   Canada Bans Dual Agency in Real Estate Transactions   On June 15th,  the Real Estate Council of British Columbia banned the practice of “dual agency” (also known as “double ending”) in order to ensure that real estate agents serve their clients without any potential conflicts of interest. In Canada, dual agency means that an agent can represent both the buyer and the seller in the same transaction. However, in the United States, “dual agency” often refers to a transaction involving two agents of the same company, not necessarily one agent representing both sides of the aisle. British Columbia’s Superintendent of Real Estate, Michael Noseworthy, said to Realtor Magazine: “These changes have been designed to reinforce a real estate agent’s duties and obligations to their clients and to ensure that agents are always acting in their client’s best interests. We want to make sure that the advice consumers receive is solely for their benefit and that consumers have confidence that their agent is undoubtedly on their side.” The ban applies [...]

Donaldson Digest – Dual Agency Banned and Flood Insurance on the Brink2020-03-18T17:59:41+00:00

Complete your Continuing Education Needed for LREC License Renewal Early and Save!

Don't get caught up in the end of year rush trying to complete your LREC license renewal and continuing education last minute. No, not this year! Take advantage of our limited time offer to sign up for all 12 hours, including the 2018 LREC mandatory topic, for the lowest tuition available all year! Registration special ends on May 18, so take advantage and beat the rush!  ALL 12 HOURS OF LOUISIANA CE - at a special introductory price - available exclusively to you for a limited time. What are the LREC License Renewal Education Requirements This Year? In accordance with the License Law, the annual continuing education requirement is twelve (12) hours. Four (4) of these hours must be completed in the mandatory topic specified by the commission each year. For 2018, the LREC mandatory topic is "Real Estate Best Practices." Other renewal requirements can be found in completion on the continuing education page on our website, or you can also click here to see the complete list of requirements on the LREC's webpage. As a reminder, all continuing education hours must [...]

Complete your Continuing Education Needed for LREC License Renewal Early and Save!2020-03-03T04:27:33+00:00