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Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0026-20

May 11, 2020

To:   All insurers, agents, agencies, and adjusters sponsoring a temporary or emergency license applicant

Re:   Responsibilities of sponsors for temporary licensees

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas has waived certain licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters and extended temporary licenses while many testing and fingerprinting sites remain closed. Given the extended use of temporary licenses, the Texas Department of Insurance reminds insurers, agents, agencies, and adjusters of their responsibilities for temporary agent and emergency adjuster applicants and licensees. 

A sponsor for someone with a temporary license is:

  • responsible for the acts of the temporary or emergency licensee;
  • expected to review the applicant’s background to ensure suitability for licensure; and
  • expected to monitor behavior and provide required training.

For more information, contact the Agent & Adjuster Licensing Office at 512-676-6500 or

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Last updated: 5/11/2020