2023 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 13 - Adjusters
Section 59A-13-3.1 - Examination for license.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 59A-13-3.1 (2023)

A. An individual applying for a license as an adjuster shall, prior to issuance of a license, personally take and pass a written examination. The examination shall test the knowledge of the individual concerning the duties and responsibilities of an adjuster and the insurance laws and rules of this state. Examinations required by this section shall be developed and conducted under rules prescribed by the superintendent.

B. The superintendent may contract with an outside testing service for administering examinations and collecting the nonrefundable fee set forth in Section 59A-6-1 NMSA 1978.

C. Each individual applying for an examination shall remit a nonrefundable fee as prescribed by the superintendent as set forth in Section 59A-6-1 NMSA 1978.

D. An individual who fails to appear for an examination as scheduled or fails to pass the examination shall reapply for an examination and remit all required fees and forms before being rescheduled for another examination.

E. No examination shall be required:

(1) for renewal or continuation of an existing license, except as provided in Subsection D of Section 59A-11-10 NMSA 1978; or

(2) if the applicant took and passed a similar examination in a state in which the applicant is already licensed, subject to Section 59A-5-33 NMSA 1978.

History: Laws 2016, ch. 89, § 55; 2017, ch. 76, § 2.


The 2017 amendment, effective June 16, 2017, removed the qualifying term "resident" from an individual applying for a license as an adjuster, and removed the provision related to temporary licenses; in Subsection A, deleted "A resident" and added "An"; in Subsection E, at the end of Paragraph E(1), added "or", deleted former Paragraph E(2) and redesignated former Paragraph E(3) as Paragraph E(2).

Severability. — Laws 2016, ch. 89, § 71 provided that if any part or application of Laws 2016, ch. 89 is held invalid, the remainder or its application to other situations or persons shall not be affected.

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