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Our mission is to provide an educational forum for members to exchange information, best practices and ideas that resolve issues common to the industry and to improve licensing and registration across the country.

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The Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) delivers the education, information, and connections you need for success in this complex industry. SILA membership is an important asset for every industry professional, no matter your level of experience. Licensing? Registrations? Compliance? It’s complicated! SILA members share best practices, plus you’ll find state insurance and securities registration information, networking contacts and many more valuable tools within your reach. Read more
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Licensing and compliance is a unique niche. SILA connects you with the individuals, firms and regulators that can bring you success. There is no organization like SILA to put you in front of your target audience. Advertise, exhibit and make presentations directly to industry leaders. Benefit from “insider” information, including valuable survey and discussion group results for your R&D and marketing departments. List your company’s product/solution in the Vendor Directory - marketing dollars work hard when you partner with SILA! Read more
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SILA membership is the connection point that links regulators with industry professionals, influencers and fellow regulators. Opportunities exist for significant connection that can be a catalyst for change. Through SILA, regulators can gain understanding of how licensing and compliance regulations affect firms and carriers. Regulator relationships are highly valued by SILA, and we encourage regulator participation at our annual conference. We provide communication opportunities that are unmatched by any other organization. Read more

 

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Regulatory Announcements
Indiana temporarily postpones the electronic premium tax filing requirement through OPTins.
North Carolina now requires that courses (ONLY classroom courses) awarded more than eight continuing education hours are required to have an examination approved by Prometric.
California amends its prelicensing and continuing education requirements.
North Carolina announces its annual 2015-2016 appointment renewal billing process.
New Hampshire sends announcement regarding producer and adjuster licensing renewal procedures.
The Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office publishes its 4th Quarter newsletter.
North Carolina sends notice of Surplus Lines license cancellations for those who did not renew licenses by August 31, 2014.
Utah circulates proposed amendments to administrative rules regarding navigator license lines of authority, setting CE training hours, exempting certain crop adjusters from training requirements and a clarification regarding the 15-day appointment requirement. In addition, CE changes are proposed that include allowing CE providers to offer qualified programs and collect a fee; clarifying when exam questions are required; setting a timing requirement for interactive CE courses and setting navigator/counselors requirements.
Arizona issues a regulatory bulletin regarding travel insurance licensing requirements.
Arkansas is now live with State Based Systems (SBS) and is offering free training on the dates and locations listed in the announcement.
Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) announces a stamping fee reduction.
Massachusetts issues a Bulletin to provide guidance with respect to the implementation of the requirements concerning Portable Electronics Insurance.
NASAA announces IARD system fee waiver for Investment Adviser Firms.
Alabama changes requirements regarding temporary producer licensing, limited line credit insurance producers and criminal history background check procedures.
California now offers an online course application service to CE providers.
Pennsylvania sends notice regarding delay in receiving criminal history record reports from the FBI.
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These regulatory announcements are provided to SILA by the state insurance departments. They are intended for distribution solely to SILA members. SILA does not provide the announcements as legal advice and takes no responsibility for the content of the announcements.
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