(a) The commissioner may, in his or her discretion, issue a temporary license as producer to an applicant who is qualified for the license except as to having taken and passed a written examination therefor, if the applicant is actively engaged in a course of study, instruction, and field training approved by the commissioner and under the supervision of the insurer. The producer application shall be accompanied by the notice of appointment required by Section 27-7-30, along with the insurer's request for the issuance of a temporary license for the producer. The insurer shall be responsible for all acts and omissions of the licensee under the temporary license and within the scope of his or her employment or appointment.
(b) The temporary license shall be valid for six months, within which period the licensee shall submit to a written examination for a regular producer's license and for such further time until the commissioner has notified the applicant of the result of the examination.
(c) Subsections (a) and (b) of Section 27-10-1 also shall apply as to producers holding temporary licenses.