(a) Unless denied licensure pursuant to Section 27-9A-12, a person who meets the requirements of Sections 27-9A-6 and 27-9A-8 shall be issued an independent adjuster license. An independent adjuster may qualify for a license in one or more of the following lines of authority:
(1) Property and casualty.
(2) Workers' compensation.
(b) An independent adjuster license shall be initially renewed in accordance with a schedule prescribed by the commissioner and shall thereafter be subject to renewal on a biennial basis. A renewal shall be effected by submitting a renewal application, by paying the fee for renewal prescribed in Section 27-4-2, and by meeting the requirements for renewal, including any applicable continuing education requirements, before the due date for renewal. A license expires if not renewed by the due date for renewal.
(c) Within the first 30 days following the date an independent adjuster license expires, a reinstatement retroactive to the expiration date shall be effected by submitting a renewal application, by paying a fee of one and one-half times the renewal fee required in Section 27-4-2, and by meeting the other requirements for renewal including any applicable continuing education requirements.
(d) After the first 30 days following the date an independent adjuster license expires, but within 12 months after the expiration date, the license may be reinstated effective as of the reinstatement by submitting a renewal application, by paying a fee of double the renewal fee required in Section 27-4-2, and by meeting the other requirements for renewal including any applicable continuing education requirements.
(e) After an independent adjuster license has been expired 12 months, the person shall reapply pursuant to Section 27-9A-6 to again become licensed.
(f) An independent adjuster who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures and requirements due to military service, long-term medical disability, or some other extenuating circumstance may request a waiver of same and a waiver of any examination requirement, fine, or other sanction imposed for failure to comply with renewal procedures.
(g) The license shall contain the licensee's name, address, personal identification number, the dates of issuance and expiration, and any other information the commissioner deems necessary.
(h) The independent adjuster shall inform the commissioner of a change in legal name or address within 30 days of the change in a manner prescribed by the commissioner. Failure to timely inform the commissioner of a change in legal name or address shall result in a penalty of fifty dollars ($50). If the penalty is not paid within 30 days after notice of the penalty assessment, the license shall be suspended until the penalty is paid.