[§431:8-323]  Exemption from examination.  (a)  Subject to section 431:8-322, an individual who applies for a nonresident surplus lines broker license in this State who was previously licensed to sell surplus lines insurance in another state shall not be required to complete any prelicensing education or examination.  This exemption is only available if the person is currently licensed in that state or if the application is received within ninety days of the cancellation of the applicant's previous license and if the prior state issues a certification that, at the time of cancellation, the applicant was licensed in good standing in that state, or the state's producer database records, maintained by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, its affiliates, or its subsidiaries, indicate that the surplus lines broker's license is or was in good standing.

     (b)  A person licensed as a surplus lines broker in another state who moves to this State and makes application within ninety days of establishing legal residence to become a resident licensee pursuant to section 431:8-310, shall not be required to satisfy the prelicensing educational components and examination otherwise required to obtain any line of authority previously held in the prior state, provided that the commissioner may impose these or other requirements by rule. [L 2012, c 66, pt of §1]