(215 ILCS 5/1565)
    Sec. 1565. Continuing education.
    (a) An individual who holds a public adjuster license and who is not exempt under subsection (b) of this Section shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education courses, including 3 hours of classroom or webinar ethics instruction, reported on a biennial basis in conjunction with the license renewal cycle.
    The Director may not approve a course of study unless the course provides for classroom, seminar, or self-study instruction methods. A course given in a combination instruction method of classroom or seminar and self-study shall be deemed to be a self-study course unless the classroom or seminar certified hours meets or exceeds two-thirds of the total hours certified for the course. The self-study material used in the combination course must be directly related to and complement the classroom portion of the course in order to be considered for credit. An instruction method other than classroom or seminar shall be considered as self-study methodology. Self-study credit hours require the successful completion of an examination covering the self-study material. The examination may not be self-evaluated. However, if the self-study material is completed through the use of an approved computerized interactive format whereby the computer validates the successful completion of the self-study material, no additional examination is required. The self-study credit hours contained in a certified course shall be considered classroom hours when at least two-thirds of the hours are given as classroom or seminar instruction.
    The public adjuster must complete the course in advance of the renewal date to allow the education provider time to report the credit to the Department.
    (b) This Section shall not apply to:
        (1) licensees not licensed for one full year prior to
the end of the applicable continuing education biennium; or
        (2) licensees holding nonresident public adjuster
licenses who have met the continuing education requirements of their home state and whose home state gives credit to residents of this State on the same basis.
    (c) Only continuing education courses approved by the Director shall be used to satisfy the continuing education requirement of subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-135, eff. 7-23-21.)