Monitor Requirements:

  • Students who are taking a course CAN NOT be their own monitor.
  • A general definition of a monitor by most states is:
    • An impartial "disinterested third party" who verifies identity and processes an affidavit testifying the individual taking the examination received no outside assistance. A disinterested third party is someone with no family or financial relationship to the individual who is taking the examination.
  • If you are going to monitor a students examination, CLICK HERE to read important information.
  • Upon completion of the exam, the required monitor affidavit (see below table) must be faxed to Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. at (727) 372-7585. Failure to submit an affidavit will delay course credits being processed and could result in loss of credit for the examinee. All monitored exams must be closed book.

Monitor Affidavits:

State Description Affidavit
Alabama DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020. N/A
Alaska No monitor required. N/A
Arizona Due to the COVID-19 public health threat, the AZ DOI will not require post-course examinations to be proctored until further notice. N/A
Arkansas A Disinterested Third Party must proctor all correspondence course examinations. Proctors must provide an affidavit attesting under oath or affirmation that the correspondence or electronic course examination was proctored, that the examination was provided in a manner specified by the correspondence course provider, and that they are not part of or aware of any efforts to circumvent the requirements of the examination.
* Arkansas specific affidavit is needed.
California No monitor required. N/A
Colorado DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. N/A
Connecticut Self-study course may receive continuing education approval provided they include an examination on course material approved by the commissioner and administered by an impartial and disinterested person who shall not be in the direct line of supervision of any person taking the examination, nor have any financial interest in the success of any person taking the examination.
* Connecticut Affidavit of Personal Responsibility needed.
Delaware No monitor required. N/A
District of Columbia Final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party monitor. The monitor cannot be a family member, nor can it be someone who has a financial interest.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
Florida No monitor required for Online Exams - Agents are required to acknowledge their understanding that the course examination must be completed unassisted by any person and will agree to this at the end of each online course prior to taking final examination.
* Florida Personal affidavit required.
Georgia Final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party monitor. The monitor cannot be a family member, nor can it be someone who has a financial interest.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
Hawaii Final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party monitor An examination shall not be administered by a person who:
  1. Is related to, or is a business associate of, the licensee taking the examination; or
  2. Has a financial interest of a licensee taking the examination.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
Idaho No monitor required. N/A
Illinois No monitor required. N/A
Indiana When taking the self-study examination, the producer shall do all of the following:
  1. Sign an affidavit, supplied by the provider, that states the producer did not use outside help such as an open textbook or another individual, in taking the examination.
  2. A second producer must sign the affidavit verifying that the second producer witnessed the first producers examination and no outside help was used.
A producer who takes the examination at a testing center that administers tests for professional designations may have a representative of the testing center sign the affidavit rather than a licensed producer.
* Indiana specific affidavit is needed.
Iowa DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020. N/A
Kansas No monitor required. N/A
Kentucky No monitor required. N/A
Louisiana No monitor required. N/A
Maine A proctored, closed book examination is required for all courses of more than 16 hours.
Maryland No monitor required. N/A
Massachusetts DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS TEMPORARILY BEEN REPLACED WITH A MA PERSONAL ATTESTATION FORM. MA PERSONAL ATTESTATION FORM NEEDED.
Michigan It is the providers responsibility to assure licensees complete exams without assistance. Providers must use a disinterested third party to certify this action or schedule separate testing sessions at a specified location. A disinterested third party is a person who has no financial interest in the success or failure of a licensee maintaining an insurance license. The disinterested third party must also certify the exam was closed book and no other assistance was used to obtain a passing score on the exam.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
Minnesota No monitor required. N/A
Mississippi Self-study final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party (i.e. someone with no insurance business or family relationship to the student).
* Mississippi specific affidavit is needed.
Missouri Self-study exams must be proctored by a Disinterested Third Party Monitor. Open book examinations will not be allowed. The licensee will not be allowed access to books, notes, or any other reference material or information that would give them the answers to the examination questions.
* Missouri specific affidavit is needed.
Montana A course examination monitor must be a disinterested third party. The monitor cannot be a member of the licensees family by birth, marriage or any other recognizable family relationship. The monitor may not have financial dependence on the licensee; this excludes employers, employees, business partners or any other person who would benefit from the licensee passing the examination from monitoring examinations.
* Montana specific affidavit is needed.
Nebraska Impartial disinterested third party who verifies identity and processes affidavit testifying the student received no outside assistance. A disinterested third party is someone with no family or financial relationship to the student, or who is a licensed agent.
* Nebraska specific affidavit is needed.
Nevada Exams are required to be monitored by:
  1. a manager or supervisor, or;
  2. a Training Director.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
New Hampshire No monitor required. N/A
New Jersey The monitor must be an independent 3rd party who does not have any interest in whether the licensee passes or fails the examination.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.
New Mexico No monitor required. N/A
New York Due to COVID-19 the Monitor/Proctor requirement has been waived until further notice. N/A
North Carolina Online courses with online exams must be closed-book but do not require a proctor. Student must sign an attestation.
North Dakota No monitor required. N/A
Ohio Self-study examinations are not required to be proctored. The student must complete an affidavit certifying that he or she took the exam without assistance of another person.
* OH Affidavit of Personal Responsibility is needed.
Oklahoma No monitor required. N/A
Oregon No monitor required. N/A
Pennsylvania DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. N/A
Rhode Island No monitor required. N/A
South Carolina Due to COVID-19 the Monitor/Proctor requirement has been waived until further notice. N/A
South Dakota No monitor required. N/A
Tennessee No monitor required. N/A
Texas No monitor required. N/A
Utah No monitor required. N/A
Vermont DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. N/A
Virginia No monitor required. A personal affidavit must be completed and returned to provider within 7 days of course completion.
Washington No monitor required. N/A
West Virginia Self-study examinations must be proctored by an approved disinterested third-party and graded by the course provider. The proctoring process must ensure that the examination will be completed by the student, on a closed-book basis without assistance, and that the specified conditions of administration are observed.
* West Virginia specific affidavit is needed.
Wisconsin DUE TO COVID-19 THE MONITOR/PROCTOR REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. N/A
Wyoming Exams are required to be monitored by a Disinterested Third Party monitor.
* General Monitor Affidavit needed.