(a) A resident individual applying for an insurance producer license shall pass a written examination unless exempt pursuant to section fourteen of this article. The examination shall test the knowledge of the individual concerning the lines of authority for which application is made, the duties and responsibilities of an insurance producer and the insurance laws and regulations of this state. Examinations required by this section may be developed and conducted under rules and regulations prescribed by the insurance commissioner.
(b) The insurance commissioner may make arrangements, including contracting with an outside testing service, for administering examinations and collecting the nonrefundable fee set forth in subdivision (8), subsection (a), section six of this article.
(c) Each individual applying for an examination shall remit a nonrefundable fee as prescribed by the insurance commissioner as set forth in subdivision (8), subsection (a), section six of this article.
(d) An individual who fails to appear for the examination as scheduled or fails to pass the examination, shall reapply for an examination and remit all required fees and forms before being rescheduled for another examination.
(e) An individual who fails to pass examination is limited to seven additional attempts to pass the examination.