(a) No person shall act as a title agent unless licensed in accordance with this article.
(b) No license shall be issued to, continued or permitted to exist for any person to act as a title agent unless the person:
(i) Is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(ii) Is a bona fide resident of and resides within this state or any other state which has entered into a reciprocal title agent licensing agreement with the commissioner;
(iii) Is appointed as a title agent by a title insurer, subject to the issuance of the title agent's license;
(iv) Passes an examination given by the commissioner or any testing service selected by the commissioner covering the search and examination of title to real property, insurance principles relating to title insurance and the fiduciary duties and procedures of escrows, closings and settlements of real estate transactions.
(c) Any person, other than a natural person, to whom a title insurance agent's license is issued shall designate to the commissioner those natural persons who are or will be exercising the powers and performing the duties of the title insurance agent. The designated individuals are subject to paragraphs (b)(i) and (iii) of this section. Persons performing only clerical functions are not subject to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.
(d) Any person, other than a natural person, to whom a title insurance agent's license is issued shall demonstrate that each natural person designated to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the title insurance agent meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.
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