Applicant's name, Tax ID, license number, and state of residence must match current Producer Database (PDB) record for resident state.
The applicants mailing address must be business entity's residence address or a P.O. Box.
Applicant must provide a valid country code, mailing address, business email, and business phone number.
Applicant can renew their license through RLR through the date the license expires.
Licenses that need to late renew after the expiration date must renew directly through the California’s Department of Insurance website at
Resident Insurance Producer Life Only- Agent must be actively held in order to renew Resident Insurance Producer Variable Contracts or renew simultaneously.
Both Life Only Agent and Accident and Health Agent lines must be renewed at the same time. Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed.
Both Property Broker-Agent and Casualty Broker-Agent lines must be renewed at the same time. Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed.
Applicant may not renew Personal lines if Property and Casualty is actively held.
An active Life Only-Agent license is required to renew Brokering Life Settlement line of authority.
Applicant's NPN must match current PDB record if applicable.
Resident Credit Insurance Agents must provide number of endorsees on the license renewal application.
At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be provided on the application and have a resident or non-resident license in California.
The DRLPs provided on the producer and surplus lines application must cumulatively cover the LOAs on the application.
The Designated Responsible Producer or Producers cumulatively must have an equivalent license and cumulatively hold the requested LOA’s in California.
The Designated Responsible Producers for Limited Line Auto Ins Agent must hold either an activeProperty Broker Agent AND Casualty Broker Agent OR Personal Lines OR a single Limited Lines Auto Ins Agent license.
The Designated Responsible Producers for Travel Insurance Agent must ALL actively hold Property Broker-Agent AND Casualty Broker-Agent OR Life-Only Agent AND Accident and Health Agent on PDB.
At least one Designated Responsible Producers for Travel Insurance Agent must actively hold a Property Broker-Agent AND Casualty Broker-Agent OR Life-Only Agent AND Accident and Health Agent on PDB.
There must be no serious RIRS action or no SAD actions for the applicant.
Applicants renewing surplus lines broker or special lines SL broker lines of authority (LOAs) must have an active renewable property broker-agent and casualty broker–agent LOAs in order for California to process the application.
Criminal Convictions: For the purposes of the California application, if “convicted” or found guilty by verdict of a judge or jury; and/or ever entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendre or no contest. Applicant must disclose all convictions, even if the charges were later dismissed or expunged, the guilty plea was withdrawn pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4, or applicant was placed on probation, received a suspended sentence or just ordered to pay a fine.
Driving Under the Influence: Disclose all driving related misdemeanors including, but not limited to, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, or driving with a suspended or revoked license. Failure to disclose all convictions may result in a denied application. Exclude juvenile offenses tried in juvenile court.
If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.