CALIFORNIA Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for California at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
Yes Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Begins Late Renewal Ends
All License Classes Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date. Renewal is determined by the expiration date of the license ID. N/A N/A

Business Rules (Individual)

There must be no serious RIRS action or no SAD actions for the applicant.

Applicant must hold an active renewable license in California.

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
https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0010-producer-online-services/

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.

Property Broker – Agent and Casualty Broker – Agent are required to renew Surplus Lines Broker.

Property Broker – Agent and Casualty Broker – Agent are required to renew Special Lines SL Broker.

All Variable Contracts renewal applicants must provide FINRA CRD number.

Applicant applying for variable contracts must hold an active life license in the resident state.

Applicant may not hold a personal lines license and apply for a property broker agent and casualty license, or a limited lines automobile insurance agent license.

Property broker agent and casualty broker agent may not apply for personal lines.

All individual applicants applying for a California license should disregard the 'Agency or Business Entity Affiliations' page within the uniform application.

California licensees must complete and submit their own renewal application. As stated in Section 1652(a) of the California Insurance Code, licensees must declare, under penalty of perjury, that the contents of the renewal are true and correct.

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.

Reinstatements of inactive licenses are allowed one (1) year after license expiration date through the Resident Licensing (RL) Application. Any time within the one (1) year period please refer to the state for late renewal instructions.

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.

All individual applicants applying for a California license should disregard the 'Agency or Business Entity Affiliations' page within the uniform application.

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. 

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) Major/Limited/Other
Resident Insurance Producer Life Only Agent Major
Resident Insurance Producer Accident & Health Agent Major
Resident Insurance Producer Property Broker Agent Major
Resident Insurance Producer Casualty Broker Agent Major
Resident Insurance Producer Variable Contracts Major
Resident Insurance Producer Personal Lines Broker Agent Major
Resident Insurance Producer Rental Car   Limited
Resident Credit Ins Agent Credit Insurance Agent Limited
Resident Insurance Producer Limited Lines Auto Ins  Agent Other
Resident Insurance Producer Portable Electronics Other
Resident Insurance Producer Self-Service Storage Agent Other
Resident Insurance Producer Burial and Funeral Expenses Other
Resident Insurance Producer Brokering Life Settlements Other
Resident Life Settlement Broker Brokering Life Settlements Other
Resident Insurance Producer Surplus Lines Broker Other
Resident Insurance Producer Special Lines SL Broker Other

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

Renewal Fees (Individual)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination

Fee * / **

Late Renewal

Resident Insurance Producer / All LOAs
(Unless listed separately below)

$170.00

$85.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Surplus Lines Broker

$588.00 option A
$1,178.00 option B

$294.00 option A
$589.00 option B

Insurance Producer / Special Lines SL Broker

$588.00 option A
$1,178.00 option B

$294.00 option A
$589.00 option B

Resident Credit Insurance Agent / Credit Insurance Agent

$373

$187.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Rental Car

$463

$232.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Portable Electronics

$292.00

$146.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Self-Service Storage Agent

$294.00

$147.00

* Per application.
**Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Contacts

Last Update: 7/13/2016

CALIFORNIA Resident License Renewal for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for California at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
Yes Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Begins Late Renewal Ends
All License Classes Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date. Renewal is determined by the expiration date of the license ID. N/A N/A

Business Rules (Business Entity)

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
https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0010-producer-online-services/

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.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) Major/Limited/Other DRLP Required
Resident Insurance Producer Life Only Agent Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Accident & Health Agent Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Property Broker Agent Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Casualty Broker Agent Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Variable Contracts Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Personal Lines Broker Agent Major Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Rental Car   Limited No
Resident Insurance Producer Travel Agent  Limited Yes
Resident Credit Ins Agent Credit Insurance Agent Limited No
Resident Insurance Producer Limited Lines Auto Ins  Agent Other Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Portable Electronics Other No
Resident Insurance Producer Self-Service Storage Agent Other No
Resident Insurance Producer Burial and Funeral Expenses Other Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Brokering Life Settlements Other
Resident Life Settlement Broker Brokering Life Settlements Other Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Travel Agent  Other Yes
Resident Insurance
Producer
Registered Administrator Other Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Surplus Lines Broker Other Yes
Resident Insurance Producer Special Lines SL Broker Other Yes

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Late Renewal*
Resident Insurance Producer / All LOAs  
(Unless listed separately below)
$170.00 $85.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Surplus Lines Broker (A)$588 .00
(B) $1,178.00
(A)$294.00
(B) $589.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Special Lines SL Broker (A)$588 .00
(B) $1,178.00
(A)$294 .00
(B) $589.00
Resident Credit Insurance Agent / Credit Insurance Agent
(See fee note below)
$373.00 $187.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Rental Car $463.00 $232.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Portable Electronics $292.00 $146.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Self-Service Storage Agent $294.00 $197.00
Resident Insurance Producer / Travel Agent $4,128.00 $2,064.00

* Per application.
**Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Resident Credit Insurance Agents will be charged a $7.00 fee for each endorsee that is listed on application.

Contacts

Last Update: 7/13/2016

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