HAWAII Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Hawaii at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License Application.
No License printing available electronically.

License Printing

Hawaii does not offer online license printing. Licensees must contact the state.

Business Rules (Individual)

Producer and surplus lines applicants must successfully pass the Hawaii producer licensing exam(s). Hawaii does not allow any professional insurance designations as exemptions to licensing examinations.

An appointment form does not need to be submitted with the application. However, to §431:9A-114 Appointments: (a) an insurance producer shall not act as an agent of an insurer unless the insurance producer becomes an appointed agent of that insurer or is contracted with and appointed by an insurance producer so appointed.

Applicants must provide a valid Hawaii residence or business address. Address may not contain a P.O. Box.

Licensees must have a General Excise Tax License, as required under the tax laws for the State of Hawaii. Please contact the state Department of Taxation for more information.

Fingerprinting is required for resident license applications, effective November 1st, 2010:

  • Applicants are required to be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application for initial license or license reactivation.
  • To obtain fingerprints, contact our fingerprinting vendor, FieldPrint, to schedule an appointment. Fees for fingerprinting (including state and federal submission fees) are collected by FieldPrint.

Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application. If you need to verify your CRD number you may use the Broker Search feature found on FINRA’s website.

All phone and fax numbers entered on application must contain ten (10) digits.

When applying for surplus lines broker license, applicant must only apply for casualty, property, or personal lines.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Business email and business phone are required fields.

Applicant may not enter the following address as the residence or business address:

  • 350 Ward Ave., Suite 106
    Honolulu, HI 96814

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. Documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

License Reactivation

Licenses are subject to reactivation if they are within two years of the most recent LOA status. Those wishing to reactivate their license should contact the Hawaii Division of Insurance at 1-808-586-2788.

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

Entity
Type
License Class Status Reason Fee
Both Producer / All LOAs Non-Renewal Fee Schedule - $50 issuance fee + $50 penalty
Both Producer / All LOAs Surrendered Fee Schedule - $50 issuance fee

 

 

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Producer Life
Producer Accident, Health or Sickness
Producer Casualty
Producer Property
Producer Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products
Producer Personal Lines Only
Producer Surety
Producer Title
Limited Lines Producer Credit Disability
Limited Lines Producer Credit Life
Limited Lines Producer Travel Disability
Limited Lines Producer Travel Baggage
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Emergency Sickness / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Personal Accident / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Incidental Travel / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Liability / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Inland Marine Personal Effects / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Roadside Assistance / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Underinsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Uninsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Vehicle Related Coverage / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
Surplus Lines Broker Casualty
Surplus Lines Broker Property
Surplus Lines Broker Personal Lines Only

License Fees (Individual)

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

No fees for adding a line of authority to an existing license.

License Class / LOA Combination Fee *
Producer / All LOAs Producer Fee Schedule
Limited Lines Producer / All LOAs Limited Fee Schedule
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Company Producer / All LOAs Limited Motor Fee Schedule
Surplus Lines Broker / All LOAs Surplus Fee Schedule

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 7/20/2016

HAWAII Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Hawaii at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License Application.
No License printing available electronically.

License Printing

Hawaii does not offer online license printing. Licensees must contact the state.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

An appointment form does not need to be submitted with the application. However, to §431:9A-114 Appointments: (a) an insurance producer shall not act as an agent of an insurer unless the insurance producer becomes an appointed agent of that insurer or is contracted with and appointed by an insurance producer so appointed.

Licensees must have a General Excise Tax License, as required under the tax laws for the State of Hawaii. Please contact the state Department of Taxation for more information.

Applicants must provide a valid Hawaii resident or business address. Address may not contain a P.O. Box.

Applicants are required to send the following attachments to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Insurance Division, Licensing Branch.

  • Has a designated licensed producer who is a natural person responsible for the business entity’s compliance with the insurance laws and rules of this State. This person is entered in the Uniform Application under Designated Responsible Licensed Producer. At least one of the Designated Responsible Licensed Producers entered must have an active producer license in Hawaii.
  • Any licensed producer so designated or empowered by a corporation or partnership may not be so designated or empowered by more than one corporation or partnership, except when the corporation or partnerships are affiliates of each other. As used herein, a corporation or partnership is an affiliate of another corporation or partnership, if the same person directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls either corporation or partnership.

All listed Designated Responsible Licensed Producers (DRLPs) must cumulatively cover the lines of authority (LOAs) on the business application.

All phone and fax numbers entered on application must contain ten (10) digits.

When applying for surplus lines broker license, applicant must only apply for casualty, property, or personal lines.

Business email and business phone are required fields.

Applicant may not enter the following address as the business address:

  • 350 Ward Ave., Suite 106
    Honolulu, HI 96814

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. Documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

License Reactivation

Licenses are subject to reactivation if they are within two years of the most recent LOA status. Those wishing to reactivate their license should contact the Hawaii Division of Insurance at 1-808-586-2788.

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

Entity
Type
License Class Status Reason Fee
Both Producer / All LOAs Non-Renewal Fee Schedule - $50 issuance fee + $50 penalty
Both Producer / All LOAs Surrendered Fee Schedule - $50 issuance fee

 

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Producer Life Yes
Producer Accident, Health or Sickness Yes
Producer Casualty Yes
Producer Property Yes
Producer Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products Yes
Producer Personal Lines Only Yes
Producer Surety Yes
Producer Title Yes
Limited Lines Producer Credit Disability Yes
Limited Lines Producer Credit Life Yes
Limited Lines Producer Travel Disability Yes
Limited Lines Producer Travel Baggage Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Emergency Sickness / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Personal Accident / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Incidental Travel / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Liability / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Inland Marine Personal Effects / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Roadside Assistance / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Underinsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Uninsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Vehicle Related Coverage / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Yes
Surplus Lines Broker Casualty Yes
Surplus Lines Broker Property Yes
Surplus Lines Broker Personal Lines Only Yes

License Fees (Business Entity)

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

No fees for adding a line of authority to an existing license.

License Class / LOA Combination Fee *
Producer / All LOAs Business Entity Fee Schedule
Limited Lines Producer / All LOAs Business Entity Fee Schedule
Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer / All LOAs Business Entity Fee Schedule
Surplus Lines Broker / All LOAs Business Entity Fee Schedule

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 7/20/2016

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