Applicants applying for a Surplus Lines Producer license must read Section 445 of the Illinois Insurance Code and Section 2801 of the Illinois Administrative Code regarding Surplus Lines. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines and penalty fees. Please go to [http://nipr.com/surplus_lines/illinois_state_sl_message.htm] to read the Surplus Lines Laws and Regulations for the State of Illinois.
Paper Applicants: Illinois prefers that you use the electronic application; paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.
Applicant will be unable to apply electronically if they hold an inactive non-resident Illinois license on Producer Database (PDB).
Initial non-resident license transactions for Limited Lines Producer and Temporary Producer classes must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue the license.
- Limited Lines Producer license class information:
- Initial non-resident license transaction must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue a license for these particular limited lines and temporary insurance producer licenses.
- Insurance producers will not pay for the license, only the NIPR transaction fee.
- Multiple companies may hold appointments (licenses) on Producer Database (PDB) for any one (1) individual.
- If a company terminates, the license still may be active on PDB. Multiple companies may hold a license with the individual.
- Limited Lines Producer license will go through the appointment renewal process as long as the license is active in order to renew the license.
- License is not valid without an appointment and will inactivated if an appointment is not submitted within thirty (30) days after the license is active on PDB.
Limited Lines Producers may not reinstate license.
The Limited Lines Producer license class is exempt from pre-licensing and exams.
Illinois only allows amendments to a license if the license is active and the applicant holds an active resident license with an equivalent line of authority (LOA). Illinois does not charge a state fee for amendments.
Canadian applicants without a U.S. resident license cannot apply electronically.
If the Limited Lines Producer license is inactive or has a cancelled status on PDB, the insurance producer will then have to reapply for the license class so that the company can submit an appointment.
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. Paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.