LOUISIANA Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Louisiana 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 (RL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Business Rules (Individual)

Attention Louisiana Applicants:
If you are unsure of what license or line(s) you should apply for, please verify before continuing with the application. You may apply for multiple lines at the same time; however please note that the license application will not be processed until qualifications for all authorities on the application are met. Avoid these common errors, which may result in
non-refundable payment of fees. 

  1. Applicant marked the incorrect line of authority when completing the application.
  2. Applicant applied for an agency license that was already held by the agency.
  3. Applicant completed two identical applications.
  4. Applicant applied for a license they are not required to hold.
  5. Applicant applied for a license they were not qualified to hold.

Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

An affiliation is not required to apply for a license and the applicant may skip the "Affiliations" page on the uniform application. Please note that any affiliations listed on an individual application are not recognized as a notification of affiliation and are not recorded by the Louisiana Department of Insurance. If an individual is to be affiliated with a business entity, the agency must file the affiliation after the individual is licensed.

Applicant must not have another active resident state on PDB.

Applicant must provide residence, business or mailing address in Louisiana. Only the mailing address may contain a P.O. Box.

Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Fingerprints:

  • All new resident Producers who become licensed on or after January 1st, 2010 are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check performed as part of the license application requirements.
  • Fingerprints must be done at a PSI test center in Louisiana using live scan technology which digitally captures and transmits the fingerprints. Test center locations in Louisiana may be found by going to PSI website.The fingerprinting fee will be collected by PSI at the time the appointment is scheduled. For further information on fingerprinting procedures, please go to the Louisiana DOI website.
  • Please note that fingerprints are not needed for amendments.

Applicants who submit a surplus lines license must have passed the surplus lines exam and have at least of two (2) years property and casualty experience before a license is granted by Louisiana Department of Insurance.

An applicant may reapply if the LOA is inactive with a status reason of lapsed or cancelled and the current date is more than two (2) years past the license expiration date. 

If applicant responds yes to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPRs 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)
Consultant Life
Consultant Accident & Health
Consultant Property
Consultant Casualty
Consultant Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products
Producer Life
Producer Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products
Producer Credit
Producer Travel
Producer Surplus Lines
Producer Limited Life, Health & Accident
Producer Surety
Producer Bail Bond
Producer Title
Producer Industrial Fire
Producer Personal Lines
Producer Accident & Health
Producer Property
Producer Casualty
Claim Adjuster Automobile Adjuster
Claim Adjuster Commercial Lines
Claim Adjuster Property & Casualty
Claim Adjuster Crop
Claim Adjuster Personal Lines Adjuster
Claim Adjuster Workers Compensation
Public Adjuster Public Adjuster

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

License Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Amendment Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Consultant/Life,Accident & Health, Property, Casualty, Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Claim Adjuster $55.00 $55.00 $55.00
Public Adjuster $55.00 $55.00 $55.00
Producer / Surplus Lines $250.00 $250.00 $250.00

Producer / Fees are per LOA below:

Accident & Health
Credit
Surety
Travel
Bail Bond
Title
Limited Life, Health & Accident
Industrial Fire
Personal Lines
Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products

$75.00 $75.00 $75.00

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 12/08/2016

LOUISIANA Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

Business Entity applicants must enter at least one 'Individual' entity type on the Owners, Officers, Partners and Directors (OPOD) page of the application. Fingerprinting fees for all individuals entered on this page will apply unless the application is an amendment.

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 (RL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Attention Louisiana Applicants:
If you are unsure of what license or line(s) you should apply for, please verify before continuing with the application. You may apply for multiple lines at the same time; however please note that the license application will not be processed until qualifications for all authorities on the application are met. Avoid these common errors, which may result in
non-refundable payment of fees. 

  1. Applicant marked the incorrect line of authority when completing the application.
  2. Applicant applied for an agency license that was already held by the agency.
  3. Applicant completed two identical applications.
  4. Applicant applied for a license they are not required to hold.
  5. Applicant applied for a license they were not qualified to hold.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be provided on the application and have an active resident or non-resident license in the state of Louisiana, excluding the portable electronics line of authority (LOA).

DRLPs provided must cumulatively cover the LOAs on the application.

An applicant may reapply if the LOA is inactive with a status reason of lapsed or cancelled and the current date is more than two (2) years past the license expiration date. Reapplication rules do not apply to adjusters or portable electronics LOA.

Applicant must provide a valid business address within the state of Louisiana. Address may not contain P.O. Box.

Applicants for the variable LOA must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Before a producer agency license with portable electronics LOA will be issued, a list of Louisiana business locations must be submitted to the state Department of Insurance

If applicant responds yes to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPRs 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) DRLP Required
Producer Agency Self Storage No
Producer Agency Life Yes
Producer Agency Accident & Health Yes
Producer Agency Property Yes
Producer Agency Casualty Yes
Producer Agency Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products Yes
Producer Agency Personal Lines Yes
Producer Agency Credit Yes
Producer Agency Surety Yes
Producer Agency Travel Yes
Producer Agency Bail Bond Yes
Producer Agency Title Yes
Producer Agency Surplus Lines Yes
Producer Agency Limited Life, Health & Accident Yes
Producer Agency Portable Electronics No
Claim Adjuster Agency Automobile Adjuster Yes
Claim Adjuster Agency Commercial Lines Yes
Claim Adjuster Agency Property & Casualty Yes
Claim Adjuster Agency Crop Yes
Claim Adjuster Agency Personal Lines Adjuster Yes
Claim Adjuster Agency Workers Comp Yes
Consultant Life Yes
Consultant Accident & Health Yes
Consultant Property Yes
Consultant Casualty Yes
Consultant Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products Yes
Public Adjuster Agency Public Adjuster Yes
Producer Agency Industrial Fire Yes

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

License Fees (Business Entity)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Amendment Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Consultant/Life Accident & Health Property Casualty Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products $ 75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Producer Agency / LIFE GROUP - LOA(s):
Life
Accident & Health
$75.00 $75.00 N/A
Producer Agency / P&C Group - LOA(s):
Casualty
Property
$75.00 $75.00 N/A

Producer Agency / Fees are per LOA below:
Credit
Surety
Travel
Bail Bond
Title
Limited Life, Health & Accident
Industrial Fire
Personal Lines
Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products

Self Storage

$75.00 $75.00 N/A
Producer Agency / Surplus Lines $250.00 $250.00 N/A
Producer Agency / Portable Electronics $200.00 $200.00 N/A
Claim Adjuster Agency / Automobile Adjuster, Commercial Lines, Property & Casualty, Crop, Personal Lines Adjuster, Workers Comp $55.00 $55.00 N/A
Public Adjuster Agency / Public Adjuster $55.00 $55.00 N/A

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 10/04/2016

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