NORTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for North Carolina 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.
Yes Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Business Rules (Individual)

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

Country of domicile must be USA.

Applicant must provide a valid business email address.

Applicants applying for Personal Lines may not actively hold or be applying for the Property or Casualty line of authority. Personal Lines is included within both the Property and Casualty lines of authority.

Applicants for the Variable Annuity & Variable Life Products line of authority must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Applicants applying for Medicare Supplement/Long Term Care line of authority (LOA) must hold an active Accident & Health or Sickness line of authority in North Carolina or be applying for both lines of authority at the same time.

Licensees holding an Adjuster license and applying for an insurance producer license with Property, Casualty, or Personal Lines line of authority must surrender their Adjuster license.

Applicants applying for the Broker line of authority must have one (1) or more or be applying for the following active insurance producer lines of authority:

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines

Effective January 1, 2017, Non-resident Surplus Lines individuals need to be active members of the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association (NCSLA) pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 58-21-40(d). NCSLA membership information can be obtained at www.ncsla.com.

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)
Insurance Producer Accident, Health or Sickness
Insurance Producer Property
Insurance Producer Life
Insurance Producer Personal Lines
Insurance Producer Casualty
Insurance Producer Variable Annuity & Variable Life Products
Insurance Producer Medicare Supplement / Long Term Care
Auto Physical Damage Auto Physical Damage
Credit Agent Credit Agent
Limited Representative Travel, Accident & Baggage
Limited Representative Dental Services
Limited Representative Pre-Need Life
Limited Representative Foreign-Military Sales
Limited Representative Motor Club
Limited Representative Other - Limited Lines
Title Insurance Title
Surplus Lines Surplus Lines
Broker Broker
Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser
Viatical Settlement Broker Viatical Settlement Broker

* 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 * Reinstatement Fee *
Insurance Producer / All LOAs $44.00 + $50.00 per LOA $34.00 + $50.00 per LOA
Limited Representative / All LOAs $44.00 + $50.00 per LOA $34.00 + $50.00 per LOA
Auto Physical Damage / Auto Physical Damage $94.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$84.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Broker / Broker $94.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$84.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Credit Agent / Credit Agent $94.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$84.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser / Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser $169.00
(License Fee - $75.00 + Registration fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$159.00
(License Fee - $75.00 + Registration fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Surplus Lines / Surplus Lines $94.00
(License fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$84.00
(License fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Title Insurance / Title $94.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$84.00
(Registration fee - $50.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Viatical Settlement Broker / Viatical Settlement Broker $544.00
(License fee - $500.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$534.00
(License fee - $500.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)

* Per application.

Insurance producers and limited representatives will be charged an amendment fee of $50.00 per LOA.  

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Last Update: 9/08/2017

NORTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for North Carolina 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.
No Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
Yes Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) 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)

Applicant must be one of the following legal business types:

  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Sole Proprietorship (only for limited lines travel business entity)

Applicant must provide a valid business email address.

Business and Mailing address must be a US address.

Country of domicile must be USA.

Business Entity applicants may not apply for or hold both a Corporation license and a Partnership license in North Carolina.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be provided on the application and must be actively licensed as a resident or non-resident in North Carolina. This excludes Auto-Rental Limited License, Self-Service Storage Limited license and Portable Electronics.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer provided on the Public Adjuster Business Entity application must be actively licensed as a Public Adjuster in North Carolina at the time the application is submitted. 

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) DRLP Required
Auto Rental Limited License None No
Corporation None Yes
Limited Lines Travel Business None Yes
Partnership None Yes
Portable Electronics Business Entity None No
Public Adjuster Business Entity None Yes
Self-Service Storage Limit License None No
Surplus Lines Business Entity None 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 * Reinstatement Fee *
Auto Rental Limit License / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Corporation / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Limited Lines Travel Business / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Partnership / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Portable Electronics Business Entity / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Public Adjuster Business Entity / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$234.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Lapsed License Fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Self-Service Storage Limit License / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)
Surplus Lines Business Entity / None $144.00
(License Fee - $100.00 +
Application Fee - $44.00)
$134.00
(License fee - $100.00 +
Reinstatement Fee - $34.00)

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 9/08/2017

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