WASHINGTON Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Washington at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
No Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for individuals.
No 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)

Washington state requires resident applicants to submit their fingerprints electronically for a background check. Please visit the WAOIC website for more information.

Applicant must provide a valid email address as their point of contact for all WA State licensing matters.

Applicants who hold inactive Washington licenses can:
  • Reinstate their license sixty-one (61) to three hundred and sixty-five (365) days after expiration date through Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner through Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner on the state website.
  • Reissue a license that was canceled prior to its expiration date which is still in the future through Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner through Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner on the state website.
  • Reapply for a license that expired more than three hundred and sixty-five (365) days after the expiration date through Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner on the state website.
  • If applicant has ever had a Washington State license, they are required to go through the state website in order to be relicensed.

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

Variable line applicants must hold active resident life LOA, or apply concurrently for life LOA, to be eligible for variable line.

Applicants applying for, or who already hold, property and casualty LOAs in Washington, may not also apply for personal lines.

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 secure email (contact OIC for information on how to submit).

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Producer Life
Producer Disability
Producer Property
Producer Casualty
Producer Personal Line
Producer Variable Line
Surplus Line Broker None

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

License Fees

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $60.00
Surplus Lines Producer / None $205.00

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 5/15/2017

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WASHINGTON Resident Licensing for Business Entities

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

The state of Washington licenses resident business entities electronically at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/for-producers/get-licensed/business-entity-resident/.

License Printing

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

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Contacts

Last Update: 07/20/2014