WISCONSIN Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Wisconsin at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Period
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Biennially at the end of licensee's birth month, in the odd or even license issue year. N/A
Managing General Agent Individual, Reinsurance Intermediary Broker, Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Biennially at the end of licensee's birth month, in the odd or even license issue year. N/A
Surplus Lines Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually at the end of licensee's birth month, every year. N/A
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually on August 1 each year. 60 days after license expiration
Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement) Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually on July 1 each year. N/A

Business Rules (Individual)

The Intermediary (Agent) Individual license on the Producer Database and license certificate will display as Intermediary (Producer) Individual on the online application to help Producers select the correct license class. These two license class names are the same.

Please note Wisconsin now uses the National Producer Number (NPN) as the license number.

CE validations will be performed by NIPR on behalf of the state for renewals (and reinstatements) for the Intermediary (Producer) Individual license class for the following lines of authority:

  • Accident & Health
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Life
  • Personal Lines P&C

Intermediary (Producer) Individuals can reinstate their license up to one year past their license expiration date. The license must be in Expired status. This is done through the Resident Licensing (RL) application.

Applicant cannot late renew a license that is in Inactive status. Applicant must reapply through NIPR's Resident License (RL) Application.

Applicant must renew all active lines held at renewal. No partial renewals are allowed. If applicant does not wish to renew all lines of authority, applicant will need to surrender those lines of authority first by sending a statement to ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov before the renewal can be submitted. After the lines of authority are in 'Voluntary Surrender' status on the Producer Database (PDB), applicant will be able to use renew the license.

Surplus Lines applicants must actively hold a Wisconsin Intermediary (Producer) Individual license with Property and Casualty lines.

Life Settlement Brokers (Viatical Settlement) applicants must submit the following to the state for renewal:

  • An original endorsement from a licensed insurer identifying professional liability insurance held in an amount not less than $1 million total annual aggregate.
  • A list of licensed providers and provide the name and addresses of companies the broker will be representing.
  • Provide evidence of completion of the life settlement 2-hour training requirement
  • Applicants can e-mail the documentation to the state.

Employee Benefit Plan Administrators are required to submit the following to the state for renewal:

  • If any changes in bond coverage, proof of a new original Performance Bond (signed & sealed) between $15,000.00 and $500,000.00 if there has been any change.
  • Financial Statements for the administrator's most recent completed fiscal year. (balance sheet & income statement)
  • Applicants must mail original performance bond directly to the state. All other documentation may be submitted via email at ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov.

Individual Navigator applicants are required to submit the following to the state via paper only:

  • Applicant affiliated with registered navigator entity shall submit evidence from a licensed insurer of a bond (or other evidence of financial responsibility) held by the entity in an amount no less than $100,000.
  • Evidence of completion of the federal training mandated by the exchange.
  • Completion of 8 hours of Accident & Health specific continuing education.
  • Applicants can e-mail the documentation to the state.

Contact the state for further instruction regarding Navigator renewals.

Note: An affiliation is not required and the applicant may skip the "Affiliations" page on the uniform application.

For user guides & walk-through of our electronic application please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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.

Applicants Please Read: Applicant should submit required documentation by license expiration date. Failure to submit requested information will result in the application being closed as expired and the WI producer license inactivated. All fees are non-refundable.

If you applied for a license type in error, you will need to submit a written request to our office requesting the withdrawal of the application. The application process and the withdrawal of the application represents an administrative expense for the agency and, therefore, the fees are non-refundable.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Accident & Health
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Casualty
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Life
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Personal Lines P&C
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Property
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Variable Life/Variable Annuity
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Credit
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Crop
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Surety
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Travel
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Legal Expense
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Title
Intermediary (Producer) Individual Attorney Title
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator None
Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement) None
Managing General Agent Individual None
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker None
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager None
Surplus Lines None

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

Renewal Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Late Renewal *
Intermediary (Producer) Individual / All Lines of Authority $35.00 N/A
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator / None $100.00 N/A
Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement) / None $250.00 N/A
Managing General Agent Individual / None $35.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker / None $35.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager / None $35.00 N/A
Surplus Lines / None $100.00 N/A

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 5/05/2017

WISCONSIN Resident License Renewal for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Wisconsin at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
No Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.
No Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends
Intermediary (Producer) Firm, Travel Insurance Firm, Managing General Agent Firm, Reinsurance Intermediary (Producer) Firm Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Biennially on February 15th, of the next even-numbered year, and every two years thereafter.
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually on August 1 each year.
Life Settlement Firm (Viatical Settlement) Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually on July 1 each year.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Wisconsin does NOT require a firm to be licensed, however, the option to obtain the license is available.

The Intermediary Firm license on the Producer Database and license certificate will display as Intermediary (Producer) Firm on the online application to help Producers select the correct license class. These two license class names are the same.

A firm has no authority to transact insurance business in our state—the authority to transact insurance business lies with the Designated Responsible Producer (DRLP) and the lines of authority they actively hold.

At least one (1) Designate Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be listed on the application and must have an active resident or non-resident Intermediary (Producer) Individual license in Wisconsin.

Applicants applying for the Managing General Agent Firm license must have at least one DRLP licensed with an active Managing General Agent Individual license in the state of Wisconsin (resident or non-resident).

Navigator Business Entity must submit renewals via paper application to the state. Applicants must submit evidence from a licensed insurer of a bond (or other evidence of financial responsibility) held by the entity in an amount no less than $100,000 and a list including license numbers of all individual navigators employed, supervised or affiliated with the applicant. Contact the state for additional instruction.

Applicants applying for the Travel Insurance Firm license must have at least one DRLP licensed with an active Intermediary (Producer) Individual license with the Travel LOA in the state of Wisconsin (resident or non-resident).

Life Settlement Firm (Viatical Settlement) are required to submit to the state for renewal:

  • An original endorsement from a licensed insurer identifying professional liability insurance held in an amount not less than $1 million total annual aggregate.
  • A list of licensed providers and provide the name and addresses of companies the broker will be representing.
  • Provide copy of certificate of completion issued to the designated responsible Wisconsin-licensed individual representative regarding the 2-hour training requirement.
  • Applicants can e-mail the documentation to the state.

Employee Benefit Plan Administrators are required to submit to the state for renewal:

  • If any changes in bond coverage, proof of a new original Performance Bond (signed & sealed) between $15,000.00 and $500,000.00 if there has been any change.
  • Financial Statements for the administrator’s most recent completed fiscal year. (balance sheet & income statement)
  • Applicants must mail original performance bond directly to the state. All other documentation may be submitted via email at ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov.

Note: An affiliation is not required and the applicant may skip the "Affiliations" page on the uniform application.

For user guides & walk-through of our electronic application please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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.

Please check Announcements for any last minute notifications about the states to which you are applying.

Applicants Please Read: Applicant should submit required documentation by license expiration date. Failure to submit requested information will result in the application being closed as expired and the WI producer license inactivated. All fees are non-refundable.

If you applied for a license type in error, you will need to submit a written request to our office requesting the withdrawal of the application. The application process and the withdrawal of the application represents an administrative expense for the agency and, therefore, the fees are non-refundable.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Intermediary (Producer) Firm None Yes
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator None Yes
Life Settlement Firm (Viatical Settlement) None Yes
Managing General Agent Firm None Yes
Reinsurance Intermediary (Producer) Firm None Yes
Travel Insurance Firm None Yes

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

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Intermediary (Producer) Firm / None $35.00 N/A
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator / None $100.00 N/A
Life Settlement Firm (Viatical Settlement) / None $250.00 N/A
Managing General Agent Firm / None $35.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary (Producer) Firm / None $35.00 N/A
Travel Insurance Firm / None $35.00 N/A

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 12/08/2016

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