WEST VIRGINIA Non-Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

Applicants applying for a business entity, adjuster or surplus lines license or license renewal before March 1, 2016, will be required to renew the license at the license renewal deadline. If you plan to do business in West Virginia before March 1, 2016, you must be licensed and pay the application fee.

 

The license expiration date is as follows:

  • Producer – Last Day of Birth Month Biennially
  • Adjuster & Surplus Lines - Renew 5/31 Annually

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

Applicant's name, birth date, license number, state of residence, Tax ID, and National Producer Number (NPN) must match current Producer Database (PDB) record for resident state.

Applicant may not apply for a license in their own resident state.

Individual applicants cannot have a residence address in West Virginia.

Applicants can reapply for a license if license has been inactive more than one (1) year with status reason of renewal payment not received, or license is inactive for any length of time with any status reason other than renewal payment not received.

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

If applicant is applying for or currently holds casualty, applicant cannot also apply for surety.

If applicant is applying for or currently holds property and casualty, applicant cannot 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 mail, email, or fax.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Producer Life
Producer Accident & Sickness
Producer Property
Producer Casualty
Producer Personal Lines
Producer Variable Annuity
Producer Crop Insurance
Producer Credit
Producer Car Rental
Producer Surety
Producer Travel
Producer Title
Producer Limited Lines – Other
Surplus Lines None

Surplus Lines: An individual licensed pursuant to the provisions of WVSCR 114-20 and W. Va. Code §33-12C-8 for the purposes of placing insurance on risks resident, located or to be performed in this state, with a surplus lines insurer.

Surplus lines insurance or excess lines insurance: Any property and casualty insurance in this state of properties, risks or exposures, located or to be performed in the state, permitted to be placed through a surplus lines licensee with a non-admitted insurer eligible to accept such insurance.

License Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $50.00
Surplus Lines / None $200.00

* Per application.
* West Virginia does not charge a fee to amend an existing license

Contacts

Last Update: 9/28/2016

WEST VIRGINIA Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

Applicants applying for a business entity, adjuster or surplus lines license or license renewal before March 1, 2016, will be required to renew the license at the license renewal deadline. If you plan to do business in West Virginia before March 1, 2016, you must be licensed and pay the application fee.

 

The license expiration date is as follows:

  • Business Entity – Renew 6/30 Annually

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.
No Accepts surplus lines for business entities.
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 (Business Entity)

Applicant's license number, state of residence and Tax ID must match current Producer Database (PDB) record for resident state.

Applicant may not apply for a license in their own resident state.

Applicants can reapply for a license if license has been inactive more than one (1) year with status reason of renewal payment not received, or license is inactive for any length of time with any status reason other than renewal payment not received.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must have an active resident or non-resident license in West Virginia.

Applicants applying for Travel Insurance Business Entity license class must submit Retail Locations form to West Virginia. The form can be found on the West Virginia website at - http://www.wvinsurance.gov/AgentLicensing/AgentLicensingForms.aspx – then select the Travel BE Retailer Form within the Agency Licensing section. Instructions are provided on the form.

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
Business Entity None Yes
Travel Insurance Business Entity Travel Yes

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 *
Business Entity / None $200.00 NA
Travel Insurance Business Entity $200.00 NA

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 9/28/2016

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