State Requirements

California / Non-Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • All fees are per application.
  • Informational:
    • LOA = Line of authority
    • Option A & B refer to the answer supplied for the state specific questions section on the application submitted.
  • Amendments are prorated if the new lines of authority requested are issued for less than a year before the existing license expiration date. The expiration date doesn't change for the requested lines of authority when an amendment is approved.
  • Example Insurance Producer - If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date, applicants are charged $94.00, if application is over a year a fee of $188.00 is due.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: All LOAs (Unless listed separately)

  • Fee: $188.00
  • Amendment Fee: $188.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date fee will be $94. Amendments over a year fee will be $188.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Variable Contracts

  • Fee: $188.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: No amendment fee will be assessed if applicant is adding Variable Contracts to an active Non Resident Insurance Producer license.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee Disclaimers: Fees are based on the answers to the state specific section in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Special Lines SL Broker

  • Fee Disclaimers: Fees are based on the answers to the state specific section in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Portable Electronics

  • Fee: $321.00
  • Amendment Fee: $321.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date fee will be $161. Amendments over a year fee will be $321.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Rental Car

  • Fee: $509.00
  • Amendment Fee: $509.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date fee will be $255. Amendments over a year fee will be $509.

Non Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Self-Service Storage Agent

  • Fee: $323.00
  • Amendment Fee: $323.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date fee will be $162. Amendments over a year fee will be $323.

Non Resident Personal Lines Broker Agent

  • Fee: $188.00
  • Amendment Fee: $188.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: If an amendment is within a year of applicant's expiration date fee will be $94. Amendments over a year fee will be $188.

Non Resident Credit Insurance Agent

  • Fee: $449.00
  • Amendment Fee: $449.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • All application are deferred to the state for review.
PRODUCER

Non Resident Insurance Producer

  • Life - Only Agent
  • Accident & Health Agent
  • Variable Contracts
  • Property Broker - Agent
  • Casualty Broker - Agent
  • Rental Car
  • Funeral and Burial Expense
  • Limited Lines Auto Ins Agent
  • Portable Electronics
  • Self-Service Storage Agent
  • Surplus Lines Broker
  • Special Lines SL Broker

Non Resident Personal Lines Broker Agent

  • Personal Lines Broker Agent

Non Resident Credit Ins Agent

  • Credit Insurance Agent

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license for individuals electronically.
  • Submit major lines of authority.
  • Submit limited lines of authority.
  • Submit surplus lines for individuals.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
  • Print Licenses Electronically.

Business Rules

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

  • Applicant's name, SSN/ITIN/FEIN, Tax ID, license number, addresses, state of residence, and National Producer Number (NPN) must match current Producer Database (PDB) record for resident state.

  • Applicant's mailing address must be either his or her residence address or a personal P.O. Box.

  • Applicant must provide a valid country code and business email.

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

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

  • Applicant applying for Variable Contracts must hold an active Life license in the resident state.

  • Applicant may not hold a Personal Lines license and apply for a Property Broker Agent and Casualty license, or a Limited Lines Automobile Insurance Agent license.

  • Property Broker Agent and Casualty Broker Agent may not apply for Personal Lines.

  • Both Burial and Funeral Expense and Life-Only Agent cannot be held simultaneously.

  • When the Credit Insurance Agent for individuals is applied for, the applicant must submit the following items to meet the license requirements:

    • Fingerprint Impressions: Fingerprint impressions are required. You must call Accurate Biometrics at (866) 361-9944 to schedule an appointment to have your fingerprint impressions taken prior to submitting your application.  Fingerprint impressions will not be accepted from any other source. You must bring a copy of your Request For Live Scan Service, form LIC 442-39A to the site where your fingerprints are taken, have Accurate Biometrics complete their portion of the form, and submit the completed form to the Department with your application verifying your prints were taken.
    • Notice of Appointment:  The credit insurance agent must be appointed by an authorized insurer.  The insurer must sign a Credit Insurance Agent Notice of Appointment, Form LIC CI 20, stating that the insurer is satisfied that the named applicant is trustworthy and competent to act as its insurance agent limited to this purpose.  The insurer will appoint the applicant to act as its agent to transact credit insurance.
    • Please visithttp://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0050-renew-license/0200-requirements/credit-insurance/ for more information.
  • When the Rental Car Agent for individuals is applied for, the applicant must submit the following items to meet the license requirements

    • Insurer Certification: A Rental Car Agent Notice of Appointment, form LIC RCA 3 must be completed by an authorized insurer certifying that the insurer has satisfied itself that the named applicant is trustworthy and competent to act as its insurance agent limited to this purpose.  The insurer will appoint the applicant to act as its agent to transact rental car insurance.
    • Please visit California's Rental Car Agent Licensing page for more information.
  • When the Self Service Storage Agent for individuals is applied for, the applicant must submit the following items to meet the license requirements:

    • Insurer Certification:  A Self-Service Agent Notice of Appointment LIC SSA 2 must be completed by an authorized insurer certifying that the insurer has satisfied itself that the named applicant is trustworthy and competent to act as its insurance agent limited to this purpose. The insurer will appoint the applicant to act as its agent to transact self-service storage insurance.

    • Please visit California's Self-Service Storage Agent Licensing page for more information.

  • When amending license or adding lines of authority (LOAs), an applicant can only be granted a one (1) year license if they are in their second part of their two (2) year cycle (i.e., half way through or only have one (1) year left before their renewal).
  • There must be no serious:

    • Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) actions for the applicant, since last renewal.

    • 1033 actions for the applicant, since last renewal.

  • If so, please contact the state for assistance.

  • All individual applicants applying for a California license should disregard the 'Agency or Business Entity Affiliations' page within the uniform application.

  • If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. OR mail to California Department of Insurance, 320 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, email at LicDocuments@insurance.ca.gov, or fax at (916) 327-6907.

  • California licensees must complete and submit their own renewal application. As stated in section 1652(a) of the California Insurance Code, applicants must declare, under penalty of perjury, that the contents of the application are true and correct.

  • Section 1729.2 of the California Insurance Code requires a licensee to notify the department within thirty (30) days of the date the licensee learns of any change in their background information. For further clarification regarding this requirement, including the definition of background information, please refer to CIC 1729.2 or the California Department of Insurance website.

  • Criminal Conviction: For the purposes of the California application, you have been "convicted" if you were ever found guilty by verdict of a judge or jury; and/or ever entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendre or no contest. You must disclose all convictions, even if the charges were later dismissed or expunged, your guilty plea was withdrawn pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4, or you were placed on probation, received a suspended sentence or just ordered to pay a fine.

  • Driving Under the Influence: You must also disclose all driving related misdemeanors including, but not limited to, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, or driving with a suspended or revoked license. If you fail to disclose all convictions, your application may be denied. You may exclude juvenile offenses tried in juvenile court."

  • Fingerprint Requirements:
    • License applications cannot be reviewed by the state until fingerprint impressions are verified by Accurate Biometrics and the California Department of Insurance receives these results. Please allow several weeks, after submission of the fingerprint card, for a response.
      • The fingerprint card is available from:
        • Law enforcement agencies (Police Department or Sheriff's office)
        • The California Department of Insurance Producer Licensing Bureau
    • To ensure the fingerprint card is recorded properly by the state, applicant must:
      • Enter Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number  A0042 on the fingerprint card
      • Complete the Live Scan Request Form (LIC 442-39A)
      • Include the fee indicated on the request form
         
    • To check on the status of your fingerprints contact the state first. If the department has not received them, you accessing DOJ's online Applicant Background Check Status service have your date of birth (i.e., 01/01/1975) and the10-digit Automated Transaction Identifier (ATI) number from the bottom of the DOJ form available. The ATI number always appears in the following sequence: 1 letter; 3 numbers; 3 letters and 3 numbers. Your birth date and your ATI number will allow the DOJ"s online Applicant Background Check Status to provide you with your fingerprint status.  If a license is not issued within twelve months of the date the fingerprints are submitted, a new set of fingerprint impressions will be required.
    • For more information on fingerprint requirements and how to submit your fingerprints prior to your examination click here.
    • Fingerprint Exemptions: California non-resident applicants that were previously licensed as a Resident Insurance Producer in California and previously fingerprinted are exempt from this requirement.
       
    • The following states are exempt if you were previously fingerprinted as a condition of obtaining a Resident Insurance Producer in that state:
      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia 
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Hawaii 
      • Idaho
      • Kansas
      • Louisiana
      • Minnesota
      • Montana
      • New Jersey
      • New Mexico
      • Nevada
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oregon
      • Pennsylvania
      • South Carolina
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Washington
      • Wisconsin

Contact Information

Mailing Address

California Department of Insurance
320 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Online printing information can be found by going to NIPR's license print page and selecting the state.

One Year

Business Entity Endorsement *

*Note: In California, only the business entities report
 affiliations and/or DRLPs.

  • Cancel/Surrender a License

  • Clearance Letter: If another state requires that the licensee provide a letter of clearance, in California the licensee can submit a clearance letter request that will cancel the license when the clearance letter is issued.