State Requirements

California / Resident Renewal / Business

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • All fees are charged per application.
  • Resident Credit Insurance Agents will be charged a $8 fee for each endorsee that is listed on application.

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Single LOA Renewal

  • Renewal Fee: $188.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Combo LOA Renewals

  • Renewal Fee: $188.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Surplus Lines Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $1296.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Special Lines SL Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $1296.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Rental Car

  • Renewal Fee: $509.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Travel

  • Renewal Fee: $4540.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Portable Electronics

  • Renewal Fee: $321.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Self-Service Storage Agent

  • Renewal Fee: $323.00

Resident Credit Insurance Agent

  • Renewal Fee: $410.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: An $8 fee will be charged for each endorsee that is listed on application.

Resident Life Settlement Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $188.00

Independent Adjuster

  • Fee Disclaimers: ($311 x [Number of Qualified Managers]) + ($62.00 x [Number of Branch Offices]) = Total Fee

Public Adjuster

  • Renewal Fee: $264.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Branch Office Fee: $55.00 x [Number of Branch Offices] is added to the renewal fee.

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

PRODUCER

Insurance Producer (Single LOAs)

  • Car Rental
  • Portable Electronics
  • Self-Service Storage Agent

DRLP Required

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Travel
  • Brokering Life Settlements
  • Cargo Shipper's Agent
  • Burial and Funeral Expense
  • Life and Disability Ins Agent
  • Limited Lines Auto Ins Agent
  • Motor Club Agent
  • Registered Administrator
  • Surplus Lines Broker
  • Special Lines SL Broker

Groupings

  • Life and Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Property and Casualty
  • Life and Variable Life and Variable Annuity

Resident Credit Ins Agent

  • Credit Insurance Agent
Adjuster

Independent Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Public Adjuster

DRLP Required

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Resident Life Settlement Broker

DRLP Required

  • Brokering Life Settlements

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for business entities electronically.
  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for Surplus Lines for business entities.
  • Submit partial renewals.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.

Business Rules

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

  • Applicant's NPN must match current PDB record if applicable.

  • The applicants mailing address must be business entity's residence address or a P.O. Box.

  • Licensee must provide a valid country code, mailing address, business email, and business phone number.

  • Licensees can renew their license through Resident License Renewal application up to license expiration date. After expiration date, applicant must reinstate by visiting https://www.sircon.com/. Applicant may reapply one (1) year after expiration date through Resident Licensing application through NIPR.

  • Insurance Producer Life must be actively held in order to renew Insurance Producer Variable Life and Variable Annuity or renew simultaneously.

  • Both Life and Accident & Health or Sickness lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed. 

  • Both Property and Casualty lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed.

  • Applicant may not renew Personal Lines if Property and Casualty is actively held.

  • An active Life license is required to renew Brokering Life Settlement line of authority.

  • Resident Credit Insurance Agents must provide number of endorsees on the license renewal application.

  • Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) Rules:
    • At least one (1) DRLP is required on the application and have a resident or non-resident license in California.
      • Exceptions:
        • Credit Insurance Agent
        • Portable Electronics Ins Agent
        • Car Rental 
        • Self-Service Storage Agent
    • The DRLPs provided cumulatively must have an equivalent license and cumulatively hold the requested LOA's in California.

    • The DRLP for Limited Line Automobile Insurance Agent must hold an active Property AND Casualty OR Personal Lines OR a single Limited Lines Automobile Insurance Agent license.

    • At least one DRLP for Travel Insurance Agent must ALL actively hold Property AND Casualty  OR Life AND Accident & Helath or Sickness on PDB.

  • There must be no serious RIRS action for the applicant

  • Licensees renewing Surplus Lines Broker or Special Lines' Surplus Line Broker lines of authority (LOAs) must have an active renewable Property  and Casualty LOAs in order for California to process the application.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence: 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. Failure to disclose all convictions may result in a denied application. Exclude juvenile offenses tried in juvenile court.

  • 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 at California Department of Insurance, 320 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, email at sac.renewals@insurance.ca.gov, or fax at 916-327-6907.

  • Independent Adjuster Requirements:

    • A Designated Responsible License Person (DRLP) is NOT required.  This information may be skipped in the application.

    • At least one active Qualified Manager(QM) is required to renew the license.  If the system indicates that there are no Qualified Managers (QM) associated with your license after submission, please submit required documents for each QM through the attachments warehouse for Additional Licensing Documents, then contact the California Department of Insurance (CDI) at cdidocuments@insurance.ca.gov.  Required Documents include:

    • If you receive a decline response with the reason “PIN License Renewal Fee is incorrect.”  DO NOT resubmit the license renewal. The fees have been collected. Please contact the California Department of Insurance at cdilicensing@insurance.ca.gov.

    • Must not hold one of the other Adjuster licenses.

  • Public Adjuster Requirements:

    • A Designated Responsible Licensed Person (DRLP) is required and must have an equivalent resident license in California.

    • Must not hold any other Adjuster licenses.

Licensees can renew their license through Resident License Renewal application up to license expiration date. After expiration date, applicant must reinstate by visiting https://www.sircon.com/. Applicant may reapply one (1) year after expiration date through Resident Licensing application through NIPR.

All License Classes

Renewal Period: Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date - License expiration date

Late Renewal Period: N/A

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.