State Requirements

California / Resident Renewal / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • All fees are charged per application.
  • Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

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

  • Fee Disclaimers: Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed. A. $648 B. $1296

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Special Lines SL Broker

  • Fee Disclaimers: Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed. A. $648 B. $1296

Resident Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Car Rental

  • Fee: $509.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Portable Electronics

  • Renewal Fee: $321.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Self-Service Storage Agent

  • Fee: $323.00

Resident Credit Insurance Agent

  • Renewal Fee: $410.00

Resident Life Settlement Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $188.00

Independent Adjuster

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

Public Adjuster

  • Renewal Fee: $264.00

Crop Adjuster

  • Renewal Fee: $311.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.
PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Car Rental
  • Surplus Lines Broker
  • Special Lines SL Broker
  • Cargo Shipper's Agent
  • Limited Lines Auto Ins Agent
  • Motor Club Agent
  • Part Time Fraternal
  • Self-Service Storage Agent
  • Life and Disability Ins Agent
  • Brokering Life Settlements
  • Burial and Funeral Expense
  • Administrator
  • Portable Electronics

Groupings

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

Resident Credit Ins Agent

  • Credit Insurance Agent
Adjuster

Independent Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Public Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Crop Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Resident Life Settlement Broker

  • Brokering Life Settlements

Insurance Producer (Single)

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Car Rental
  • Surplus Line Broker
  • Special Lines’ Broker
  • Cargo Shipper’s Agent
  • Limited Lines Auto Ins Agent
  • Motor Club Agent
  • Part Time Fraternal
  • Portable Electronics
  • Self-Service Storage Agent
  • Life and Disability Insurance Analyst
  • Burial and Funeral Expenses
  • Administrator
  • Brokering Life Settlements

Insurance Producer (Combo)

  • Life and Accident & Health or Sickness (same application)
  • Property and Caualty (same application)

Applicant Can

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

Applicant Cannot

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

Business Rules

  • There must be no serious RIRS action or 1033 actions for the applicant since last renewal.

  • Licensees must hold an active renewable license in California.

  • 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 with Life line of authority must be actively held in order to renew 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.

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

  • All Variable Life and Variable Annuity renewal applicants must provide FINRA CRD number.

  • Property and Casualty may not hold Personal Lines line of authority.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 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:
    • 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 Additional Licensing Documents attachments warehouse, then contact the California Department of Insurance (CDI) at cdidocuments@insurance.ca.gov.  Required Documents include:
    • Copy of Personal Identification Info Form LIC 31A-9: https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0050-renew-license/0200-requirements/upload/LIC31a9AJPersonalID.pdf
      • Two passport sized photographs taken within the last six months.  JPG image is preferred.
      • Owners, Officers, Partners, and Directors may also request a Pocket ID card by submitting the above requirements to the state.
    • 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 any other Adjuster licenses.

 

  • Public Adjuster Requirements:
    • Must not hold any other Adjuster licenses.
  • Crop Adjuster Requirements:

    • 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

NIPR does not verify compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application, however compliance is required prior to the states approval of the request. You may select your resident state on the following link: Verify My CE to view your CE transcript and determine whether the state has updated your status to compliant in their system and on what date.  It generally takes up to 72 hours from the compliance date for the status to be updated in our system.

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.