State Requirements

Hawaii / Resident Licensing / Individual

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

  • No fees for adding a line of authority to an existing license.

  • All fees are per application

  • Applicants reinstating their license after failing to renew within one year past their expiration date will not be charged an issuance fee but will be charged a penalty fee.

  • Applicant reinstating their license after surrendering their license and within 1 year after their license termination date will not be charged an issuance fee.

  • Attention: Please click below to review the fees.

Retaliatory Fees

Insurance Producer

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Limited Lines Producer

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Company Insurance Producer

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Independent Adjuster

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Public Adjuster

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Workers’ Compensation Adjuster – Limited License

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Crop Insurance Adjuster – Limited License

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Third Party Administrator

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee

Limited Lines Self-Service Storage Producer

  • Fee Disclaimers: See Link for Fee
  • NIPR verifies exams prior to allowing submission of an application.
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

Exam Required

  • Life
  • Accident, Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Surety
  • Title

No Exam Required

  • Variable Life & Variable Annuity

Limited Lines Producer

No Exam Required

  • Credit Life
  • Credit Disability
  • Travel Baggage
  • Travel Disability

Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer

No Exam Required

  • Emergency Sickness / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Incidental Travel / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Inland Marine Personal Effects / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Liability / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Personal Accident / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Roadside Assistance / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Underinsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Uninsured Motorist / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer
  • Vehicle Related Coverage / Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer

Limited Lines Self-Service Storage Producer

No Exam Required

  • Property- Self-Service Storage
Adjuster

Independent Adjuster

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Public Adjuster

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Workers’ Compensation Adjuster – Limited License

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Crop Insurance Adjuster – Limited License

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

Exam Required

  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
OTHER

Third Party Administrator

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

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.
  • Print license electronically.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License Application.

Business Rules

  • Applicants must provide a valid Hawaii residence and business address. Address may not contain a P.O. Box

  •  Applicant must provide a valid US business address, mailing address and phone number

  • A licensee shall apply to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (”DCCA”) and the Insurance Commissioner for approval of the use or change of a trade name.

  • Licensees must have a General Excise Tax License, as required under the tax laws for the State of Hawaii. Please contact the state Department of Taxation for more information.

  • Fingerprinting is required for resident license applications, effective November 1st, 2010:

    • Applicants are required to be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application for initial license or license reactivation.
    • To obtain fingerprints, contact our fingerprinting vendor, FieldPrint, to schedule an appointment. All applicants must enter “HI-DCCA-INS”, the code that identifies the Insurance Division as the intended recipient of your fingerprint result, when scheduling an online appointment with Fieldprint. Fees for fingerprinting (including state and federal submission fees) are collected by FieldPrint.
  • Applicant may not enter the following address as the residence or business address:

                                               350 Ward Ave., Suite 106

                                                   Honolulu, HI 96814

  • Reactivation for the following licenses may be submitted online at www.nipr.com: An exam is not required if a license is reactivated within one year of inactivation An exam is required if a license is reactivated after one year of inactivation (apply as new).                                                                                                                                                
    • Limited Lines Self-Service Storage Producer licenses
    • Crop Adjuster – Limited Licenses
    • Independent Adjuster licenses
    • Insurance Producer Licenses
    • Limited Lines Motor Vehicle Rental Company Producer Licenses
    • Limited Lines Producer Licenses
    • Public Adjuster license
    • Surplus Lines Broker Licenses
    • Third-Party Administrators
    • Workers’ Compensation Adjuster – Limited License (Exam Required if a license is reactivated after 1 year of inactivation)
  • Insurance Producer and Surplus Lines applicants must successfully pass the Hawaii Insurance Producer licensing exam(s). Hawaii does not allow any professional insurance designations as exemptions to licensing examinations.
    • An appointment form does not need to be submitted with the application. However, to §431:9A-114 Appointments: (a) an Insurance Producer shall not act as an agent of an insurer unless the Insurance Producer becomes an appointed agent of that insurer. All Producers will need to be appointed directly through an Insurance Company and appointment termination can only be submitted by an Insurance Company.
  • Variable applicants must supply FINRA CRD number on application. If you need to verify your CRD number you may use the Broker Search feature found on FINRA’s website. If you need to verify your CRD number you may use the Broker Search feature found on FINRA’s website.   Applicants must verify that they are registered in Hawaii with FINRA before they can apply for Variable.

  • Surplus Lines Broker applicants must only apply for Property Casualty or Personal Lines

  • Third Party Administrator applicants are required to:
    • All applications for Third Party Administrator will defer to the state for review. Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and open TPA CHECKLIST form. Check appropriate boxes on the form and complete the checklist to assure completion of application filing.  A completed checklist must be accompanied with all documents required on the checklist and submitted through the Attachment Warehouse.
    • Third Party Administrator applicants must enter a valid United States business and mailing address.
  • Public Adjuster applicants are required to:
    •  Pass the Hawaii insurance adjuster examination for resident and non-resident applicants.
    • Applications for Public Adjuster will defer to the state for review. Go to Hawaii Revised Statute §431:9-223 for bond requirements. Applicant must submit a valid Surety Bond through the Attachment Warehouse.
  •  Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Limited License applicants are required to:
    • Pass the Hawaii Workers Compensation Insurance Adjuster examination for resident and non-resident initial applications AND renewals.
  •  Crop Insurance Adjuster – Limited License applicants are required to:
    • Submit a valid, unexpired, Crop Adjuster Proficiency Program ("CAPP") card to the Attachment Warehouse for resident and non-resident initial applications AND renewals. There is no exam required for resident or non-resident applicants.
  •   Independent Adjuster applicants are required to:
    • Pass the Hawaii insurance adjuster examination for resident and non-resident applicants.
  • If an applicant is not a US citizen, a copy of a valid work permit or permanent resident card must be submitted via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse

  • If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Hawaii Division of Insurance
P.O. Box 3614
Honolulu, HI 96813-3614
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/. Look under "AGENT & AGENCY LICENSES" for all applicable information for Licensing section.

Active Hawaii Resident Producer Converting to Hawaii Nonresident Producer:

  1. Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and submit Form AC 
  2. Letter of Certification issued by your new home state showing that you are licensed as a Resident Producer.
  3. Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and submit : Form APPT 

Active Hawaii Nonresident Producer Converting to Hawaii Resident Producer:

  1. If the National Producer Database (PDB) shows that you currently hold an active resident license in another state, a clearance letter from that state will be required.
  2. Successfully pass the Hawaii Insurance License Exam(s). Contact our exam administrator, Pearson Vue to register for an exam. Call toll free at 1-800-274-2608. View our Candidate Handbook at Pearson Vue's website. Exam is not required if application is received within ninety days of the cancellation of the applicant's previous resident license and if the producer was licensed in good standing.
  3. Obtain fingerprints. See instructions
  4. A complete paper application includes:
    1. Form HPL – Hawaii Application for Individual Insurance License. Or NAIC Uniform Application. Submit one with original signature.
    2. Licensing Fees. Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
    3. Appointments:Form APPT – Notice of New Appointment

Two Years

Contacting Pearson VUE at 1-800-274-2608

OR

Visit the Pearson VUE website

Submit a NTA form: Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find the form

Submit a NTA form: Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find the form

HI is not an affiliation State. The documents found at the following links must be submitted to add/delete a designated representative.

To Add Form - Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find Form ADR

To Delete Form - Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find Form RDR

 

Report the changes to State of Hawaii insurance licensing branch at inslic@dcca.hawaii.gov

Find the form AC and submit to:  State of Hawaii insurance licensing branch.

To request a Letter of Certification or a Letter of Clearance: Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find Form LC

Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find Form VS

To Add or Remove a Line of Authority from a Hawaii license: Go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/ and find Form ARC