State Requirements

Illinois / 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 charged per application.
  • A licensing fee is prorated if the total days of licensing granted to the applicant is less than a full two (2) years (seven hundred and thirty (730) days) as determined by the assigned expiration date. If the license is issued for a full two (2) years, there is no prorating and the normal fee applies. Total length of license granted will be no less than eighteen (18) months and no more than twenty-nine (29) months. The navigator certificate license class is excluded from prorated fees.

Insurance Producer

  • Fee: $380.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $760.00

Non-Resident Limited Lines Producer

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $400.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: The appointing company will pay for the license through the appointment process. insurance producer is only responsible for NIPR transaction fee.

Surplus Lines Producer

  • Fee: $400.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $400.00

Amendment Fee

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $0.00

Travel Insurance

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $1000.00
  • 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
  • Health
  • Variable Life
  • Variable Annuity
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines

Limited Lines Producer

  • Industrial Life
  • Industrial Accident & Health
  • Limited Health Services Organization
  • Credit Life, Accident & Health
  • Baggage or Limited Travel, Health, or Trip Cancellation
  • Farm Mutual
  • HMO Enroller
  • Legal Expense
OTHER

Surplus Lines Producer

  • 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 electronically.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
  • Print licenses electronically

Business Rules

  • Effective November 5, 2015 the Illinois Department of Insurance will no longer mail paper renewal notices or licenses that have historically been mailed by the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Licensing Division. License renewals will be emailed to the licensee’s email address of record. Once a new or renewed license is issued, licensees will be able to print their license by going to https://sbs.naic.org/solar-external-lookup/license-manager

  • Applicants applying for a Surplus Lines Producer license must read Section 445 of the Illinois Insurance Code and Section 2701 of the Illinois Administrative Code regarding Surplus Lines. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines and penalty fees. Please go to [http://nipr.com/surplus_lines/illinois_state_sl_message.htm] to read the Surplus Lines Laws and Regulations for the State of Illinois.

  • Long Term Care is covered under the Health line of authority. The applicant must comply with the training requirements. Please go to [http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/050/050020120001210R.html] for the specific requirements.

  • Paper Applicants: Illinois prefers that you use the electronic application; paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

  • Applicant will be unable to apply electronically if they hold an inactive non-resident Illinois license on Producer Database (PDB).

  • Initial non-resident license transactions for the Limited Lines Producer class must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue the license.

  • Limited Lines Producer license class information
    • Initial non-resident license transaction must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue a license for these particular limited lines and temporary insurance producer licenses.
    • Insurance producers will not pay for the license, only the NIPR transaction fee.
    • Multiple companies may hold appointments (licenses) on Producer Database (PDB) for any one (1) individual.
    • If a company terminates, the license still may be active on PDB. Multiple companies may hold a license with the individual.
    • Limited Lines Producer license will go through the appointment renewal process as long as the license is active in order to renew the license.
    • License is not valid without an appointment and will inactivated if an appointment is not submitted within thirty (30) days after the license is active on PDB.
    • Limited Lines Producers may not reinstate license.
    • The Limited Lines Producer license class is exempt from pre-licensing and exams.
  • Illinois only allows amendments to a license if the license is active and the applicant holds an active resident license with an equivalent line of authority (LOA). Illinois does not charge a state fee for amendments.

  • Canadian applicants without a U.S. resident license cannot apply electronically.

  • If the Limited Lines Producer license is inactive or has a cancelled status on PDB, the insurance producer will then have to reapply for the license class so that the company can submit an appointment.

  • 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. Paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Illinois Department of Insurance
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62767-0001
United States

Special Instructions

James R Thomson Center
Attn: Rich Nitka Regulatory Unit

100 W Randolph St. Suite 9-301
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3395

Phone: (312) 814-5430
Fax: (312) 814-5416

Frequently Asked Questions

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

One Year

Pearson Vue (800) 274-0455
Candidate Handbook

  • Mail in a signed request (including your NPN #) over your signature to:

    Illinois Department of Insurance
    Attn: Licensing Unit
    320 W Washington St
    Springfield, IL 62767

  • Include one of the following proof of name change items with your request
    1. A copy of your marriage license
    2. A copy of your driver’s license, displaying your new name

Mail in a signed request (including entity license number) to:

Illinois Department of Insurance
Attn: Licensing Unit
320 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62767

Changes to Owner’s Partners Officers and Directors do not need to be reported to the state.

NIPR's Contact Change Request State Requirements (Illinois)

Mail in a signed request (including entity license number) to:

Illinois Department of Insurance
Attn: Licensing Unit
320 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62767

Mail in a signed request (including entity license number) to:

Illinois Department of Insurance
Attn: Licensing Unit
320 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62767