State Requirements

Illinois / Non-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.
  • If the current date exceeds the expiration date, insurance producers must apply via the Non-Resident License (NRL) Application and pay double the normal license fee until twelve (12) months have transpired since expiration. After twelve (12) months, insurance producers must apply for a new license through the NRL application.
  • LOA renewal fee is prorated only if the LOA expiration date is greater than the license expiration date. If the LOA expiration date is less than or equal to the license expiration date, there is no prorating the $50.00 fee.

Insurance Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $250.00

Non-Resident Limited Lines Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $200.00

Surplus Lines Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $400.00

Travel Insurance

  • Renewal Fee: $500.00
  • 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 Contracts
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines, P&C
  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Motor Vehicle

Limited Lines Producer

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Travel Insurance

  • No Line of Authority Required

Surplus Lines Producer

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Late renew through NIPR's Non-Resident Renewal (NRR) Application.
  • Submit partial renewals.

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

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

  • If applicant holds both Motor Vehicle line of authority (LOA) and Property LOA, only the renewal of Property LOA will be allowed. The Property LOA includes Motor Vehicle.

  • Limited Lines Producer license class can only be renewed by a company during the annual appointment renewal period for Illinois.

  • Illinois only allows amendments to an insurance producer license if the license is active. The applicant must meet the pre-licensing and exam requirements to apply for requested lines of authority (LOAs).

  • There must be no serious:
    • Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) actions for the applicant since last renewal.
    • Special Activities Database (SAD) actions for the applicant since last renewal.
  • If so, please contact the state for assistance.

  • Applicants whose license expired within the last twelve (12) months must reinstate that license through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) 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, email, or fax. Paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Insurance Producer

Renewal Period: Biennially  ninety (90) days prior to expiration date - original issue date of license.

Late Renewal: N/A.  

Surplus Lines Producer

Renewal Period: Annually ninety (90) days prior to expiration date -  original issue date of license.

Late Renewal: N/A. 

Travel Insurance

Renewal Period: Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date - 5/31 annually

Late Renewal: N/A. 

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.

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