State Requirements

Illinois / 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.

 

Insurance Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $180.00

Surplus Lines Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $400.00

Navigator Certificate

  • Renewal Fee: $0.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Applicant not charged a state fee, only NIPR transaction fee.
  • 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
  • Motor Vehicle

Surplus Lines Producer

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Navigator Certificate

  • Certified Application Counselor
  • In Person Counselor
  • Navigator

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.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Applicant Cannot

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

  • 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.

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

  • An affiliation is not required and the applicant may skip the "Affiliations" page on the uniform application.

  • CE is not required for the Navigator Certificate license class. Illinois Department of Insurance requires proof that the Navigator Federal Training was taken before issuing a Navigator license for renewal. Please scan and email a copy of the certificate of completion of the entire federal training provided at the end of the online training course to the Illinois Department of Insurance.

  • Renewal is determined by the expiration date of the license number. insurance producers may electronically renew their license if the license is only for these major lines of authority (LOAs) including Life, Health, Property, Casualty, Variable, Personal Lines, or Motor Vehicle. Electronic renewals will be available up to ninety (90) days prior to your license expiration date.

  • Electronic renewals must be renewed for all active lines.

  • Applicants with expired licenses must reinstate through Resident License (RL) Application.

  • Renewal certified education requirements for major LOAs, surplus lines, and title:
    • Effective January 1st, 2010 - applicant must have three (3) hours of classroom or webinar ethics study before they can renew. **
    • Before insurance producer can renew electronically, Producer Database (PDB) must show insurance producer as certified education compliant.
  • Surplus lines applicants must hold an insurance producer license with equivalent property and casualty LOA in Illinois.

  • Illinois Department of Insurance requires proof that the Navigator Federal Training was taken before issuing a navigator license for renewal. Please scan and email a copy of the certificate of completion of the entire federal training provided at the end of the online training course to the Illinois Department of Insurance.

  • 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 - the last day of birth month.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Surplus Lines Producer

Renewal Period: Annually ninety (90) days prior to expiration date - the day license was issued.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Navigator Certificate

Renewal Period: Forty-five (45) days before license expiration date - the day license was issued.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

  • NIPR verifies compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application. 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.

Insurance Producer

  • Casualty
  • Health
  • Life
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Personal Lines, P&C
  • Property

 

Navigator Certificate

  • Certified Application Counselor
  • In Person Counselor
  • Navigator 

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