State Requirements

Kentucky / Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • Fees are per application.
  • Reinstatements:
    • If applicant is applying within twelve (12) months of license termination, the exam fee is waived for inactive LOAs held. Regular license fees apply and there will be no additional reinstatement fee.
    • If all LOAs are inactive the class fee will be assessed. If one (1) or more LOAs are active, then the class fee will be waived.
    • Reinstatement only example: Individual producer reinstating life and variable license would have a reinstatement fee of $40.00 (class fee) + $40.00 (life LOA) + $40.00 (variable LOA) = $120.00.
    • If all LOAs are inactive the class fee will be assessed. If one (1) or more LOAs are active, then the class fee will be waived.
    • Reinstatement only example: Individual producer reinstating life and variable license would have a reinstatement fee of $40.00 (class fee) + $40.00 (life LOA) + $40.00 (variable LOA) = $120.00.
  • Amendment: Regular license fees apply.
    • Amendment Example: Individual producer adding life license would have an amendment fee of
    • $40.00 (life LOA) + $50.00 (life exam) = $90.00.
  • Amendment Example: Individual producer adding life license would have an amendment fee of
  • $40.00 (life LOA) + $50.00 (life exam) = $90.00.
  • Reinstatement and Amendment:
    • If all LOAs are inactive, class fee will be assessed. If one (1) or more LOAs are active, then class fee will be waived.
    • Reinstatement and Amendment Example: Individual producer reinstating life and variable license plus adding new line of property would have a reinstatement fee of $40.00 (class fee) + $40.00 (life LOA) + $40.00 (Variable LOA) = $120.00. Amendment fee would be $40.00 (property LOA) + $50.00 (exam fee) = $90.00. Total reinstatement and amendment fee would be $210.00.
    • If all LOAs are inactive, class fee will be assessed. If one (1) or more LOAs are active, then class fee will be waived.
  • Reinstatement and Amendment Example:
  • Individual producer reinstating life and variable license plus adding new line of property would have a reinstatement fee of $40.00 (class fee) + $40.00 (life LOA) + $40.00 (Variable LOA) = $120.00.
  • Amendment fee would be $40.00 (property LOA) + $50.00 (exam fee) = $90.00. Total reinstatement and amendment fee would be $210.00.

Agent

  • Fee: $40.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: PLUS $40.00 per LOA Fee AND $50.00 Exam Fee (excluding Variable Life & Annuity)

Administrator

  • Fee: $50.00

Apprentice Adjuster

  • Fee: $25.00

Independent Adjuster

  • Fee: $100.00

Public Adjuster

  • Fee: $100.00

Staff Adjuster

  • Fee: $100.00

Administrator

  • Fee: $50.00

Consultant

  • Fee: $150.00

Life Agent Registered as Life Settlement Broker

  • Fee: $250.00

Life Settlement Broker without Life Agent License

  • Fee: $300.00

Life Settlement Provider

  • Fee: $500.00

Managing General Agent

  • Fee: $100.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • Fee: $100.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • Fee: $100.00

Rental Vehicle Managing Employee

  • Fee: $40.00

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee: $100.00
  • NIPR does not verify exams prior to allowing submission of an application, however, an exam is required prior to the states approval of the request.
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
PRODUCER

Agent

Exam Required

  • Life
  • Health
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Crop
  • Travel

No Exam Required

  • Variable Life/Variable Annuity
  • Credit
  • Self-Service Storage Space
Adjuster

Apprentice Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Independent Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Property & Casualty
  • Crop
  • Workers' Compensation

Public Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Property & Casualty

Staff Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Property & Casualty
  • Crop
  • Workers' Compensation
OTHER

Administrator

  • No Line of Authority Required

Consultant

Exam Required

  • Life & Health
  • Property & Casualty

Life Agent Registered as Life Settlement Broker

  • No Line of Authority Required

Life Settlement Broker

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Life Settlement Provider

  • No Line of Authority Required

Managing General Agent

  • No Line of Authority Required

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • No Line of Authority Required

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • No Line of Authority Required

Rental Vehicle Managing Employee

  • No Line of Authority Required

Surplus Line Broker

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license for individuals electronically.
  • Submit for major lines of authority.
  • Submit for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit for surplus lines for individuals.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License Application (RL).
  • Print licenses electronically.

Business Rules

  • Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth, with an exception for Administrator applicants, who must be at least twenty-one (21) years old.

  • Applicants who are non-citizens must provide a copy of work authorization or green card.

  • Applicant must hold or apply for life to hold a variable line of authority (LOA).

  • Applicant must actively hold or apply for property and casualty LOA to hold a surplus lines broker license or a managing general agent license.

  • Applicant cannot actively hold independent adjuster license in conjunction with public adjuster, or staff adjuster license.

  • Applicant cannot hold public adjuster license in conjunction with staff or independent adjuster license.

  • Applicant cannot hold staff adjuster license in conjunction with public or independent adjuster license.

  • Applicants applying for the variable LOA must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

  • To apply for life agent registered as life settlement broker license, applicant must have held an active agent life license for at least one (1) year.

  • All reinsurance intermediary broker and managers must provide list of insurers to be represented. The state will verify agent or surplus lines broker license needed to hold this license.

  • 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.

Contact Information

Address

Kentucky Department of Insurance
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street, 2 SE 11
Frankfort, KY 40601
United States

Mailing Address

Kentucky Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 517
Frankfort, KY 40602
United States

Special Instructions

License Printing & eService

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Exams are valid up to 12 months.