State Requirements

Michigan / Resident Renewal / Individual

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

Surplus Lines

  • Renewal Fee: $100.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
OTHER

Surplus Lines

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for individuals electronically (Surplus Lines only).

Applicant Cannot

  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application
  • Submit partial renewals (only applies on active licenses).
  • Print licenses electronically.

Business Rules

  • Applicant must provide a valid business e-mail.

  • Individual's license number is the National Producer Number (NPN).

  • Applicants are allowed to use P.O. Boxes for mailing addresses. A physical address is required in the residence or home address only. 

  • Address or name changes are not allowed on renewal applications.

  • No continuing education verification required before application.

  • Licenses renew annually. The renewal window will open February 1st and close end of day March 31st.

  • Applicant must be applying to renew all active lines held on license. No partial renewals are allowed.

  • If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents are stated as follows and may be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax:
    • A written statement explaining the circumstances.
    • A certified copy of the official document which demonstrates the resolution of the charges or any final judgment.
  • Michigan does not discuss pending applications with anyone except for the applicant. Applicants must call or submit an e-mail to the state directly to obtain the status of a pending application. Please allow 10 - 14 business days to review the transaction and provide a response or request for additional information. If you have not received an update within this time frame you may contact the state directly to request a status and determine if additional documentation is required. You may select the state name on the following link http://nipr.com/map_contact_faq.htm  to review the states contact information.

  • Prior to filing an application applicant's with conviction histories are strongly encouraged to review Chapter 12 of the Michigan Insurance Code and the Guiding Principles found Michigan's state website for complete information on license eligibility.

  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.

Surplus Lines

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: Annually February 1st.
  • Ends: Annually March 31st.

NIPR does not verify compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application, however compliance is required prior to the states approval of the request. 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.

You may also review additional information related to Continuing Education on the states website: https://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-13648_60666_77187---,00.html

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS)
530 W. Allegan St, 7th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933-1521
United States

Special Instructions

Michigan does not offer license printing services electronically.

To document licensure, companies should make a screen print of the producer's license status from the DIFS Insurance License Locator or from NIPR'S Producer Database (PDB).

Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan does not offer online license printing. Licensees must contact the state.

  • One Year

Currently Michigan mails licenses by USPS to the applicants mailing address. The licensee must wait 10-14 business days to receive the Michigan license. The state will not send a license by email or fax. https://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-22535_23032-69061--,00.html

  • PSI- or (800-733-9267).
  • Link on our website for exam information.