State Requirements

Pennsylvania / 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.

Resident Producer Individual

  • Fee: $55.00
  • Amendment Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $55.00

Resident Limited Lines Producer Individual

  • Fee: $55.00
  • Amendment Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $55.00

Resident Surplus Lines Producer

  • Fee: $200.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $200.00

Resident Title Agent

  • Fee: $55.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $55.00

Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Fee: $55.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $55.00

Resident Public Adjuster

  • Fee: $200.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $200.00

Resident Viatical Settlements Broker

  • Fee: $100.00
  • Reinstatement 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

Resident Producer Individual

Exam Required

  • Life & Fixed Annuities
  • Accident & Health
  • Variable Life/Variable Annuity
  • Property & Allied Lines
  • Casualty & Allied Lines
  • Personal Lines

Resident Limited Lines Travel Insurance Producer Individual

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required.

Resident Surplus Lines Producer

Exam Required

  • Property & Casualty
Adjuster

Resident Public Adjuster

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required.
OTHER

Resident Limited Lines Producer Individual

Exam Required

  • Credit Products
  • Crop Hail
  • Portable Electronics Insurance
  • Restricted Property
  • Restricted Fraternal
  • Self-Service Storage

No Exam Required

  • Motor Vehicle Rental

Resident Title Agent

Exam Required

  • Title

Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required.

Resident Viatical Settlements Broker

Exam Required

  • 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.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License (RL) Application.
  • Print Licenses Electronically.

Business Rules

  • Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

  • Applicant cannot apply for a resident license when active non-resident license exists in Pennsylvania.

  • Applicant must enter FINRA CRD number on application if applying for Variable Life/Variable Annuity.

  • Surplus Lines license applicant must have an active Resident Producer license with Property & Allied Lines and Casualty & Allied Lines prior to applying.

  • Applicants may reapply for a new license electronically one year after license expiration date.

  • Applicants may reapply through Resident Licensing (RL) if the license status is inactive and the status reason is not "Failure to Renew – Reinstateable" or "Canceled for Continuing Education – Reinstateable".

  • All LOAs that do NOT have the status reason "Failure to Renew- Reinstateable" or "Suspended for Continuing Ed – Reinstateable" must reapply through Resident Licensing (RL) for a new license.

  • 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 summarizing the details of each incident.
    • A copy of the petition, complaint or other document that commenced the criminal, lawsuit, arbitration, or mediation proceedings.
    • A copy of the official document, which demonstrates the resolution of the charges or any final judgment. Pennsylvania will also accept emailed documentation to the compliance unit.
  • Resident Public Adjuster, Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser and Resident Viatical Settlements Broker license classes cannot reapply through initial application from 1 to 60 days after license expiration. Applicant is allowed to late renew through RLR up to 60 days following license expiration date.

  • Applicants applying for the following license classes must pass required examination:
    • Resident Producer Individual
    • Resident Surplus Lines
    • Resident Title Agent
    • Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser
    • Resident Public Adjuster
    • Resident Viatical Settlement
  • All individual applicants are required to submit fingerprint documentation to the state of Pennsylvania. The following classes are EXCLUDED from fingerprint requirements:
    • Amendment applications
    • Resident Viatical Settlement Broker
    • Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser
    • Resident Surplus Lines Producer
  • Individuals should not register for a fingerprinting appointment and submit their fingerprints until after they have passed any examination requirements and applied for licensure. Any fingerprint results received without a corresponding license application will be destroyed, and individuals will be required to repay the fingerprinting fee and resubmit their fingerprints at an IdentoGO center.
  • Applicants cannot reapply for or reinstate license day 61 through day 63 after expiration date (may apply on day 64).

  • Applicants applying for Resident Title Agent license must be appointed with an insurer.

  • Applicants applying for Restricted Fraternal must submit an affidavit required by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance.

  • All Resident Public Adjusters must use a contract approved by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Sample contract can be found on the website at www.insurance.pa.gov/licensees.

  • All Resident Public Adjusters must obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of no less than $20,000 prior to transacting business as a Public Adjuster in Pennsylvania.

  • All Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser applicants must complete a training course or have six (6) months of continuous experience related to this field (experience or course completion must have been obtained within the last three years). Fax or email a copy of your job description(s) showing you meet the six months continuous experience; or fax or email a completion certificate for special Education or training related to appraising motor vehicle physical damage to 717-787-8553 or email address is ra-in-producer@pa.gov.

  • Please email the compliance unit on the state website with any questions concerning documentation requirements.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1326 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

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

One Year from the passing date

PSI- or (800-733-9267)

PA does not track the owners, officer, partners, directors, etc. of a business entity unless the individual is a DRLP.

Reapplication is required.  Please contact the state at 717-787-3840, option 3, or ra-in-producer@pa.gov for guidance on the change of home state process.

For resident individual producers who need to obtain a clearance letter or surrender their license for change of home state purposes, a clearance letter request form can be obtained here

For non-resident individual producers, the license may simply expire by disregarding the renewal invoice.  DO NOT submit a clearance letter request form, as it will be returned.

To cancel a line of authority, please contact the state at 717-787-3840, option 3, or ra-in-producer@pa.gov  for guidance.