State Requirements

Rhode Island / Non-Resident Licensing No Home State / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • Unless noted, all fees are charged per application.

Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser

  • Fee: $150.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $200.00

Company/ Independent Adjuster

  • Fee: $250.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $300.00

Emergency Adjuster

  • Fee: $0.00

Title

  • Fee: $120.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $170.00

Emergency Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser

  • Fee: $0.00

Line of Authority Amendment

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • For information related to examination requirement including scheduling an examination please review information available on the state's website:Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
Adjuster

Emergency Adjuster

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Company/ Independent Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Property/Casualty
  • WORKERS COMPENSATION

No Exam Required

  • Crop
OTHER

Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Title

No Exam Required

  • Title

Emergency Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license for individuals electronically.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's No Home State License Application.
  • Print license electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Submit major lines of authority.
  • Submit limited lines of authority.

Business Rules

  • Applicant must not have an active resident state license on PDB in any state.

  • Company/Independent Adjusters and Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser applicants must provide a certified background check from their resident state.

  • In order for an applicant to apply for or reinstate through the No Home State initial application for an Individual Adjuster (Company/Independent Adjuster) the applicant MUST NOT have an active nonresident adjuster license on PDB (in any other state). Note: Public Adjusters will be treated as Producers.

  • Company/Independent and Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser applicants must pass the required state exam for the new license or line of authority requested.

  • Applicants that have an inactive Rhode Island license that has expired within the past one year will be referred to no Home State Renewals to reinstate the license. Note:  Any license that has a status reason other than Expired or that has been inactive more than 1 year can apply through No Home State initials as a new application. 

  • Applicants that have LOAs that can be reinstated will not be allowed to apply for new LOAs until the license is reinstated.

  • The Emergency Adjuster and Emergency Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser licenses are temporary licenses that are active for 120 days. The day after expiration date, applicant is eligible to apply for a new license through No home State initials and does not renew.

  • Emergency, Public, Company/ Independent Adjuster licenses cannot be actively held simultaneously or held with Emergency Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser license.

  • Applicant for Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser license class must provide an employment affidavit if not currently employed with an insurance company.

  • Applicant must provide either residence or business address that is not in the state of Rhode Island.

  • 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

Mailing Address

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
Attention: Licensing
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 69-2
Cranston, RI 02920
United States

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