State Requirements

Texas / Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • All fees are per application.
  • Reinstatement fee charged per line of authority.

General Lines Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Amendment Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00

Personal Lines Property & Casualty Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00

Life Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00

Surplus Lines Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00

Managing General Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00

Limited Lines Agent

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $75.00
  • 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.
  • Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

General Lines Agent

Exam Required

  • Life, Accident, Health & Health Maintenance Organization
  • Property & Casualty

Life Agent

Exam Required

  • Life

Personal Lines Property & Casualty Agent

Exam Required

  • Personal Lines Property & Casualty

Surplus Lines Agent

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Managing General Agent

Exam Required

  • Managing General Agent - Property & Casualty

Limited Lines Agent

Exam Required

  • Limited Lines

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 license electronically.

Business Rules

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

  • Non-citizens of the U.S. must have a resident license for selling insurance in one of the fifty (50) U.S. states.

  • Applicant must provide valid: resident business address, mailing addresses, business phone number, personal email address, and a business email address.

  • Addresses may not contain a P.O. Box or Private Mailing Box.

  • Applicant's addresses must match the current PDB record for resident state where applicable.

  • Applicant must provide a valid SSN/FEIN (Tax ID) to process application.

  • Applicant must have an active equivalent license for the requested lines of authority (LOAs) in their resident state.

  • Applicant may not hold an active resident license in another state.

  • Applicant may reinstate through NIPR's Resident License (RL) Application between ninety-one (91) and three hundred and sixty-five (365) days after the expiration date, if the current status of the license is inactive, after one (1) year applicant may apply as new.

  • Surplus lines applicants must hold an active General Lines Agent - Property & Casualty or Managing General Agent / Managing General Agent - Property & Casualty license in Texas.

  • The variable line of authority is included under the following license classes and corresponding line of authority: 
    • General Lines Agent - Life, Accident, Health & Health Maintenance Organization
    • Life Agent - Life
  • Applicants who hold the license classes defined above with the respective line of authority may be appointed with a company that offers variable annuities or variable life.

  • The General Lines Agent - Property & Casualty includes the Personal Lines Property & Casualty Agent- Personal Lines Property & Casualty

  • The General Lines Agent- Life, Accident, Health & Health Maintenance Organization includes Life Agent - Life.

  • Applicant cannot apply for General Lines Agent -Property & Casualty AND General Lines Agent -Life, Accident, Health & Health Maintenance Organization simultaneously. Separate applications are required.

  • 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.

  • Due to variations in Texas state processing, it may take longer to process your application. Please visit for Texas processing dates and information.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Texas Department of Insurance
P. O. Box 12069
Austin, TX 78711-2069
United States

Special Instructions

If your application was submitted through NIPR's electronic application, please submit your documentation by attaching and sending them directly to;

NOTE: This is ONLY FOR NIPR electronic filings. Any other submissions/filing types sent to this email address will automatically be deleted.

Email Instructions:

If submitting documents via email, please provide the following information:

Subject: provide license type

Applicant Information

  • applicant’s full legal name

  • contact email address

  • NIPR transaction number

  • license type

  • individual or entity

  • qualification(s) / line of authority(s)

Submitter Information

  • name / firm name

  • position

  • email address

  • business address

  • business phone

Frequently Asked Questions

If your application was submitted through NIPR, there are two ways to print your license:

If you obtain a Producer EDGE account at no cost, there is no fee for printing your license from your Producer EDGE account. Refer to

A $5.00 dollar fee will be required to print your license at After the $5.00 fee is paid, copies may be printed for an additional 30 days at no extra charge.

Individuals Changing Residency to Texas must complete:
Application for Residency Change to Texas

Individuals/Entities changing residency from one non-resident state to another non-resident state must complete:
Licensee Name/Address Change Request Form

One Year

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Biographical Form and Certification of License Qualification Following a Change of Control   
*This does not apply to individuals, only entities.

Biographical Form and Certification of License Qualification Following a Change of Control   
*This does not apply to individuals, only entities.

To cancel or surrender a license or line of authority, the licensee must submit signed written notice to Texas Department of Insurance requesting to cancel the license or line of authority or in the case of an entity; written notice must be signed by the DRLP (officer, director or shareholder).  Written notice must include the license number and line of authority.