State Requirements

Virginia / Resident Licensing / Individual

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

Insurance Producer

  • Fee: $15.00
  • Amendment Fee: $15.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: All fees are charged per line of authority

Limited Lines Producer

  • Fee: $15.00
  • Amendment Fee: $15.00

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee: $50.00

Consultant (Per LOA)

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Amendment Fee: $50.00

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • Fee: $50.00

Public Adjuster

  • Fee: $250.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.

  • NIPR does not verify exams prior to allowing submission of an application, however, an exam is required prior to the state's approval of the request.

  • Consultant - Need to either hold equivalent producer license or pass the equivalent exam

  • Surplus Lines - Residents must be P&C licensed.

PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

Exam Required

  • Life & Annuities
  • Health
  • Variable Contracts
  • Property & Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Title

Limited Lines Producer

  • Credit
  • Motor Vehicle Rental Contract (Car Rental)
  • Limited Lines Property & Casualty
  • Limited Lines Life & Health
Adjuster

Public Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Public Adjuster
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Surplus Lines

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • Viatical Settlement Broker
OTHER

Consultant

  • Life & Health Consultant
  • Property & Casualty Consultant

Applicant Can

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

Business Rules

  • Requirements for All Applicants
    • Please allow a minimum of fifteen (15) business days for processing before contacting the Bureau concerning the status of an application. To search for Virginia license numbers please visit the state website.
    • Please note: An application is considered unapproved and closed after thirty (30) calendar days if the applicant does not provide all required documentation. A new application and non-refundable processing fee is required.
    • Be at least 18 years old or older
    • Pass appropriate licensing exam, if applicable
    • Provide Virginia State Police (VSP) Criminal History Record Report (CHRR) that’s under 90 days old
    • Phone and fax numbers provided may not begin with a one (1)
    • Use Virginia address for applicant’s mailing and residence address
    • Do NOT use business addresses or PO Boxes
    • 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.
  • Variable Contracts:
    • A FINRA Central Registry Depository (CRD) number must be provided on the application.  You can verify your CRD number on FINRA's website.
    • Applicant must also hold or apply for a Virginia Life & Annuities producer license.
  • Viatical Settlement Broker:
    • Within 60 days of licensure and by March 1 annually thereafter, a Viatical Settlement Broker (VSB) must certify implementation of anti-fraud initiatives reasonably calculated to detect, prosecute, and prevent fraudulent viatical settlement acts to the Commission.
    • Complete the Annual Certification of Anti-Fraud Initiatives Form, then email completed certifications and/or any questions concerning your compliance status to VSBAnti-FraudPlan@scc.virginia.gov.
  • License-specific Requirements
    • Property & Casualty:
      • Applicants applying for a Property & Casualty license may not apply for a Personal Lines license and vice versa.
    • Surplus Lines Broker:
      • Applicants must actively hold a Property & Casualty producer license.
      • Residents must certify that they will keep a $25,000 bond in force in favor of the Commonwealth for as long as the license is effective

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, VA 23218
United States

Special Instructions

Special Instructions/Links

License Number Search

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 183 calendar days

  • Not required to be reported to Virginia

  • Moving from another state to Virginia 
    • Your resident license in your previous home state must be inactivated to obtain a Virginia resident license.
    • If you apply within 90 days of inactivating your previous resident license, you will not be required to take the exam or get a Criminal History Record Report (CHRR) for licenses held in your previous home state.
    • Your Virginia nonresident license will remain active during the 90- day period.
    • Your appointments will remain active unless terminated for other reasons.
  • Moving from Virginia to another state:
    • Clearance letter, which when processed terminates all active licenses and appointments in Virginia, is required when moving to another state.
    • Visit Downloadable Forms to download the Service Request Form.
    • After obtaining a license in your new home state, visit Online Services & Information to apply for your Virginia nonresident license.