State Requirements

West Virginia / Resident Renewal / Individual

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

Insurance Producer

  • Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00

Surplus Lines

  • Renewal Fee: $200.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $100.00

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $100.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

  • Life
  • Accident & Sickness
  • Variable Annuity & Variable Life
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Car Rental
  • Credit
  • Crop Insurance
  • Travel
  • Self Storage
  • Surety
  • Title
  • Limited Lines – Other

Insurance Producer

  • Title

Insurance Producer

  • Self Storage
Adjuster

Company Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Crop Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required

Public Adjuster

  • No Line of Authority Required
BROKER

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Surplus Lines

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for individuals electronically.
  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
  • Late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal Application.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Business Rules

  • Applicants may late renew through the Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application up to one (1) year after license expiration date with status reason of renewal payment not received. After one (1) year, or if license is inactive with any other status reason for any length of time, applicants must apply as a new applicant through the Resident License (RL) Application.

  • Applicant must not have an inactive West Virginia license with status reason of suspended.

  • Applicant must renew all active renewable lines. Partial renewals are not allowed.

  • 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.

  • Applicants applying for the Self Storage line of authority must submit a supervising entity (a supervising entity is business entity that is a licensed insurance producer (this is rare) or an insurer (common) to West Virginia. The required form is located at WV Self-Storage/Supervising Entity Form. Please email this form to oicagentlicensing@wv.gov . If further assistance is needed, please contact the WVOIC's Agent Licensing Division at (304) 558-0610.

Insurance Producer

Renewal Period Begins: Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Last day of Birth Month Biennially

Surplus Lines

Renewal Period Begins: Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: May 31st Annually.

  • NIPR verifies compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application. 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.
  • Applicants renewing an Insurance Producer license class with one or more Major Lines of Authorities or a Viatical Settlement Broker license class must be CE compliant as determined by CE compliance field on PDB record.

 

Insurance Producer

  • Life
  • Accident and Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty 
  • Personal Lines 

 

Surplus Lines

  • No line of authority required

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
Agents Licensing & Education
P.O. Box 50541
Charleston, WV 25305-0541
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Pearson Vue 1-(800)-274-2614
West Virginia Insurance

  • One Year

  • Every business entity must notify the department in writing of any change in their O/P/O/D - Owners, Officers, Partners, Directors. There is no form or fee to make changes. The notice should be in writing and should contain the business entity name and FEIN and the reported changes. The notice can be faxed, mailed or emailed to the Department.
  • OICagentlicensing@wv.gov

Fingerprinting is required of all new resident producers, producers amending their license adding a major line and any new resident licensees relocating from another state.  To learn more about the fingerprinting requirement, please visit:
Fingerprint FAQs

  • When relocating from another state to West Virginia, a letter of clearance (if state provides) is required.  When relocating to another state from West Virginia, it is suggested the individual contact the state to see if a letter of clearance is required or if cancelling the license with WV is sufficient.  WV does provide letters of clearance, if required from the relocating state.
  • The fee is $10 and the form that is required to be completed and submitted to WV is found at: 
    Request for Letter of Clearance & Certification
  •  Letters of clearance are valid for 90 days or an individual may apply within 90 days of cancellation.