State Requirements

Wisconsin/ Non-Resident Renewal/ Individuals

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

Intermediary (Producer) Individual

  • Renewal Fee: $70.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $140.00

Employee Benefit Plan Administrator

  • Renewal Fee: $100.00

Life Settlement Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $250.00

Managing General Agent Individual

  • Renewal Fee: $70.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $70.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • Renewal Fee: $70.00

Surplus Lines

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

Intermediary (Producer) Individual

  • Life
  • Accident & Health
  • Variable Annuity/Variable Life
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines P&C
  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Surety
  • Travel
  • Legal Expense
  • Title
BROKER

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Employee Benefit Plan Administrator

  • No Line of Authority Required

Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement)

  • No Line of Authority Required

Managing General Agent Individual

  • No Line of Authority Required

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • 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.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Submit late renew through NIPR's Non-Resident Renewal (NRR) Application.
  • Submit partial renewals allowed.

Business Rules

Employee Benefit Plan Administrator applicants must submit the following to the state:

  • Proof of a new original Performance Bond (signed & sealed) between $15,000.00 and $500,000.00.
  • Financial Statements for the administrator's most recent completed fiscal year. (balance sheet & income statement). NOTE: The financial statements must be those of the applicant. If the financial statements combine the applicant with parent or affiliated entities, they must include a deconsolidating spreadsheet breaking out the applicant's balance sheet and income statement. Statements are not required to be audited.
  • Applicants must mail original performance bond directly to the state. All other documentation may be submitted via email at ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov.

Applicants Please Read: Once your application has been submitted to the State of Wisconsin, you will have 90 days to submit any required information/requirements. Failure to supply the required documentation will cause your application to be CLOSED as EXPIRED. Fees are non-refundable.

If you applied for a license type in error, you will need to submit a written request to our office requesting the withdrawal of the application. The application process and the withdrawal of the application represents an administrative expense for the agency and, therefore, the fees are non-refundable.

 

The Intermediary (Agent) Individual license on the Producer Database and license certificate will display as Intermediary (Producer) Individual on the online application to help Producers select the correct license class. These two license class names are the same.

Please note Wisconsin now uses the National Producer Number (NPN) as the license number.

Applicant must hold an active, renewable license in Wisconsin to renew.

Applicant cannot late renew an Inactive license. Applicant must reapply through NIPR’s Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.

Life Settlement Firm (Viatical Settlement) applicants must submit the following to the state for renewal:

  • An original endorsement from a licensed insurer identifying professional liability insurance held in an amount not less than $1 million total annual aggregate.
  • A list of licensed providers and provide the name and addresses of companies the broker will be representing.
  • Provide evidence of completion of the life settlement 2-hour training requirement
  • Applicants can e-mail the documentation to the state.

Employee Benefit Plan Administrators are required to submit the following to the state for renewal:

  • If any changes in bond coverage, proof of a new original Performance Bond (signed & sealed) between $15,000.00 and $500,000.00 if there has been any change.
  • Financial Statements for the administrator’s most recent completed fiscal year. (balance sheet & income statement).
  • Applicants must mail original performance bond directly to the state. All other documentation may be submitted via email at ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov.

Individual Navigator applicants are required to subumit the following to the state via paper only:

  • Applicant affiliated with registered navigator entity shall submit evidence from a licensed insurer of a bond (or other evidence of financial responsibility) held by the entity in an amount no less than $100,000.
  • Evidence of completion of the federal training mandated by the exchange.
  • Completion of 8 hours of accident & health specific continuing education.
  • Applicants can e-mail the documentation to the state.

Contact the state for further instruction regarding Navigator renewals.

Note: An affiliation is not required and the applicant may skip the "Affiliations" page on the uniform application.

For user guides & walk-through of our electronic application please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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.

Please check Announcements for any last minute notifications about the states to which you are applying.

Applicant should submit required documentation by license expiration date. Failure to submit requested information will result in the application being closed as expired and the Wisconsin license inactivated. All fees are non-refundable.

If you applied for a license type in error, you will need to submit a written request to our office requesting the withdrawal of the application. The application process and the withdrawal of the application represents an administrative expense for the agency and, therefore, the fees are non-refundable.

Intermediary (Producer) Individual

Renewal Period Begins: Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Biennially at the end of licensee's birth month, in the odd or even license issue year.

Managing General Agent Individual, Reinsurance Intermediary Broker, Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

Renewal Period Begins: Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Biennially at the end of licensee's birth month, in the odd or even license issue year.

Surplus Lines

Renewal Period Begins: Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Annually at the end of licensee's birth month, every year.

Employee Benefit Plan Administrator

Renewal Period Begins: Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Annually on August 1 each year.

Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement)

Renewal Period Begins: Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date.

Renewal Period Ends: Annually on July 1 each year.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Wisconsin Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Mailing - Agent Licensing
P.O. Box 7872
Madison, WI 53707-7872
United States

Phone: 608-266-8699
Toll Free: (800) 236-8517
SBS Phone: 608-266-8699
License inquiries and supporting documentation:: ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov
State Based System Help: sbshelp@naic.org

Go to State Website

Special Instructions

License inquiries and supporting documentation: ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

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

https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/Agents/ExamRequirements.aspx

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