State Requirements

Wisconsin / Resident Renewal / Individual

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

Intermediary (Producer) Individual

  • Fee: $35.00

Employee Benefit Plan Administrator

  • Fee: $100.00

Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement)

  • Fee: $250.00

Managing General Agent Individual

  • Fee: $35.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • Fee: $35.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • Fee: $35.00

Surplus Lines

  • Fee: $100.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.
PRODUCER

Intermediary (Producer) Individual

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

  • No Line of Authority Required

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • No Line of Authority Required

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 (RLR) Application.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Submit partial renewals.

Business Rules

  • 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.

  • Note: Wisconsin now uses the National Producer Number (NPN) as the license number.

  • Intermediary (Producer) Individuals can reinstate their license up to one year past their license expiration date. The license must be in Expired status. This is done through the Resident Licensing (RL) application.

  • Applicant cannot late renew a license that is in Inactive status. Applicant must reapply through NIPR's Resident License (RL) Application.

  • Applicant must renew all active lines held at renewal. No partial renewals are allowed. If applicant does not wish to renew all lines of authority, applicant will need to surrender those lines of authority first by sending a statement to ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov before the renewal can be submitted. After the lines of authority are in 'Voluntary Surrender' status on the Producer Database (PDB), applicant will be able to use renew the license.

  • Surplus Lines applicants must actively hold a Wisconsin Intermediary (Producer) Individual license with Property and Casualty lines.

  • Life Settlement Brokers (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 submit 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.

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.

    Employee Benefit Plan Administrator

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

    Renewal Period Ends: Annually on August 1 each year.

    Late Renewal Period: 60 days after license expiration

    Life Settlement Broker (Viatical Settlement)

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

    Renewal Period Ends: Annually on July 1 each year.

    Managing General Agent 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.

    Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

    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.

    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.

    • 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.

    Intermediary (Producer) Individual

    • Life
    • Accident and Health
    • Property
    • Casualty
    • Personal Lines P&C

    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.

    • 30 days