State Requirements

Are you eligible to apply for a license or renew a license? Knowing your state requirements for insurance licensing is an important step before applying for a license. Select the state and license type to read the requirements to determine your eligibility.

  • First Time License / New License / Reinstatement / Add Line of Authority: A first-time applicant is an applicant for an insurance license that has never held a license before in the state and must meet that state’s license requirements. Note: Several states also require those who failed to renew within the renewal period to submit a new license application.
  • License Renewal: Renewal – Continuation of the license or appointment beyond the original date of expiration. Renewals vary from annually to every four years and most resident individual renewals have a continuing education requirement that must be met prior to the state accepting the license renewal request.
  • Change Contact Information: Actively licensed individuals may use the contact change request tool to submit requests to update physical address(es), email address(es), and phone numbers. For business entity changes, view the list of participating states and their business rules on the Contact Change Information page.