A licensee shall apply to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (”DCCA”) and the Insurance Commissioner for approval of the use or change of a trade name.
Insurance producer and surplus lines applicants must successfully pass the Hawaii insurance producer licensing exam(s). Hawaii does not allow any professional insurance designations as exemptions to licensing examinations.
An appointment form does not need to be submitted with the application. However, to §431:9A-114 Appointments: (a) an insurance producer shall not act as an agent of an insurer unless the insurance producer becomes an appointed agent of that insurer or is contracted with and appointed by an insurance producer so appointed.
Applicants must provide a valid Hawaii residence or business address. Address may not contain a P.O. Box.
Licensees must have a General Excise Tax License, as required under the tax laws for the State of Hawaii. Please contact the state Department of Taxation for more information.
Fingerprinting is required for resident license applications, effective November 1st, 2010:
- Applicants are required to be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application for initial license or license reactivation.
- To obtain fingerprints, contact our fingerprinting vendor, FieldPrint, to schedule an appointment. Fees for fingerprinting (including state and federal submission fees) are collected by FieldPrint.
Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application. If you need to verify your CRD number you may use the Broker Search feature found on FINRA’s website.
All phone and fax numbers entered on application must contain ten (10) digits.
When applying for surplus lines broker license, applicant must only apply for casualty, property, or personal lines.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Business email and business phone are required fields.
Applicant may not enter the following address as the residence or business address:
- 350 Ward Ave., Suite 106
Honolulu, HI 96814
If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. Documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.