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Massachusetts Surplus Lines Applicants: Massachusetts Surplus Lines initial resident applications will continue to be accepted as usual from March 15th to March 22nd, 2013; however these applications will not be processed by the state of Massachusetts until Monday, March 25th.

Alabama Resident Business Entities: You may now renew your Resident Business Entity Producer license online.

Alabama: License numbers will no longer include the beginning alpha character or any leading zeros. Example: "A012345" will be "12345" or "A001234" will be "1234".

Arizona Non-Resident Adjuster Applicants: Effective immediately, Arizona Non-Resident Adjuster licenses will no longer be available electronically until further notice.

Connecticut Applicants: The State of Connecticut Insurance Department is pleased to announce that licensees will now have the ability to print their own licenses free of charge. We will no longer mail hard copies of licenses, effective December 1, 2010.

The Print –A-License option may be found under “Verify a License” on our website at

Please contact the Licensing Unit at or
860-297-3845 with any questions.

Delaware Renewal Applicants: DE license numbers are 7 digits. If you received a renewal notice with a license number that has only 6 digits, please add a 0 to the beginning of your license number when signing in to renew your license.

Illinois licensees: PDB is displaying identical locations for residence, business and mailing addresses for a select number of IL producers and business entities. If you are experiencing this issue and your license is active, you may use the Address Change Request application ( to edit the addresses on PDB for no charge. If your license is inactive and you would still like to correct or edit these addresses, you must reinstate your IL license and have it show as active on PDB before using the ACR application to make these changes.

Illinois Business Entity Applicants: Your IL license number has been changed from the entity's FEIN to a number generated by SBS. If you do not know your new license number, you can find it using the following link:

Illinois Residents: Your IL license number has been changed to your National Producer Number (NPN). If you do not know your NPN, you can find it using the National Producer Number (NPN) Access application ( This link is also located on the bottom, left-hand corner of the NIPR home page ( Please remove any leading zeros from the NPN.

Kansas Applicants: Please be advised the Resident Licensing and Renewal applications are currently open for Excess Lines only.

Maryland Residents: When entering license number on NIPR applications, please do not include the prefix/Alpha characters (example RPI)or the leading zeros. Here is example 9998989 of what it should look like.

Michigan surplus lines, adjuster, solicitor and counselor renewal applicants: NIPR is currently accepting resident and non-resident renewal applications for the state of Michigan. Surplus lines, solicitor and counselor renewal applicants should select from the resident and non-resident producer renewal links on NIPR. Adjuster renewal applicants should select from the resident and non-resident adjuster links on NIPR. The individual license number for Michigan resident licensees is the individual’s Social Security Number (SSN) and the business entity license number for Michigan resident licensees is the business entity’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Michigan non-resident adjusters, counselors and solicitors whose home (residence) state does not require licensure should be aware that NIPR is unable to process renewal applications for adjuster, counselor and solicitor licensees who are not licensed in their resident home state.  If you are a non-resident adjuster, counselor or solicitor licensee and are unable to renew your license via NIPR, please contact Michigan Insurance Licensing.

Missouri Applicants: MO application fees are NON REFUNDABLE. Avoid these common errors, which result in non-refundable payment of fees.

  1. Applicant marked the incorrect line of authority when completing the application.
  2. Applicant applied for an agency license that was already held by the agency.
  3. Applicant completed two identical applications.
  4. Applicant applied for a license they are not required to hold.
  5. Applicant applied for a license they were not qualified to hold.

Nebraska Applicants: Nebraska no longer mails licenses to Insurance Producers. Licensees can print their own licenses via Nebraska license numbers for individuals will be the same as the National Producer Numbers (NPNs), which can be found by visiting

New Jersey Applicants:New Jersey no longer mails licenses to Insurance Producers and Public Adjusters. Licensees can print their own licenses via

  • To be assured all information has been received and loaded onto our licensing system, please wait 24 hours after a transaction is approved by the Department to print the license.

New Mexico Business Entities: For the renewal period beginning March 1, 2013, the state of New Mexico is requiring all resident business entities renew their license by submitting a paper application this year.

New Mexico Applicants: New Mexico is not accepting electronic renewals for any adjuster class licenses, even though these license types may display as being available for renewal within the application.

North Carolina Business Entities: For the North Carolina resident business entities renewals – the business entity license number is the FEIN number entered without dashes.

North Carolina Resident Producers: North Carolina uses your national producer number (NPN)as your license number. You may be required to provide your NPN to perform electronic processes through NIPR based on this transition and other states' business rules. If you do not know your NPN, you may access this information at the following link:

North Carolina Renewals: If you are applying to renew a NC resident license for an individual, the license number and NPN are identical (do not use leading zeros on the license number). If you are applying to renew a license for a business entity, use the Federal ID (FEIN) number without the dash.

Ohio Resident Renewals: CE credits must be completed and posted to an agent’s CE Transcript before a renewal application can be submitted. Click here to view your CE Transcript. Please note that once the Department determines an agent is CE compliant it may take up to 3 business days for NIPR’s record to reflect that an agent has met their CE compliance requirement. Please contact the Ohio Department of Insurance at (614) 644-2665 if you have any questions.

South Carolina Applicants: All agency late renewals must be completed by paper application. The late renewal application is located on the South Carolina DOI website

South Carolina Adjuster Applicants: Effective immediately, beginning 9/1 of the odd year, adjusters can no longer reinstate their adjuster license through the NIPR website. All adjuster reinstatements must go through the SCDOI's website.

Tennessee Residents: If your TN license number begins with any leading zero(s), please remove these when entering your license number on the sign-in page. If you include the leading zero(s), you will not be able to sign-in.

Vermont: Vermont Producer Type License Renewal Notices for 2013 will be sent out electronically from our vendor, Vertafore (formerly Sircon), around January 31, 2013. You will not be able to renew until after that date. The instructions for renewal will be within the electronic transmission.

The Department has received a number of inquiries from insurers asking if Vermont law provides an exception to the adjuster licensing requirement if the individual adjusting is a staff adjuster of the insurer. The answer is no, there is no exception for the adjuster licensing requirement, unless the insurer is a Vermont domestic fire or casualty company. See Title 8 V.S.A. § 4791(3). Insurers should review their licensing protocols to ensure their adjusters handling Vermont claims are properly licensed. For information about how to obtain a license, go to

West Virginia Renewals Your West Virginia license number has been changed to your National Producer Number (NPN). If you do not know your NPN, you can find it using the National Producer Number (NPN) Access application ( This link is also located on the bottom, left-hand corner of the NIPR home page ( Please remove any leading zeros from the NPN.

West Virginia Business Entities: When entering your West Virginia license number, please remove any leading zeros.

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Electronic Check ACH Setup

  • Some banks or companies may require a pre-authorization to use this electronic check service. If you need to set up this service with your financial institution, this NIPR ACH-ID will be required. ACH-ID - 9431763793
  • Use the FAQ section for additional information concerning electronic check processing.

To successfully participate in electronic resident licensing you must:

  • Make application to one of the following States: (Resident Licensing States)  
  • Make an application for at least ONE (1) Line of Authority as offered by applicants Resident State. This may be accomplished either through an Original Resident License application, or the renewal of an existing License. 
  • Provide either the tax identification number of the licensee (SSN for individuals and FEIN for agencies) or the NPN if the licensee already has an NPN.
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  • Use one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
  • Accept the Terms of Use displayed when you click on BEGIN.

You can search for your national producer number using the hyperlink next to the NPN field.