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Massachusetts Surplus Lines Applicants: Massachusetts Surplus Lines initial non-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.

New Jersey Applicants Please Note:  New Jersey does not license Independent Adjusters.  Please do not attempt to apply for an independent adjuster license in New Jersey by completing a Producer License application. If you are an independent adjuster, you do not need a license to adjust claims in New Jersey.

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. Please submit all non-resident adjuster license applications directly to the state via paper application. The following website provides instructions on applying by paper: 

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.

Indiana - Indiana offers both combined and separate lines of authority for Life, Accident & Health and Property & Casualty. DO NOT apply for both combination and separate authorities. Please check the state website to verify any active authorities.

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 Residents: Individual applicant’s license numbers are their SSN.

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 York: Attention New York Non-Resident Applicants: Applicants that do not have a Date of Birth on PDB for their resident state currently cannot apply electronically via the NIPR Non-Resident Licensing website. New York will temporarily accept paper applications for these individuals. Please use the NY paper application. These applications may be found at:

  • Designated Producers: May not apply for a license if they have previously held the license in NY. Company appointments will no longer be required before NY can issue a Life Agent or Property Agent license. Sponsoring Insurance companies have 15 days from the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted.
  • New York NRL Applicants – If you previously held a license, resident or non-resident, in the state of New York, you will need to send a paper application to the state at this time. If you are not sure if you ever had a license in NY, please contact the NY Dept of Insurance to verify.

Nebraska applicants: Please be sure you are applying for the correct license class and line of authority when completing an online application through NIPR. Recently, many business entity applicants have erroneously applied for an Agency - Surplus Lines license when intending to apply for an Agency license.

North Carolina Business Entities - in order to apply for a license through NIPR, you must enter your FEIN as your license number, without a dash.

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.

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:

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.


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.

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To successfully participate in electronic non-resident licensing you must:

  • Hold an Active Resident License in one of the Home States participating in the National Insurance Producer Registry's Producer Database (PDB). (Home States)  
  • Make application to one of the following States: (NRL States)  
  • Provide your Social Security Number. (This is a required data field when completing the Non-Resident Uniform Application.)  
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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.
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