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state-specific information colorado

Electronic Processing
Colorado requires all new license, reinstatement, and renewal applications to be submitted online. All paper applications will be returned unprocessed.

Resident New License Applicants
If you are applying for an authority that requires an examination, you must wait 2 days after passing your examination before applying online. Additional required licensing documents, such as screening question documentation, can be submitted through the NIPR Attachment Warehouse, faxed, or mailed to Pearson VUE. If you are required to pass a Pearson VUE examination and/or complete pre-licensing certification, verification must be received prior to license issuance. If your application does not require any additional information to be submitted and there are no issues that would prevent your license from being issued, your license will processed within 3 to 5 business days.

License Renewal
Producers who wish to renew their license must submit a complete renewal application online and mail, fax, or submit through the NIPR Attachment Warehouse all required documents to be received by Pearson VUE no later than the expiration date of your license. This includes the online renewal and fee, and any/all required documents. Failure to do so may result in license suspension, denial, or an imposed fine from the Colorado Division of Insurance.

Colorado Licenses
The Colorado Division of Insurance no longer prints paper licenses for regulated entities (producers and agents), but utilizes a paperless licensing method. Please visit the Division website for information on Printing of a License.

This change affects all licenses issued by the Division of Insurance, except Bail Bond Licenses, which will continue to be provided on paper.

Legal Status
All producers must comply with United States legal status requirements. Producers who submit a resident renewal online after December 31, 2006 must complete the legal status requirements. Nonresident producers must be able to provide documentation of compliance as requested. See Colorado Bulletin No 04-06 at www.dora.state.co.us.

Title and Attorney Title Producers
All Title Producers {Individuals and Agencies} are required to disclose the names of all affiliated business arrangements to which the employing broker is a party at the time of initial application, continuation application, or any changes that would effect: affiliations, producer registrations, name changes, address changes, officer changes, or restructuring of the business entity.

All Title producers submitting new and renew applications must complete the Affiliated Business form located at this site.

This form MUST be completed within 30 days of your license being issued or renewed.

Information Regarding the Personal Lines Authority
PLEASE BE ADVISED

  1. Full line Property & Casualty line(s) of authority allow a producer to sell both Commercial and Non-Commercial business.
  2. Personal Lines line of authority does not allow the sale of Commercial business

Note:

  1. Resident producer/applicants who have completed pre-licensing education and passed the exam for Property and Casualty may make application for the Personal Lines line of authority.  In doing so, they will be issued a Personal Lines which will limit their selling ability to non-commercial business only.
  2. Resident producers who have complete pre-licensing education and passed the exam for Personal Lines can ONLY make application for the Personal Lines authority.
  3. Non-residents should re-verify their lines of authority with this resident state prior to submitting an application for non-resident licensure with Colorado.  Please contact Pearson VUE at 800-275-8247 with any questions.
  4. New applicants should understand that in order to facilitate them, the Colorado DOI has agreed to allow non-resident producers with a full line Property and Casualty line of authority to make application for a Personal Lines authority.  In doing so, they will be issued a Personal Lines authority which will limit their selling ability to non-commercial business only.

Adjuster Potential Licensees
Please note that Colorado licenses ONLY public adjusters. Public adjusters are those who work solely for the public on a contract basis. Colorado DOES NOT license company or staff adjusters.

IF YOU ARE AN ADJUSTER OTHER THAN A PUBLIC ADJUSTER, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ADJUSTER LICENSE IN COLORADO.

If you need additional information on adjuster licensing, please contact Pearson VUE at 800-275-8247.

Change Your Email Address
The Division of Insurance will begin sending information to producers via its List Serve CO Producers and Agency Licensing eNews. Please be sure your email address is current with the Division to ensure you receive important notices.   

Surplus Lines Information
All Surplus Line Producers and Firms please click here for helpful premium tax reporting information and instructions. Please be sure to scroll through the entire page to assure you find links to the Surplus Lines Broker On-Line Premium Tax Filing System, Authorized Surplus Lines Insurers Listing, Premium Tax Delinquent Payment Filing Instructions and Coupon, Diligent Effort Affidavit, and Monthly/Annual Surplus Lines Premium Tax Filing Instructions.

Uniform Application for Business Entities
[PDF] [Word]
Uniform Application for Individuals
[PDF] [Word]
non-resident licensing
Click here to apply for a non-resident license electronically.
Colorado accepts the Uniform Licensing Application for nonresident business entities and individuals.
Business Checklist
Individual Checklist
resident licensing
Colorado does not accept the Uniform Licensing Application for resident business entities or individuals.
contact information
Colorado Web Site

Mailing Address::
Pearson Vue/
CO Division of Insurance
3131 South Vaughn Way
Suite 205
Aurora, CO 80014

Non-Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
Pearson Vue
800-275-8247
www.asisvcs.com

 
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