CALIFORNIA Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for California at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response

Question

Yes

Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.

Yes

Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.

Yes

Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.

Yes

Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.

Yes

Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.

Yes

Partial renewals allowed.

Yes

License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Begins Late Renewal Ends
All License Classes Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date. Renewal is determined by the expiration date of the license ID. N/A N/A

Business Rules (Individual)

There must be no serious RIRS action or no SAD actions for the applicant.

Licensees must hold an active renewable license in California.

Licensees can renew their expired license through RLR up to 60 days after the license expires.

Licenses that are expired can be renewed between 60 days - 365 days after the license expires directly through the California's Department of Insurance website at  https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0010-producer-online-services/

Resident Insurance Producer life only-agent must be actively held in order to renew Resident Insurance Producer variable contracts or renew simultaneously.

Both life only agent and accident and health agent lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed. 

Both property broker-agent and casualty broker-agent lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed.

Applicant may not renew personal lines if property and casualty is actively held.

An active life only-agent license is required to renew brokering life settlement line of authority.

Property broker–agent and casualty broker–Agent are required to renew surplus lines broker.

Property broker–agent and casualty broker–agent are required to renew special lines' surplus line broker.

All variable contracts renewal applicants must provide FINRA CRD number.

Applicant applying for variable contracts must hold an active life license in the resident state.

Applicant may not hold a personal lines license and apply for a property broker agent and casualty license, or a limited lines automobile insurance agent license.

Property broker agent and casualty broker agent may not apply for personal lines.

All individual applicants applying for a California license should disregard the 'Agency or Business Entity Affiliations' page within the uniform application.

California licensees must complete and submit their own renewal application. As stated in Section 1652(a) of the California Insurance Code, licensees must declare, under penalty of perjury, that the contents of the renewal are true and correct.

Applicants renewing surplus lines broker or special lines SL broker lines of authority (LOAs) must have an active renewable property broker - agent and casualty broker – agent LOAs in order for California to process the application.

Reinstatements of inactive licenses are allowed one (1) year after license expiration date through the Resident Licensing (RL) Application. Any time within the one (1) year period please refer to the state for expired license instructions.

Criminal Convictions: For the purposes of the California application, if "convicted" or found guilty by verdict of a judge or jury; and/or ever entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendre or no contest. Applicant must disclose all convictions, even if the charges were later dismissed or expunged, the guilty plea was withdrawn pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4, or applicant was placed on probation, received a suspended sentence or just ordered to pay a fine.

Driving Under the Influence: Disclose all driving related misdemeanors including, but not limited to, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, or driving with a suspended or revoked license. Failure to disclose all convictions may result in a denied application. Exclude juvenile offenses tried in juvenile court.

All individual applicants applying for a California license should disregard the 'Agency or Business Entity Affiliations' page within the uniform application.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail at California Department of Insurance, 320 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, email at sac.renewals@insurance.ca.gov, or fax at (916) 327-6907.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class

Line of Authority (LOA)

Major/Limited/Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Life Only Agent

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Accident & Health Agent

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Property Broker Agent

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Casualty Broker Agent

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Variable Contracts

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Personal Lines Broker Agent

Major

Resident Insurance Producer

Rental Car  

Limited

Resident Credit Ins Agent

Credit Insurance Agent

Limited

Resident Insurance Producer

Limited Lines Auto Ins  Agent

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Portable Electronics

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Self-Service Storage Agent

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Burial and Funeral Expenses

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Brokering Life Settlements

Other

Resident Life Settlement Broker

Life Settlement Broker

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Surplus Lines Broker

Other

Resident Insurance Producer

Special Lines SL Broker

Other

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

Renewal Fees (Individual)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination

Fee * / **

Late Renewal

Resident Insurance Producer / All LOAs
(Unless listed separately below)

$170.00

$85.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Surplus Lines Broker

$588.00 option A
$1,178.00 option B

$294.00 option A
$589.00 option B

Insurance Producer / Special Lines SL Broker

$588.00 option A
$1,178.00 option B

$294.00 option A
$589.00 option B

Resident Credit Insurance Agent / Credit Insurance Agent

$373

$187.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Rental Car

$463

$232.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Portable Electronics

$292.00

$146.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Self-Service Storage Agent

$294.00

$147.00

* Per application.
**Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Contacts

Last Update: 11/16/2018

CALIFORNIA Resident License Renewal for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for California at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response

Question

Yes

Accepts renewals for business entities electronically.

Yes

Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.

Yes

Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.

Yes

Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.

Yes

Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.

Yes

Partial renewals allowed.

Yes

License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Begins Late Renewal Ends
All License Classes Ninety (90) days prior to expiration date. Renewal is determined by the expiration date of the license ID. N/A N/A

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Licensee's name, Tax ID, license number, and state of residence must match current Producer Database (PDB) record for resident state.

The applicants mailing address must be business entity's residence address or a P.O. Box.

Licensee must provide a valid country code, mailing address, business email, and business phone number.

Licensee can renew their license through RLR through the date the license expires.

Licensees can renew their expired license through RLR up to 60 days after the license expires.

Licenses can  be renewed after the expiration date 61 days - 365 days after the license expires must renew directly through the California's Department of Insurance website at https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0010-producer-online-services/

Resident Insurance Producer life only agent must be actively held in order to renew Resident Insurance Producer variable contracts or renew simultaneously.

Both life only agent and accident and health agent lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed. 

Both property broker-agent and casualty broker-agent lines must be renewed at the same time.  Partial renewal for the lines is not allowed.

Applicant may not renew personal lines if property and casualty is actively held.

An active life only-Agent license is required to renew brokering life settlement line of authority.

Applicant's NPN must match current PDB record if applicable.

Resident credit insurance agents must provide number of endorsees on the license renewal application.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be provided on the application and have a resident or non-resident license in California.

The DRLPs provided on the producer and surplus lines application must cumulatively cover the LOAs on the application.

The Designated Responsible Producer or Producers cumulatively must have an equivalent license and cumulatively hold the requested LOA's in California.

The Designated Responsible Producers for limited line automobile insurance agent must hold an active property broker agent AND casualty broker agent OR personal lines OR a single limited lines automobile Insurance agent license.

The Designated Responsible Producers for travel insurance gent must ALL actively hold property broker-agent AND casualty broker-agent OR life-Only Agent AND accident and health agent on PDB.

At least one Designated Responsible Producers for travel insurance agent must actively hold a property broker-agent AND casualty broker-agent OR life-only agent AND accident and health agent on PDB.

There must be no serious RIRS action or no SAD actions for the applicant.

Licensees renewing surplus lines broker or special lines' surplus line broker lines of authority (LOAs) must have an active renewable property broker-agent and casualty broker–agent LOAs in order for California to process the application.

Criminal Convictions: For the purposes of the California application, if "convicted" or found guilty by verdict of a judge or jury; and/or ever entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendre or no contest. Applicant must disclose all convictions, even if the charges were later dismissed or expunged, the guilty plea was withdrawn pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4, or applicant was placed on probation, received a suspended sentence or just ordered to pay a fine.

Driving Under the Influence: Disclose all driving related misdemeanors including, but not limited to, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, or driving with a suspended or revoked license. Failure to disclose all convictions may result in a denied application. Exclude juvenile offenses tried in juvenile court.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail at California Department of Insurance, 320 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, email at sac.renewals@insurance.ca.gov, or fax at 916-327-6907.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class

Line of Authority (LOA)

Major/Limited/Other

DRLP Required

Resident Insurance Producer

Life Only Agent

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Accident & Health Agent

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Property Broker Agent

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Casualty Broker Agent

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Variable Contracts

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Personal Lines Broker Agent

Major

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Rental Car  

Limited

No

Resident Insurance Producer

Travel Agent 

Limited

Yes

Resident Credit Ins Agent

Credit Insurance Agent

Limited

No

Resident Insurance Producer

Limited Lines Auto Ins  Agent

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Portable Electronics

Other

No

Resident Insurance Producer

Self-Service Storage Agent

Other

No

Resident Insurance Producer

Burial and Funeral Expenses

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Brokering Life Settlements

Other

Resident Life Settlement Broker

Life Settlement Broker

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Travel Agent 

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance
Producer

Registered Administrator

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Surplus Lines Broker

Other

Yes

Resident Insurance Producer

Special Lines SL Broker

Other

Yes

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination

Fee *

Late Renewal*

Resident Insurance Producer / All LOAs  
(Unless listed separately below)

$170.00

$85.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Surplus Lines Broker

(A)$588.00
(B) $1,178.00

(A)$294.00
(B) $589.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Special Lines SL Broker

(A)$588 .00
(B) $1,178.00

(A)$294 .00
(B) $589.00

Resident Credit Insurance Agent / Credit Insurance Agent
(See fee note below)

$373.00

$187.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Rental Car

$463.00

$232.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Portable Electronics

$292.00

$146.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Self-Service Storage Agent

$294.00

$197.00

Resident Insurance Producer / Travel Agent

$4,128.00

$2,064.00

* Per application.
**Fees are based on the answers to the Supplemental Questions in the application. If both A and B are selected in the answer the highest fee will be assessed.

Resident Credit Insurance Agents will be charged a $7.00 fee for each endorsee that is listed on application.

Contacts

Last Update: 11/16/2018

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