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state commissioner

Dana Popish Severinghaus

STATE phone
(217) 782-4515

Illinois Department of Insurance

Appointments & Terminations

Required to report appointments?

No, Registry

Can be processed via nipr?


Fees for appointing a resident agency or individual?


When is the state renewal period?

Company appointment renewals for limited lines producers payable Nov. 2, 2023, to Jan. 2, 2024

Appointment renewal fee


Termination reasons

Registry State - Cancelled; cancelled for cause


Initial individual new license fee

Resident New License Insurance Producer: $215 Resident New License Limited Lines:$0 (The appointing company will pay for the license through the appointment process. Insurance producer is only responsible for NIPR transaction fee.) Resident New License Surplus Lines Producer: $400 Non Resident New License Insurance Producer: $380 Non Resident New License Limited Lines: $0 (The appointing company will pay for the license through the appointment process. Insurance producer is only responsible for NIPR transaction fee.) Non Resident New License Surplus Lines Producer: $400

License renewal fee

Resident Renewal Insurance Producer: $215 Resident Renewal Surplus Lines Producer: $400 Non Resident Renewal Insurance Producer: $380 Non Resident Renewal Surplus Lines Producer: $400 Non Resident Renewal Limited Lines: $200

When does the resident individual producer license renewal period begin?

90 days before expiration

What is the resident individual producer license renewal date?

Last day of birth month every 2 years based on year of first state license issue

When does the nonresident individual producer license renewal period begin?

90 days before expiration

What is the nonresident individual producer license renewal date?

Last day of birth month every 2 years based on year of first state license issue

Can a producer use a P.O. Box in their resident or business address?


Are individuals required to list their county as part of the address?


What addresses are required for individual license maintenance?

Residence, Business, and Mailing

State individual licenses include

Third Party Administrator, Viatical Settlement Broker, Life Accident & Health, Public Adjuster, Insurance Producer, Surplus Lines Producer, Third Party Prescription Program, Health Care Purchasing Group, Non-Resident Limited Lines Producer, Employee Leasing Company, Premium Finance Company, Temporary Producer, Viatical Settlement Provider, Navigator Certificate, Limited Lines Producer

State broker license rule

Included in Producer License Class. Insurers are not required to appoint Brokers per NAIC PLMA

Requires pre licensing courses?


Study method requirements

Pre-license education may include a combination of classroom, seminar, self-study, or interactive computer hours. a. A self-study course must include a final examination. b. Credit for a self-study course is earned by successfully completing an examination. c. A student is not allowed to score his/her own examination. 7.5 of the 20 hours completed in a classroom or webinar setting For motor vehicle 5 of the 12.5 hours must be completed in a classroom or webinar setting

Submission of completion certificate rule

Proof of completion must be submitted at exam center. Copies of the insurance college degree or designation certification must be submitted with the application.

How long is the pre licensing certification valid?

Pre-license education must be completed within 1 year before taking the examination

Exemptions to pre licensing requirements

Applicants who have earned an insurance college degree or hold any of the following designations will be exempt from the pre-licensing education requirement: a. life designations: I. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS); II. Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC); III. Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); IV. Certified Financial Planner (CFP); V. Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU); VI. Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI); and VII. Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF); b. accident and health designations: I. Registered Health Underwriter (RHU); II. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS); III. Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC); and IV. Health Insurance Associate (HIA); and c. property and casualty designations: I. Accredited Advisor Insurance (AAI); II. Associate in Risk Management (ARM); III. Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); and IV. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Exam requirements

Exam required before license application

Fingerprints Required?

Not Required

Where to apply for resident license?

NIPR Gateway

Other licensing notes

New Resident Producers will be unable to apply on-line for five (5) days after the completion of their exams (all parts) through Pearson Vue. In order to be eligible to apply for these lines of authority (LOAs) at that time, insurance producers must also have completed pre-licensing. Please check with the prelicensing and exam provider to be sure all parts have been passed and submitted before contacting NIPR or the Illinois Department of Insurance. If an appointment is not submitted and approved by the state within thirty (30) days of the insurance producer obtaining the initial license, the license will be automatically cancelled. Appointments will not be accepted if the license on (PDB) is in inactive or cancelled status.

What Transactions are Retaliatory Fees Applied to?


Submit Partial License Renewals through NIPR?


Has Personal Lines LOA?


Deadline to report personal data changes (address, name change, phone number, etc.)

A licensee or certificate holder must notify the Director of any change of address within 30 days after the change. A producer must notify the Director of a change in email address within 30 days. Contact Change Request supported via NIPR Gateway.


Can a sole proprietor be licensed as an entity?


DRLP must have active state license


DRLPs must cumulatively cover all LOAs in application


Agency Licensing renewals

90 days prior to May 31st until May 31st. There are no late renewals.


Requires adjuster license?


Offers designated home state?


DHS exam required?


Reciprocity states


Continuing Education

Total hours per renewal period


Renewal period

2 years

CE due before license renewal date?


License renewal date is

Last day of birth month

License renewal year based on...

Year of first license issuance

When is the CE due?

Prior to license expiration.

How long before expiration does state send CE reminder?

90 days prior to expiration date

Exemptions to CE

First renewal period may be no less than 18 months and no more than 29 months after license issuance. If your second birthday is fewer than 18 months from your initial license issuance, then you will renew in your third birthday month from initial licensing. Some limited and surplus lines agents are exempt from CE.

What if a producer missed the renewal date?

You can reapply and pay late fees via NIPR within 12 months of your missed due date. After that 12 months, you will need to reapply as a new license candidate.

Ethics requirements

3 hours classroom ethics

Flood-specific CE requirements

3 hours of NFIP course, one-time requirement

LTC-specific CE requirements

8-hour initial certification, with 4 hours of LTC-specific training each renewal cycle thereafter

Annuity-specific CE requirements

One-time, 4-hour course

Regulatory Updates

Illinois to Update Bail Bond Requirement for Public Adjusters

Effective January 1, 2024, Illinois to Update Bail Bond Requirement for Public Adjusters. Bond Amounts for Public Adjusters will change from $20,000 to $50,000.  This change will affect the following:  - Resident Licensing,  - Non Resident Licensing,  - Non Resident Licensing  - No Home State applications for Public Adjusters. No Impact to Manage Posted to the compliance library

2023 Illinois Company Appointment Renewals for Limited Lines Producer License Classe

Appointment renewal invoices and the list of appointment renewals due will be available on the NIPR website beginning 8:00 AM Central Time, November 2, 2023, through 4:00 PM Central Time January 2, 2024. 

Illinois Adds Grace Period to Implement Required Changes

The Illinois DOI has announced a grace period to implement changes made to 50 Illinois Administrative Code 3120, which includes new supervisory requirements for insurers to ensure producer compliance and training requirements for producers selling annuities. Companies are expected to comply by August 1, 2023.

Illinois Adding No Home State

Effective April 14, 2023, Illinois will be offering No Home State for initial licensing and renewals. In addition, Illinois will be adding the following license classes for electronic processing. Portable Electronics Limited Line License Premium Finance Company Third Party Administrator Third Party Prescription Program Employee Leasing Company Viatical Settlement Broker Public Adjuster

Illinois Sets 2022 Company Renewal Dates for Limited Lines Producer Classes

The invoice renewal period is 11/2/22 8AM CST until 1/2/23 4PM CST. The deadline for terminations is 10/27/22. After an appointment is renewed, the new date displayed on the PDB will be 12/31/23.

Illinois Announces June Filing Cutoff

The June cutoff is set for 4:30pm CST on June 22, 2022. Filings after this time will be part of July activity.

Illinois Updates General Requirements for Continued Education

Illinois is requiring 4 hours of CE biennially. Credit will be given on a hour-by-hour basis and must be reported by a registered CE provider association. These credits do not settle the ethics requirement.

Surplus Lines Alert For Several Jurisdictions

Several states have released key information on Surplus Lines and can be found in the attached document.