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Idaho Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Department of Insurance
700 West State Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043
Phone: (208) 334-4339
Fax: (208) 334-4398
Website: https://www.doi.idaho.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: Idaho Department of Insurance Licensing Services

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FAQs

The first step in getting your insurance license is determining what type of insurance agent you want to be, or what types of policies you need to sell. That will help you figure out what type, or types, of insurance licenses you need to get. Then, it’s time to begin studying. After completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study you’ll need to take your insurance exam. Apply for all of the lines of authority that you want to attain.

Idaho requires that all insurance license applicants provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will also initiate a background check, so if you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this can possibly affect the outcome of your licensing efforts.

Once you have completed your exams and completed your fingerprinting, you can apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you have passed the exam for, be sure to apply for all of those lines. When you’ve submitted your application and filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.

If you have any questions, you can call the Idaho Department of Insurance at (208) 334-4339 or email the Insurance Department.

Preparation for this exam is not something to take lightly, as the average pass rate of insurance exams nationwide is around 55% for first-time test-takers, and even less for any following attempts. So make sure to complete all your coursework, then take and pass the Idaho Insurance Adjuster License exam. The State of Idaho requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check and if you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts. If you have specific questions regarding things that may come up on your background check you may call the Idaho Department of Insurance at (208) 334-4339 or send them an email. Once you have completed your exams and fingerprinting, you are now ready to apply for your license.

The fee for an online application is $80.

In Idaho, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month. So if you were born in May, your license would expire two years after you receive your license on May 31.

Although there’s no requirement to take another exam from the state, Idaho requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you don’t need to complete double the hours.

You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require a reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.

After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Idaho insurance license online. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $60 per application to renew your license.

Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.

In the State of Idaho, non-resident producers are in compliance as long as they meet their home state’s continuing education (CE) requirements.

Non-resident licenses can be renewed via paper application, or submitted online. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $60 per application to renew your license.

Idaho non-resident renewals have a two (2) year renewal cycle (and non-resident licenses will expire on the last day of your birth month).

Non-resident adjusters and producers are exempt from Idaho CE hour requirements if they are in compliance with their home states CE requirements for their license. If their home state does not require ethics CE hours, licensees must complete ethics CE courses in Idaho. If the non-resident licensees home state does not have CE hour requirements, the non-resident must complete Idahos CE requirements to renew their license in Idaho.

There is a $60 fee to renew your Florida Non-Resident Adjuster license. You can renew your license through NIPR.

For more information, contact the Idaho Department of Insurance.

Resident Idaho adjusters are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. The 24 hours must include: three (3) hours of ethics or consumer protection coursework, to upkeep your adjuster license. Note that you cannot receive credit for any course more than once in any CE reporting period, and that excess CE credits cannot be applied to the next compliance cycle.

Your continuing education hours are completed by taking adjuster CE courses. These courses are generally held online and taken on a self-paced basis.

There is an $60 fee to renew your Idaho adjuster license.

For questions please contact the Idaho Department of Insurance.

*State specific rules and regulations can change. Please be sure to visit NIPR or the state’s website for the latest information.