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Illinois Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Illinois Department of Insurance
320 W. Washington Street
Springfield, Illinois 62767
Phone: (217) 782-4515
Fax: (217) 782-5020
Website: https://insurance.illinois.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: Illinois Insurance Non-Resident License Information

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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. You’ll take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry. Life, Accident, & Health (LA&H) and Property & Casualty (P&C) are a total of four lines. Pearson Vue in Illinois offers these four exams in two “back to back” exams, so you will essentially take four tests, but if you pass them on your first try, you will only have to sit for exams twice. This option does not shorten the exams, but it does allow you to save the fee for one exam sitting.

Illinois 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. After submitting your license application to the state, you’ll need to mail in your fingerprint card to the Illinois Department of Insurance. Once you have submitted your application and have 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.

The State of Illinois does not offer a Resident Insurance Adjuster License and does not require a license to practice insurance claims adjusting within the state.

In Illinois, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month based on the anniversary of your original license year. AgentSync can help with the renewal process.

If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.

The State of Illinois requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of classroom ethics. Credits cannot include the same course taken repeatedly in one reporting period.

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 you may renew your Illinois insurance license online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry and selecting Illinois. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

Although the State of Illinois still accepts paper applications, the preferred method of renewal is to submit an application online.

There is a fee of $180 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.

Illinois is one of 16 states that do not license insurance adjusters. This means you can legally adjust claims in your state without a license, but only in said state.

To act as Non-Resident Adjuster in the state of , you will need to obtain a Designated Home State (DHS) license. You will go through that state’s ( or otherwise) licensing process, testing, and compliance regulations and their license will act as your resident, or home state license.

If youre looking to become an insurance adjuster in a non-licensing state like , the Florida 70-20 DHS License is the next best thing for the following reasons:
The state offers the quickest turnaround time after you submit your documents.
The Florida 70-20 license is reciprocal with most states.
A Florida DHS license is good for 4 years.

This is not to say this is the only way to obtain a DHS license, it is simply the easiest. Many of the licensing states offer DHS licenses. So be sure to do additional research to find the best fit.

For more information, contact the Department of Insurance.

Illinois is one of 16 states that do not license insurance adjusters. This means you can legally adjust claims in your state without a license, but only in said state.

To adjust in the state of , you will need to obtain a Designated Home State (DHS) license. You will go through that state’s ( or otherwise) licensing process, testing, and compliance regulations and their license will act as your resident, or home state license.

If youre looking to become an insurance adjuster in a non-licensing state like , the Florida 70-20 DHS License is the next best thing for the following reasons:
The state offers the quickest turnaround time after you submit your documents.
The Florida 70-20 license is reciprocal with most states.
A Florida DHS license is good for 4 years.

This is not to say this is the only way to obtain a DHS license, it is simply the easiest. Many of the licensing states offer DHS licenses. So be sure to do additional research to find the best fit.

For more information, contact the 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.