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Louisiana Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Louisiana Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 94214
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804
Phone: (225) 342-0860
Website: https://www.ldi.la.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: LDI Produce and Adjuster License Application Information

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FAQs

Depending on what type of insurance agent you want to be or what types of policies you need to sell, you will need to choose what type or types of insurance licenses you need to get. After you’ve determined which licenses you need, you must now take your Louisiana insurance pre-license education courses. The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry. Life, Health, & Accident (LH&A) and Property & Casualty (P&C) lines are combined exams in Louisiana, so you only have to take two tests if you wish to attain all of these lines of authority.

Louisiana requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. If you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts. After you have completed your exams and fingerprinting, the next step is to apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you have taken the education for, be sure to apply for all of those lines. Once you have submitted your application and passed your exams, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.

For more information on this topic, call the Louisiana Department of Insurance at (225) 342-0860 or email the department.

After completing all your coursework, you’ll need to take and pass the Louisiana Insurance Adjuster License exam. Depending on the lines of authority you wish to carry, you may need to take more than one exam. The State of Louisiana requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. Afteryour exams and fingerprinting are done, you can submit your application. Once that’s done and you’ve completed all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. This process generally takes about seven to ten (7-10) days. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

In Louisiana, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month.

There is no requirement to take another exam from the state, though The State of Louisiana 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 on the subject of ethics.

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.

Upon completion of these courses, the company who you took the course from should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You may want to print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.

After you have completed your continuing education, you may renew your Louisiana insurance license online by using either the Industry Access portal or the National Insurance Producer Registry site. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $50 to renew your license if you have one line. Two or more lines require a $55 fee.

If you are not a resident of Louisiana, you must comply with the following

requirements for a nonresident producer license:

  • Be in compliance with continuing education requirements in the resident state;
  •  Submit an application and appropriate fee online via the National Insurance Producer Registry’s (NIPR).
  • Pay a $50 renewal fee if you have one line. Two or more lines requires a $55 fee.

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

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Renew your license annually. You have to apply previous evidence of resident and non-resident insurance adjuster licenses that you used in the past five years. It is necessary to submit a renewal form, proof of continuing education, reinstatement fee, and criminal history results every year if you are working as an agent following the states insurance departments laws.

Louisiana grants reciprocal licensing privileges to anyone holding a license from their home state. If your home state does not license adjusters, or if you were not required to pass an exam when obtaining your license, you must pass the Louisiana exam.

There is an $50 fee to renew your Kentucky adjuster license. You can renew your license through NIPR.

For questions, contact the Louisiana Department of Insurance.

Louisiana adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date. The expiration date of your license is set as the last day of your birth month based on the last digit of your license number.

In Louisiana, you are required to complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (CE). Three of these hours must be Ethics. Note that your continuing education hours are completed by taking adjuster CE courses, and that you cannot receive credit for any course more than once within any 2 year period.

There is a fee of $50 to renew your Louisiana adjuster license.

After you complete your renewal application, the Louisiana Insurance Department will email you once your license renewal has been approved or if you need to submit other documents.

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