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Texas Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Texas Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, Texas 78714
Phone: (512) 676-6500
Website: https://www.tdi.texas.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: Texas Department of Insurance Agent/Adjuster Application Forms

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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, it’s time to begin studying for the Texas insurance exams. 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 and Property & Casualty lines are two combined lines in Texas, so you will take two exams if you wish to attain all of these lines of authority.

Texas 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. Once you have completed your exams and fingerprinting, you are now ready to 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. 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.

For more information, call the Texas Department of Insurance at 512-676-6500 or email the Insurance Department.

Step one is to take and pass the Texas Insurance Adjuster License exams. The State of Texas requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. If you have specific questions regarding things that may come up on your background check you may call the Texas Department of Insurance at (512) 676-6500 or send them an email. Once you have completed your exams and fingerprinting, you are now ready to apply for your license. Once you have submitted your application and have completed all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. This process generally takes about two to five (2-5) weeks. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

To keep your license in good standing in the state of Texas, you must take twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two years. Two (2) credit hours must be in ethics or consumer protection. Note that at least twelve (12) of your CE credits must be taken in a classroom.

After you have completed your continuing education, you may renew your Texas insurance license online via the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

The renewal fee is $50. The late fee is $25.

In most cases, if you have a non-resident license, you don’t need to take continuing education courses through the state of Texas.

Non-Resident Renewal (NRR) is tracked by a unique invoice number. Applicants cannot renew earlier than Ninety (90) days prior to the license expiration date for an active line of authority. Two (2) year licenses expire on individual birth months and dates.

There is a fee of $50 to renew your license in Texas. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

A Non-Resident Adjuster License shall remain in effect for a period of two years. Renewal is on the last day of your birth month. In the State of Texas, renewing (or gaining) a Non-Resident Adjuster License requires the following:
$50.00 payable to Texas Department of Insurance (or digitally paid via the NIPR)
Equivalent license must be held in your resident state.
Sign & Notarize application.

In most cases, if you have a non-resident license, you don’t need to take continuing education courses through the state of Texas. However, you should always confirm this before assuming that it is the case, as some states do not have reciprocity with Texas – which ultimately means an additional 24 hours of CE is required each renewal period.

For more information, contact the Texas Department of Insurance.

Once you have your license, you’ll need to complete some additional steps every few years to keep it active. Resident Texas adjusters are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to renew their license.
Of these 24 hours, you are required to complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (CE), including two (2) hours of ethics coursework, to upkeep your adjuster license.

Please note: For licenses expiring on or after September 30, 2022, the CE requirement for ethics will increase from two hours to three hours per license.

There is an $50 fee to renew your Texas adjuster license. You can renew your Texas adjuster license online through an application on NIPR’s website.

For more information, contact the Texas 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.