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Washington Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 40257
Olympia, Washington 98504
Phone: (360) 725-7144
Fax: (360) 586-2019
Website: https://www.insurance.wa.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: Washington State Individual Non-Resident Insurance License Information

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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 Washington 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 and Disability (L&D) and Property & Casualty (P&C) lines are combined exams in Washington, so you only have to take two tests if you wish to attain all of these lines of authority: Property, Casualty, Life, and Disability.

Washington State 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, call the Washington Department of Insurance at (360) 725-7144, or visit their page on fingerprinting.

The State of Washington 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. If you have specific questions regarding things that may come up on your background check you may call the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner at (360) 725-7144 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 fifteen (15) business days. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

In the state of Washington to renew your insurance license, you’ll need to complete your renewal application and pay renewal fees online. Renewal applications are available no sooner than ninety (90) days prior to your license expiration date and no later than sixty (60) calendar days following your license’s expiration date.

The State of Washington requires that resident individual licensees complete a total of twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every biennial (two-year) renewal period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics or consumer protection. After you have completed your continuing education and you are within sixty (60) days of your license expiration, you may renew your Washington insurance license online by using the OIC Online Services Login or via the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $55 to renew your license. Additional fees will be added for late renewals.

If you have a non-resident license, you don’t need to take continuing education courses through the state. Affiliation is required if an individual is representing and/or sharing commissions with an agency (Agency must also be licensed as non-resident in Washington). There is a fee of $55 to renew your license. Additional fees will be added for late renewals. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

Washington Non-Resident Adjuster License renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date (the last day of your birth month).

There is no continuing education requirement for Washington Non-Resident Adjusters. A non-resident adjuster who is CE compliant in his or her home state is considered to have satisfied the CE requirement for Washington.

There is a $60 fee from renewals. Online renewals through NIPR are available only for non-resident licensees starting 60 days prior to their expiry date up until 10 days before their expiry date. Late renewals are not possible via the NIPR online system, and can only be processed through state-specific site.

For more information, contact the Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Once you have your license, you’ll need to formally renew it to keep it active. Washington adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date (the last day of your birth month).

You are required to complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (CE) in Washington, including three (3) hours of ethics or consumer protection coursework, to upkeep your adjuster license.

There is an $50 fee to renew your Washington adjuster license. Washington adjusters can renew their license through WOIC Online Services. After you complete your renewal application, the state will email you once your license renewal has been approved or in the instance that you must supply additional documentation.

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