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Washington D.C. Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

District of Columbia Dept. of Insurance, Securities & Banking
810 First Street, NE, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Phone: (202) 727-8000
Website: https://disb.dc.gov/node/325572

 

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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 District of Columbia insurance exams. D.C doesn’t require any pre-licensing education hours, so you can do self-study, or find an exam prep course to help you get ready. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry.

 

After you have completed your exams, they will be graded and you’ll have your “pass/fail” score marked for each exam you take. If you fail an exam, you’ll get information on how you can apply for reexamination. You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours before you can do this. Once you have your passing scores, you can apply for your license. The District of Columbia requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints and submit to a background check.

 

For more information, call the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking at (202) 727-8000 or email the department at disb@dc.gov.

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 District of Columbia insurance exams. D.C doesn’t require any pre-licensing education hours, so you can do self-study, or find an exam prep course to help you get ready. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry.

After you have completed your exams, they will be graded and you’ll have your “pass/fail” score marked for each exam you take. If you fail an exam, you’ll get information on how you can apply for reexamination. You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours before you can do this. Once you have your passing scores, you can apply for your license. The District of Columbia requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints and submit to a background check.

For more information, call the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking at (202) 727-8000 or email the department at disb@dc.gov.

In Washington DC, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially. This means that if you were licensed in an even-numbered year, your license will expire on the last day of your birth month in the next even-numbered year. Depending on the difference between your birthday and the date you were issued your license, your first licensing period may be between 18 and 29 months.

There is no requirement to take another exam from the state.

AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

If Washington DC is where you reside, 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.

Washington DC requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year licensing 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 can take your continuing education courses either in person or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require reading,, then a test at the end.

When you finish the course, the company who you took the course from should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You should print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case.

After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 60 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Washington DC insurance license online through the National Insurance Producer Registry. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $100 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 Washington DC (District of Columbia), Non-Resident Adjuster Licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially. Applicants with Washington DC non-resident adjuster licenses will get an email that is sent to the auto claims adjuster during the renewal cycle. A premium billing cycle exists to ensure that premiums are paid on time.

Washington, D.C. does not license insurance adjusters. For residents of D.C. who want to become a licensed independent adjuster, we recommend obtaining a nononresident designated home state (DHS) license. All CE requirements of the DHS must be completed to be compliant with District of Columbia Non-Resident Adjuster license regulations.

There is a $100 fee to renew your District of Columbia Non-Resident Adjuster license. You can renew your District of Columbia license through NIPR.

For more information, contact the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.

Washington, D.C. does not license insurance adjusters. For residents of D.C. who want to become a licensed independent adjuster, we recommend obtaining a nononresident designated home state (DHS) license from Florida.
A DHS license is required by most employers and also enables you to apply for reciprocal licensing privileges.

If youre looking to become an insurance adjuster in a non-licensing territories such as D.C. 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, Securities and Banking.

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