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Wisconsin Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
125 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 266-8699
Website: https://oci.wi.gov

Non Resident Licensing Information: Wisconsin OCI Insurance License Types and Fees

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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 Wisconsin insurance pre-license education courses. The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry.

Wisconsin requires that all insurance license applicants 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 on this topic, call the Department of Insurance at (614) 644-2665 or email the License Department.

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

Resident licenses expire every two (2) years on the last day of the licensee’s birth month. It is possible that licensees may be given longer than the required minimum of twenty-four (24) months. Agent licenses are available to renew sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of the license.

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

After you have completed you may renew your Wisconsin insurance license online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

Upon renewal, a fee of $35 must be paid.

Non-resident licenses expire every two years on the last day of the licensee’s birth month (e.g. if you are born on May 5th, your license expires on May 31st). For any non-residential licensure to be issued, there must be an old reciprocal license in the holder’s given home state. Partial renewals are not allowed. It is possible that licensees may be given longer than the required minimum of 24 months.

Renewals by paper are uncommon, therefore it is suggested that any renewals for non-resident licenses in Wisconsin be submitted online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

Upon renewal, a fee of $70 must be paid.

Wisconsin Non-resident adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date. A Non-resident who is licensed as a public insurance adjuster in another state that requires the applicant to submit to an examination as a condition of licensure is exempted from the examination requirements of Wisconsin.

Please note: DHS Partial renewals are not allowed.

Non-Resident applicants must be licensed for the same license type and lines of authority to be eligible for online submission. Additionally, Non-Resident Adjusters in Wisconsin are only required to complete the Continuing Education (CE) requirements of their DHS. Additionally, a Non-Resident who is licensed as a public insurance adjuster in another state that has reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin is exempt from additional examination.

There is a $75 renewal fee, which can be paid directly via the NIPR.

For more information, contact Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, you will need to obtain a Designated Home State (DHS) license. You will go through that state’s (Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).

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