How Do I Renew My License?

Beginning January 1, 2002, the Department of Insurance (DOI) will be offering Producers, Surplus Lines Brokers, Adjusters and Third Party Administrators the opportunity to renew their licenses on­line. Beginning in November, 2001, the DOI will send a renewal letter to those licensees whose license expires in January, 2001, containing specific information and instructions as to the procedure for the on­line renewal. Individuals who hold a Title Insurance Agent license must complete a mail­in renewal application, even if they also have a producer license. The Title Agents are required to sign and submit additional forms with their annual renewal, therefore, they will have to renew their licenses as they have in the past.

All licensees that are eligible may renew on­line, but they are not required to do so. They may still renew their licenses via mail­in as they do now. If a licensee chooses to renew on­line, there will be a $5.00 "convenience fee" charged, ($8.00 for a late renewal), in addition to the regular renewal fee. You may use either a VISA or MasterCard to pay your license fees.

The on­line renewal system will also allow individuals to update home, business and mailing address information, telephone numbers, fax numbers and e­mail addresses.

For resident producers that require Continuing Education credits to renew their license, the on­line renewal system will require them to enter Continuing Education credits showing the course title, course number, date completed, course provider and credit hours. All of this information is available from the Certificate of Course Completion received by the producer when the course is completed.

Once the transaction has been accepted and processed, the individual will have the option of printing their new license on their own printer, or they may elect to have the DOI print a new license certificate and mail it to them. The license will be renewed for the standard period of time set by law, usually for a two­year period. If you have any questions, you may contact the Department of Insurance at 208­334­4250.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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