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How to Apply for a License

Insurance Licenses can be applied for via NIPR or Sircon. If you would like to view a step by step guide on how to apply for a license online please click one of the following links.

How to apply via NIPR

How to apply via Sircon

Which license do I want to apply for?

The following are the most common licenses. For a full list of licenses offered by the Idaho Department of Insurance click here.

Insurance Producer AKA Insurance Agent

Insurance producers are licensed to sell and negotiate life, disability (accident, health, sickness), property, casualty, variable, limited or personal lines of insurance offered by an insurance company. As an insurance producer, you may work for one insurance company only or represent multiple carriers.

For more information on applying to be an Insurance Producer (Resident and Non-Resident) click here and select “Application Requirements”.

Adjuster (Independent and Public)

Independent adjusters work as contractors for multiple insurance firms or third-party administrators. They often work with catastrophe claims and will travel to the impacted areas after major weather events or emergencies.

For mor information on applying to be an Independent Adjuster (Resident, Non-Resident) click here and select the “Application Requirements”

Public insurance adjusters work directly on behalf of policyholders. They help businesses or individuals file insurance claims if a proposed settlement seems unfit from an insurer. Generally, public adjusters are also contract workers rather than salaried.

For more information on applying to be an Public Adjuster (Resident and Non-Resident) click here and select the ““Application Requirements””.

What is required for before I can get a license?

Each License Type page has a a section dedicated to the documents and activities needed for the application process. This section is called “Application Requirements”

Producer and Adjusters Licenses need the following for an application to be considered valid.

  1. Pass slips from the licensing exam. (Residents Only). For more information on testing visit our Testing and Fingerprinting page.
  2. Receipt for Fingerprinting and Background Check (Residents Only). For more information on the fingerprinting and background requirements visit our Testing and Fingerprinting page.
  3. Hold the desired license in your home state (Non-Residents Only).
  4. A completed application Visit the desired License Types’ page for links to its application.

How do I apply for a license?

Most applications can be submitted online. Visit the desired License Types’ page for detailed instructions.

How long does it take for my application to be approved?

It typically takes one to two business days for your application to be processed once the DOI has received all needed paperwork, including background check results. Please note this time does NOT include time waiting for a background check, or if additional documentation was requested, this time is after all paperwork is received.

How do I know if my license has been approved?

The DOI will email the license to the email given on the application once approved. Please ensure the email is correct and check your junk/spam folders. You can also reach out to the licensing department directly by clicking here to follow up on your application.

Have more questions?
Contact the Licensing Team

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