Non-residents moving to Idaho must license as residents within 90 days of moving to Idaho or within 90 days of cancellation of their former domicile state’s license, whichever is first. If the licensee does not apply for their Idaho license within that time frame they may have to retest for their lines of authority in Idaho.
Please follow the 6 steps bellow to ensure the process goes smoothly.
1: Be a resident of Idaho.
- You need to have proof of residency in order to have your fingerprints processed. Examples: Idaho driver’s license, lease agreement, utility bill etc.
2: Have your Fingerprints for a Background Check.
- Click here for information on scheduling a fingerprinting appointment.
- You will need to print and complete a copy of the CHRI release form/Non-Criminal Justice form.
3: Wait 2-3 days before going to step 4 (optional).
- Fingerprints typically take 7-10 business days to process if done at participating Pearson Vue location. Waiting a few days between having them taken and applying will minimize down time between home state licenses. There is no way to avoid down time completely.
4: Request a “Letter of Clearance” from your home state.
- Once the Letter of Clearance is issued you will no longer have a license to sell insurance in your old home state.
- If your home state does not issue letter of clearances, you will need to follow your home states prescribed procedure to terminate your license. Idaho will be unable to process your application until your home state posts the deactivation of your license to the PDB.
5: Make your Application Packet.
This packet must include:
- The completed paper application
- The completed CHRI release form/Non-Criminal Justice form
- A copy of the fingerprint receipt from Pearson
- The Letter of Clearance from your home state.
- The non-refundable application fee of $8000. This can be a check or money order made out to “Idaho Department of Insurance”
6: Deliver the Application Packet
Send the complete Application Packet to:
Idaho Department of Insurance
700 West State Street Floor 3
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043