What is a 'producer'?
Any person or entity required to be licensed under the laws of Idaho to sell, solicit, negotiate, consult, or advise with regard to insurance.
Who needs to be licensed?
All individuals and business entities, resident or non-resident, who sell, solicit or negotiate insurance in the State of Idaho must be licensed for any class or classes of insurance. Any business entity whose producers are acting under the entity's name must be licensed.
How do I get a license in Idaho?
Resident licensing in Idaho requires taking the appropriate exams, being fingerprinted, and making an application either online or on paper. Those wanting a non-resident license in Idaho, are required to hold a valid resident license in your home and to submit, either online or on paper, a non-resident license application for the same license type. There are additional requirements for other types of licenses. For more detail, see our website, www.doi.idaho.gov, under Licensed Professionals.
How do I add a line of authority to my license?
Idaho resident licensees must first pass the appropriate exam, then submit an Add Lines Request form with pass slips from the exams. Non-resident licensees must first hold the requested line of authority on their resident license, then submit an Add Lines Request form or complete an online application for adding a qualification to their license. The form is found at www.doi.idaho.gov, Licensed Professionals, Forms/Links.
Do I need to complete continuing education for Idaho?
Resident licensees are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE), with a minimum of 3 hours in the Ethics course category, each 2-year license review period. Non-resident licensees are not required to complete CE for Idaho, but are required to maintain CE compliance in their resident license state
How do I renew my license?
Renewals must be completed prior to the expiration date of your license. We have either online or paper renewal application processes that are available up to 60 days prior to the expiration date. Depending on your residence status and type of license, there are varying renewal requirements. For complete information, visit our website www.doi.idaho.gov, Licensed Professionals, License Type, Renewal information; or call for assistance.
My license expired; what do I do now?
Depending on how long the license has been expired, there are different requirements to reinstate your license. Look on our website for Renewal Information for your license type, or call the Department’s Licensing section for assistance.
My address/phone/email is wrong on my license, what do I need to do?
For individual licenses, you may now make updates to any of your contact information by using the Change function online at www.nipr.com. Once updated, allow 24 hours for the updated information to appear on our website.
I have moved, do I need to notify the Department?
Yes. It is your responsibility to notify and update the Department of any changes to the contact information for your license. Address changes need to be reported within 30 days. For individual licenses, you may now make updates to any of your contact information by using the Change function online at www.nipr.com.
I don’t need my license anymore, how do I deactivate it?
There is no negative consequence or penalty in Idaho for simply allowing your license to lapse for failure to renew. However, if you have a want to voluntarily surrender your license, you may submit the appropriate Voluntary Surrender Request form for this, found in the Forms/Links section on our website.
I am moving to Idaho, how do I change my license to Idaho?
Please visit our website for complete information, links and processes for relocating to Idaho and getting your resident license here. It’s at www.doi.idaho.gov, Licensed Professionals, Other Information, Moving to Idaho.
How can I print a copy of my license?
Go to our website at www.doi.idaho.gov under Licensed Professionals, Other Information, then use the Print a License quicklink of the right-hand side of the page.
What is the PSI pre-licensing candidate handbook and why do I need it?
This booklet is prepared and provided by our exam vendor, PSI Exams, to guide you through the testing procedures and requirements. If provides important information and phone numbers, and can answer many questions you may have regarding how to arrange for your exams and fingerprints, and what to expect at the testing site. It can be found on our website on the Resident Study/Testing material and Exam/Fingerprinting information page.
If your question is not answered above, please submit your question directly to the DOI.