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Individual Producers 

Resident Individuals

How to Apply for a License

Complete Prelicensing Education.  Individuals must complete an approved course of education in the fields of insurance for which they apply within two years prior to applying for a license.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete twenty (20) hours of education per line of authority.  To find prelicensing courses, conduct a search on Sircon.

Individuals meeting certain requirements may be eligible for an exemption from the prelicensing education requirement.  See the Request for Exemption from Prelicensing Requirement Form for eligibility requirements and instructions.

Register and Study for an Exam.  Within one year prior to applying for a license, register for an examination through Pearson VUE.   The Candidate Handbook contains the course content outline and is an essential tool for studying for the examination.  The Candidate Handbook published online by Pearson VUE.


 Be Fingerprinted for a Criminal History Background Check.  Make a reservation for digital fingerprints through IdentoGo.  Fingerprints are valid for six months and, therefore, must be taken no more than six month prior to applying for a license.

 

Submit an Application.  Resident individuals applying for a producer license must apply electronically through Sircon.  The State licensing fee is $185.  The vendor may charge transaction fees in addition to the state fee.  Licensing fees are nonrefundable. 

Upload to the application the Fingerprint Background Waiver, the fingerprint receipt and any other required supporting documentation.   

Affiliation Requirements:

A producer of insurance representing an agency must be affiliated prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance on the agency’s behalf. Affiliations may be requested during the individual license application process and may be created and maintained through Sircon.

The affiliation fee is $50 and renews triennially with the individual’s producer license.

Applicant for Variable Annuities:

A producer applying to sell variable annuities or variable life insurance must be registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and must hold an active producer license with life line of authority.

Appointment Requirements:

A producer contracted with an insurer must be appointed within 15 days after the contract is executed or within 15 days of the license being issued by the Division. 

How to Print Your License 

Applicants may print a license through Sircon at no charge for 30 days after the license has been issued.  A transaction fee will apply for licenses printed after the first 30 days.

Continuing Education Requirements

Resident producers are required to complete continuing education (CE).  Individuals must complete 30 hours of CE during the license term and prior to the expiration of the license.   Three of the hours must be in ethics.  To find CE courses for your line of authority, visit Sircon for an Education Lookup Tool.

CE Exemptions for Producers

Licensed Producers may be eligible for an exemption from continuing education if the producer:

  • has earned and continues to maintain a designation as a chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU), chartered life underwriter (CLU), certified insurance counselor (CIC), certified financial planner (CFP) or chartered financial consultant (ChFC) or
  • has been continuously licensed as an insurance producer for 20 years.  

To request an exemption, submit the Exemption Request Form 

Renewal Information

To renew a license, a licensee must complete the continuing education requirements and submit an electronic renewal application and renewal fee through Sircon.  

Nonresident Individual Requirements

How to Apply for a License

Nonresident individuals applying for a producer license must apply electronically through Sircon or NIPR. Electronic transaction fees apply.  The licensing fee is $185, plus online processing fees. Applicants requiring an agency affiliation must pay an additional $50 for each affiliation. 

How to Print Your License

License printing is available through Sircon.  If the individual applied through Sircon, there is no charge to print the license for 30 days from the date of issuance.  

Applicant for Variable Annuities

A producer applying to sell variable annuities or variable life insurance must be registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Affiliation Requirements:

A producer of insurance representing an agency must be affiliated prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance on the agency’s behalf. Affiliations may be requested during an individual license application, created and later maintained online through Sircon. The affiliation fee is $50 and renews triennially with the individual’s producer license.

Appointment Requirements:

A producer contracted with an insurer must be appointed within 15 days after the contract is executed or within 15 days of the license being issued by the Division. 

Moving to Nevada

A licensed producer moving to Nevada and changing a nonresident license to a Nevada resident license must apply for a resident license within 90 days of moving to Nevada and within 90 days of cancellation of the previous resident license.  If the current resident state reports licensing information to the producer database (PDB), a letter of clearance is not required.  To apply for a license, obtain digital fingerprints through IdentoGo and apply for a license via Sircon.