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Individual Producers

All individuals who wish to hold a Nevada Resident Producer license must apply for one. This includes individuals who wish to transfer from a non-resident license to a resident license, and individuals applying for producer licensure for the first time. However, the requirements for each scenario are slightly different and the process is explained in more detail below. 

Individuals Transferring from any Non-Resident License to a Resident License

If Nevada is now your home state, you must apply for a Nevada Resident Producer license – there is no way to transfer or convert the license from one state or type to the other. This usually does not require taking a licensing exam. 

If Your Previous State Resident License Is Still Active

If your previous state resident license is still active, keep it active during the application process. You must apply for a Nevada Resident license within 90 days of establishing legal residency in Nevada. If you are applying for the same lines of authority you will not need to take a licensing exam, but all other steps in the “How To Apply for a License” section below are required.

Once your Nevada Resident Producer license is approved you will have 30 days to surrender your previous state resident license. If you held a Nevada Non-Resident Producer license, it will automatically be inactivated when your Nevada Resident Producer license is activated.   

If You Already Surrendered Your Previous State Resident License

If you already surrendered your previous state resident license or have obtained a Letter of Clearance from your previous state, you will have 90 days from the license inactivation date to apply for a Nevada Resident Producer license with the same lines of authority to be exempt from taking a licensing exam. All other steps in the “How To Apply for a License” section below are required. If you don’t apply within 90 days of the previous state license inactivation date you will be required to take and pass a licensing exam as well. 

If you held a Nevada Non-Resident Producer license, it will automatically be inactivated when your Nevada Resident Producer license is activated. 

Individuals Applying for a Resident License for the First Time

How to Apply for a License:

Register and Study for an Exam

Within one year prior to applying for a license, register for an examination through Pearson VUE.  Pearson VUE’s Candidate Handbook contains the course content outline and is an essential tool for studying for the examination.

While prelicensing education is not required, individuals may choose to prepare for their licensing exam by taking a course of education in the fields of insurance for which they apply.  A list of available prelicensing courses is available at Sircon.com.

NOTE: Exams are not required for individuals who hold an active Nevada Non-Resident Producer license and an active Resident license in their home state, or for individuals who apply for a Nevada Resident license within 90 days of inactivating their former state’s resident license. 

Submit an Application

Resident individuals applying for a producer license should apply electronically through Sircon.  The State licensing fee is $185.  The vendor may charge transaction fees in addition to the state fee. 

Be Fingerprinted for a Criminal History Background Check

After applying for a license, upload to the application the Fingerprint Background Waiver, the fingerprint confirmation receipt and any other required supporting documentation (such as charging and resolution documents for any criminal history). The waiver must be received by the Division prior to submitting your fingerprints.

**Please note the Fingerprint Background Waiver is linked to a third-party website. If you are having difficulties retrieving any of the forms, please notify the Division by emailing nevada.licensing@doi.nv.gov.

Make a reservation for digital fingerprinting through an approved vendor in Nevada (digital fingerprints cannot be accepted from out-of-state vendors). The criminal history report associated with your digital fingerprints is valid for six months. 

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

Nevada law requires each individual and business entity producer be appointed by an insurance company. Please see the Appointment page for more information. 

How to Print Your License

License printing is only available through Sircon.  Applications submitted through NIPR will be charged a transaction fee to print a license. If the individual applied through Sircon, there is no charge to print the license for 30 days from the date of issuance.  A transaction fee will apply for licenses printed after the first 30 days.

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. 

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 to use the education lookup tool.

CE Exemptions for Producers

Licensed Producers may be eligible for an exemption from continuing education. A full list of qualifying criteria may be found in NAC683A.330.

To request an exemption, submit the Exemption Request Form.    

Nonresident Individual Requirements

How to Apply for a License:

Nonresident individuals applying for a nonresident 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.

How to Print Your License

License printing is only available through Sircon. Applications submitted through NIPR will be charged a transaction fee to print a license. If the individual applied through Sircon, there is no charge to print the license for 30 days from the date of issuance.  A transaction fee will apply for licenses printed after the first 30 days.

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.