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Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible to use the FLASH Service?

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) requires California resident applicants to first pass the qualifying license examination prior to submitting their license application. This change affects California residents applying for any license in which an examination is required (i.e., life, accident and health, property, casualty, personal lines, limited lines automobile, and life limited to funeral and burial expenses). CDI's online application service Fast Licensing Application Service is Here (FLASH) requires applicants to enter a unique 12-digit identification number which is located on the upper left corner of the passed examination letter. FLASH only allows the application to be submitted if the applicant enters the correct identification number and has passed the examination, not just scheduled the examination. Consequently, for an application to be accepted, the applicant's identification number entered must be identical to the identification number that is stated on the passed examination letter.

The identification number consists of the applicant's last four digits of his or her social security number (e.g., 7777), followed by the two-digit birth month (e.g., 01), followed by the two-digit birth day (e.g., 02), and finally, the four-digit birth year (e.g., 1963). In this example, the 12-digit identification number would be 777701021963. The online application service will only allow the application to be submitted if the identification number is correct and you passed your license examination.

License Type

California Resident and Non-Resident Applicants who are applying for the following licenses:

  • Property Broker-Agent
  • Casualty Broker-Agent
  • Life-Only Agent
  • Accident and Health Agent
  • Personal Lines Broker-Agent
  • Motor Club Agent
  • Surplus Lines Broker
  • Special Lines' Surplus Lines Broker
  • Limited Lines Automobile Insurance Agent

Certificate Type

  • Title Marketing Representative

Prelicensing Requirement

Please note that you must complete the prelicensing education requirement prior to the license being issued.

Who is eligible to use the FLASH Service?

What items are needed to access the FLASH Service?

How to complete the FLASH Application?

Steps to Follow After Submitting the FLASH Application

Checklist Page

Online Examination Scheduling

FLASH Frequently Asked Questions

Return to Fast Licensing Application Licensing Service is Here 

If you need further assistance, please call the CDI's Licensing Hotline at (800) 967-9331. 

To obtain insurance licensing forms by mail, send an e-mail request to Producer Licensing Bureau.  

All filing fees submitted are not refundable, whether or not the application is acted upon or an examination taken.

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