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Motor Club Agent (MC)

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Application for Business Entity License: Application for Business Entity License, form LIC 441-11*

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Authorizing Act:

Section 12143 of the California Insurance Code reads, in part: A Motor Club Agent is a person who acts or aids in any manner in the solicitation, delivery, or negotiation of any membership or service contract on behalf of the appointing motor club.

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Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Residency: California residency is required
  • Prelicensing Experience/Education: Not required
  • Continuing Education: Not required
  • Entity Types: Individual and Business Entity
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Filing Requirements: Individual 

  • Application: Apply for an insurance license online - Go to the Fast Licensing Application Service is Here (FLASH) for resident applicants to apply for an insurance license online. This link takes the applicant to the procedures of how to file an application online. If you already know how to use the online application service, you may select the following link to go directly to the FLASH online application.
  • Fingerprint Impressions: Fingerprint impressions are required for unlicensed applicants. 

Additional Documents: The Insurance Commissioner may require such other documents as will aid in determining whether the applicant meets the qualifications for a license.

A Motor Club Agent is not required to have an appointment with an insurance company to have the license issued. Upon application approval the license can be downloaded or printed by using the CDI's Print or Download Your License. However, the licensee may not transact, solicit, or negotiate the sale of insurance until after one of the following documents is completed and submitted to the California Department of Insurance (CDI):

  • The sponsoring insurance company admitted to California completes an Action Notice of Appointment. Pursuant to Section 2190.22 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, the Action Notice of Appointment must be submitted electronically. To submit appointments electronically contact the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and its authorized business partners for a list of approved partners
  • The sponsoring business entity licensed in California completes a Business Entity Endorsement, by submitting form LIC 411-8A and a $26 fee.

Examination: Not required.

Fees - Individual:

  • License filing - two year term: $154 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $170).
  • Fingerprint Processing: Review Fingerprint Processing  link for fee.
  • Renewal Fee - two year term: $154 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $170).

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Filing Requirements: Business Entity

Business Entity Application: Any legal entity, other than an individual, may qualify for a business entity license. Applicants must submit the Application for Business Entity license, form LIC 441-11.

Note: The business entity must have at least one resident Motor Club endorsee to establish and maintain the license.

Additional Documents: The Insurance Commissioner may require such other documents as will aid in determining whether the applicant meets the qualifications for a license.

A Motor Club Agent is not required to have an appointment with an insurance company to have the license issued. Upon application approval the license can be downloaded or printed by using the CDI's Print or Download Your License. However, the licensee may not transact, solicit, or negotiate the sale of insurance until after the following document is completed and submitted to the California Department of Insurance (CDI):

  • The sponsoring insurance company admitted to California completes an Action Notice of Appointment. Pursuant to Section 2190.22 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, the Action Notice of Appointment must be submitted electronically. To submit appointments electronically contact the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and its authorized business partners for a list of approved partners

Fees - Business Entity:

  • License filing - two year term: $154 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $170).
  • Business Entity Endorsement: $26 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $29) per endorsement.
  • Action Notice of Appointment: $26 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $29) per appointment.
  • Fingerprint Processing: Review Fingerprint Processing link for fee.
  • Renewal Fee - two year term: $154 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $170).

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License Term:

Pursuant to Section 1630 of the California Insurance Code, licenses are issued for two year terms. Specifically, the term of the first license begins the date the license is issued and expires the last day of that same calendar month two years later. Any additional licenses issued at a later date will expire at the same time as the initial license. 


Renewal of License:

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) discontinued mailing renewal notices to individuals and business entities licensed through CDI's Producer Licensing Bureau. CDI now emails licensees a renewal notification to their email address on record. The email notification includes the license number, license term, license type, and information regarding any continuing education requirements. You can update your e-mail address using CDI's Online Address Change service.

Motor Club Individual and Business Entity insurance producers must submit their renewal filings to CDI electronically.

Individuals and business entities who do not receive the email notification must still renew their license online by following the prompts on CDI's Online Renewal Service at the following website link: Free Application Online Renewal Service (FLRS)

Note: You cannot use the online renewal service for a late renewal at this time.

Any licensees that renew their licenses late will be required to pay a 50 percent penalty fee and file new company appointments and/or business entity endorsements or solicitor appointment (if applicable). "Late" is defined as any renewal for which the requirements to renew (for CA residents this includes completing the ethics and continuing education hours) are not met until after the expiration date of the previous license term. Use this link Late Renewal - What To Do to find out how to late renew your license.

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Additional Information:

  • Federal law (Title 18 United States Code Section 1033) prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or a breach of trust from conducting the business of insurance unless they have obtained the written consent of the Insurance Commissioner. It is a violation of this statute to conduct business of insurance without the Commissioners written consent. If you have been convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or a breach of trust then you must attach a copy of this consent. If you have not obtained this written consent you must do so by filing a 1033 Short Form Application for Written Consent prior to filing your application.
  • A complete filing is not required for persons currently licensed as Property Broker-Agent and a Casualty Broker-Agent. These persons need only file an Action Notice of Appointment, with $26 (effective March1, 2015 this fee will be $29) filing fee, completed by the sponsoring insurance company admitted to California authorizing the person to act as a Motor Club Agent.  Pursuant to Section 2190.22 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, the Action Notice of Appointment must be submitted electronically. To submit appointments electronically contact the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and its authorized business partners for a list of approved partners
  • To obtain insurance licensing forms by mail, send an e-mail request to: Producer Licensing Bureau.
  • To obtain insurance licensing information, you may phone the Producer Licensing Bureau at (800) 967-9331.
  • All fees mailed to the Department must be addressed to:

    Department of Insurance
    P.O. Box 1139
    Sacramento, CA 95812-1139

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

LIC 663-A (Rev. 4/2013)

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