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How Can I Get a License

Written Application

The applicant is required to complete an application. There are two types of application forms: business entity and individual. If the applicant is an organization (business entity), Form 441-11* must be submitted. On the other hand, if the applicant is an individual, Form 441-9* needs to be submitted.

*Note: The Notice of Appointment on this form cannot be used for the Rental Car Agent License. Please use Rental Car Agent Appointment Form RCA 3.

Insurer Certification

The rental car agent must be appointed by an authorized insurer. The insurer must sign a certification (Form RCA 3) stating that the insurer has satisfied itself that the named applicant is trustworthy and competent to act as its insurance agent limited to this purpose. The insurer will appoint the applicant to act as its agent to transact rental car insurance.

Initial Certification of Authorized Employees

The applicant must file Form RCA 1 certifying that all employees who offer or sell insurance have completed the required training.

Training Materials

Employees who sell rental car insurance must receive training in the following areas:

  • Insurance products
  • Ethical Sales Practices
  • Consumer disclosures

The training materials must be filed with the application for license. If the training materials have been developed by an insurer and approved by the California Department of Insurance, the applicant is not required to re-submit the training material. The applicant may submit a letter signed by both an authorized representative of the insurer and by the applicant (or officer of entity) that states the applicant will use the approved training materials as filed by the insurer.

Application Fee

An application fee of $463 must accompany the license application.  The license is issued for a two year period.

Where to File

Mail applicant filings with fees to:

P.O. BOX 1139
SACRAMENTO, CA 95812-1139

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