Please follow the steps noted below to complete an application online.
Step 1 - Fingerprint impressions are required for unlicensed applicants and can be filed prior to submitting the certificate application. Please select the following link for instructions: Licensing Fingerprint Requirements. Failure to submit fingerprints in a timely manner may cause a delay in the issuance of your certificate.
Step 2 - Apply for an insurance certificate online - Go to the Fast Licensing Application Service is Here (FLASH)* to apply for an insurance certificate 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.
Step 3 - Certificate 3-year filing fee: $177 (effective June 15 this fee will be $195.00).
Application Procedures - Employers
Online Business Entity Services (BES) - The employer will be requested to use the BES to provide the applicant's identification number and a statement certifying that the applicant either has completed or will complete within 60 days, the required Title Marketing Representative Training that has been provided by the employer. There is no charge for this service.
Additional Documents: The Insurance Commissioner may require such other documents as will aid in determining whether the applicant meets the qualifications for a certificate.
*The California Department of Insurance (CDI) will not accept written versions of these forms. Please use the online services noted above.
All filing fees submitted are not refundable, whether or not the application is acted upon or the examination taken.