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Late renewals AGENTS & BROKERS: RESIDENT AND NONRESIDENT INSURANCE LICENSE AND FILING FEES

Insurance License Fees 

Pursuant to Section 1751.5 of the California Insurance Code*, filing fees are not refundable.  

License Type Filing Filing Fees
Effective
 3/17/2014
Renewal

   Renewal 
Fees
 Effective
3/17/2014 

Late Renewal**

Late 
Renewal Fees**
Effective
3/17/2014
  

Exam

 Exam Fees Effective
3/17/2014

Accident and Health
Agent (AH)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Administrator (RA) $140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 N/A N/A
Bail Agent (BA) *** $468 $514 (per surety)

$140
(per surety)

$154 (per surety)

 Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee $46 $51
Bail Permittee (BP) *** $936 $1,030

$590

$650 Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee $46 $51
Bail Solicitor (BS) *** $468 $514

$140
(per surety)

$154
(per surety)

Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee Within one year, applicant must reapply and pay twice the application fee $46 $51
Brokering Life
Settlement
$140 $154 $140 $154 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cargo Shipper's Agent
(CS)
$48 $52 $48 $52 $72 $78 N/A N/A
Casualty Broker-Agent
(CA)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Credit Insurance Agent
(CI)
$337 $371 $308 $339 $462 $508 N/A N/A
Crop Insurance Adjuster
(CJ)

$234

$257

$234

$257

$293

$322

N/A

N/A

Insurance Adjuster (AJ)

$234
 (per qualified manager)

$257
 (per qualified manager)

$234
(per qualified manager)
$257 (per qualified manager)

$293
(per qualified manager)

$322
 (per qualified manager)

$59
($24 fee for
Reexamination)

 $65
($26 fee for Reexamination)

Interim Public
Insurance
Adjuster (PI) 
$198 $218 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Life Agent -
Life-Only
Agent (LO),
Accident and
Health
Agent (AH)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Life & Disability
Insurance
Analyst (LA)
$468 $514 $468 $514 $702 $771 $116 $128
Life Only Agent
(LO)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231  $41 $45
Life Settlement Broker $141 $155 $141 $155 N/A N/A          N/A N/A
Limited Lines
Automobile
Insurance
Agent (AU)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Motor Club
Agent (MC)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 N/A N/A
Part-Time
Fraternal
Agent (PF)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 N/A N/A
Personal Lines
Broker-Agent
(PL)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Portable 
Electronics
Ins Agent (PE)
$241 $265 $241 $265 $362 $398 N/A N/A
Property
Broker-Agent
(PR)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Property and Casualty
Broker-Agent
- Property
Broker-Agent
(PR) and
Casualty
Broker-Agent
(CA)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 $41 $45
Public Insurance
Adjuster (PJ)
$198
(Plus an additional $51 if an Authorization Application is submitted)

$218
(Plus an additional $56 if an Authorization Application is submitted)

$198 $218 $249 $274 $51
($21 fee for
Reexamination)

$56
($23 fee for Reexamination)

Reinsurance
Inter
Broker/Manager
(RB/RM)
$309 $340 N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A
Rental Car Agent
(RC)
$383 $421 $383 $421 $574 $632 N/A N/A
Self-Service
Storage
Agent (SS)
$243 $267 $243 $267 $365 $401 N/A N/A
Surplus Line
Broker (SL)
and/or 
Special Lines'
Surplus Line
Broker (SP)
licensee who
only transacts
on behalf
of a surplus line
broker business
entity
$486 $534 $486 $534 $729 $801 N/A N/A
Surplus Line
Broker (SL)
and/or Special
Lines' Surplus
Line Broker
(SP) licensee
who does not
only transact
on behalf of a
special lines
surplus line
broker
business entity
$972 $1,070 $972 $1,070 $1,458 $1,605 N/A
N/A
Stock Agent
(SA)
$113 $124 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Title Marketing Representative
(TM) 
$195 $215 $207 $228 $255 $281 N/A N/A
Variable Contract
Authority (for nonresidents 
applying
only for the Variable Contract Authority) (VC)
$140 $154 $140 $154 $210 $231 N/A N/A
Vehicle Service Contract Provider (VS) $4,082 $4,490 $700 $770 $1,050 $1,155 N/A N/A

(*) All Filing Fees are Non-refundable. Section 1751.5 of the California Insurance Code states, in part, that the filing fees shall not be refunded, whether or not the application is acted upon or an examination taken.

(**) Late Renewal Fees: The late renewal fees include the original renewal fee and the penalty fee.

(***) Bail Renewals: Bail renewals are renewed for two year terms. Bail Agents pay $140 (effective 3/17/2014 this fee will be $154) per surety company appointment and Bail Solicitors pay $140 (effective 3/17/2014 this fee will be $154). After the expiration date of the license, bail agents and bail solicitors must reapply and pay a license fee of $936 (effective 3/17/2014 this fee will be $1,028).  In addition, Bail Permittees must reapply and pay a license fee of $1,872 (effective 3/17/2014 this fee will be $2,060).

Non-Resident Fees

California's licensing fee for non-residents is the same as the fee to become licensed as a resident producer when applying for the same type of license regardless of which state the individual holds a resident license.

Not all license types are issued to non-residents. For information on specific licensing requirements please go to the following link:  License Types and Requirements

Supplemental Filing Fees (*)

Item Fee Fees effective 3/17/2014
Action Notice:  
   Appointments $24 $26
   Terminations $24 $26
Addition/Deletion of Natural Persons:
   From Business Entity License $24 $26
Amendment
   Action Notice $9 $10
   Application - first amendment $12 $13
   Application - second amendment $24 $26
Bond Replacement    
   Bail $21 $23
   Producers $24 $26
Certificate of Convenience $29 $32
License Status Information:    
   Certificate of License Status $18 $20
   Clearance Letter $24 $26
   Legal Certification of License Record $44 $45
Name Approval  
   Bail $24 $26
   Insurance Adjuster: Add or Change $21 $23
   Producer $44 $48
   Public Adjuster: Add or Change $21 $23

(*) All Filing Fees are Non-refundable. Section 1751.5 of the California Insurance Code states, in part, that the filing fees shall not be refunded, whether or not the application is acted upon or an examination taken.

The following provides you with the California Department of Insurance's Producer Licensing Bureau's addresses and telephone numbers:

All documents submitted with fees must be mailed to:
Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA  95812-1139
If you have any questions about the above information or other license information you retrieved, please see the most commonly asked questions in our License Questions and Answers section. If you need further assistance, please call CDI's Producer Licensing Bureau at (800) 967-9331. The Contact Center is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding State Holidays. You may also send an e-mail to Producer Licensing Bureau. Please be sure to include your name, telephone number, license number and e-mail address in all correspondence with the CDI.
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