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How will I know when it's time to renew my license?

The license expiration date is shown on the front of the license. The California Department of Insurance (CDI) e-mails a renewal notice about 90 days before your license expires. If for some reason you do not receive a renewal notice, you may Check Your License Status online to review your license expiration date and continuing education credits. After reviewing your license status, you would renew your license online by going to our Free Application Online Renewal Service.

Will I still be able to continue transacting business if my license expires and I haven't received the renewed license?
If the renewal application and fee were submitted on or before the expiration date of the license, and the continuing education hours were completed on before the expiration date of the license, you may continue operating under the existing license for 60 days or until notified that the renewal application is deficient (Insurance Code Section §1720).

What if my renewal is late?
You have one year from the expiration date to late renew the license by paying a 50 percent penalty; after which time you must file a new application, appointment (s), fees, pre-licensing certificates and pass the qualifying examination.

If my renewal is "late" and I have completed the required continuing education hours, how do I "late" renew my license?
CDI's online renewal service is available to insurance agents, brokers, and adjusters who want to renew their licenses after the license expiration date has passed. Additionally, the online renewal service is available to insurance agents, brokers, and adjusters who previously used the online renewal service as an on-time renewal but were not able to renew their license because not all of the requirements to renew were met prior to the license expiration date. The online renewal service allows these licensees, once their requirements have been met, to complete the renewal of their license by paying the 50 percent late penalty fee.

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If you need further assistance, please call the California Department of Insurance's (CDI) Producer Licensing Bureau at (800) 967-9331 or send an e-mail to Producer Licensing Bureau

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