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Application Procedures-Individual Non-Residents

License Information 

Please follow the steps noted below to complete an application:

Step 1 - Fingerprint Processing: Most applicants who submit a non-resident individual application for an insurance license will be required to file fingerprint impressions prior to submitting their application to the California Department of Insurance. The Non-Resident Applicants to File Fingerprint Impressions web page lists the procedures on how to submit the fingerprint impressions.

Step 2 - 1033 Application for Written Consent: Any person who has been convicted of felony crimes of dishonesty or breach of trust in a state or federal jurisdiction, or who has been convicted of any violation of Title 18 U.S.C.§ 1033 (the "Act"), must first obtain the written consent of the Commissioner prior to engaging or continuing to engage in the business of insurance in California.

Step 3 - Apply for an Insurance License: Go to CDI's - Individual License Application service for both resident and non-resident applicants to apply for an insurance license online. This link takes the viewer to the procedures of how to file an application online. If you already know how to use the online application service, you may click the following link to go directly to CDI's - Individual License Application service. 

Step 4 -

  • License two year filing fee: $188
  • Examination fee: $55 per scheduled exam date at a California Department of Insurance examination site or $83 per scheduled examination date at a PSI examination site.

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 Life-Limited to the Payment of Funeral and Burial Expenses Agent (LI) is not required to have an appointment to have the license issued. Upon application approval the license can be downloaded and printed by using the CDI's Print or Download Your License online service. However, the licensee may not transact, solicit, or negotiate the sale of insurance until after one of the following documents are completed and submitted to the California Department of Insurance.

  • An Action Notice of Appointment is filed, with $32 filing fee, completed by the sponsoring insurance company admitted to California. 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 resellers for a list of approved resellers.
  • The sponsoring business entity licensed in California submits a Business Entity Endorsement form LIC 411-8A with a $32 filing fee.

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 or transferable, whether or not the application is acted upon or an examination taken.



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