Insurance Law

Where Can I Obtain Insurance Licensing Forms And Licensing Requirements?

You may obtain licensing assistance from the Licensing Bureau of the California Department of Insurance. The requirements and forms needed depend upon the type of license you are attempting to acquire and your status as an individual, an individual in an insurance firm, or solely as an insurance firm. There are many types of insurance licenses including the following:

  • Fire and Casualty broker­agent
  • Life Agent
  • Rental Car Agent Licensing
  • Surplus Line Broker
  • Special Lines` Surplus Line Broker
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Public Insurance Adjuster
  • Interim Public Insurance Adjuster
  • Bail Agent
  • Bail Solicitor
  • Bail Permittee
  • Administrator
  • Motor Club
  • Travel Agent
  • Cargo Shippers` Agent
  • Reinsurance Intermediary­Broker/ Intermediary­Manager
  • Life and Disability Insurance Analyst
  • Stock Agent
  • Part­Time Fraternal Agent

You may telephone the Licensing Bureau Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (800) 967­9331 or (916) 322­3555. A 24 hour Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) is also available by telephoning these numbers. Some of the specific features you may find useful on the IVR are: answering insurance licensing questions; obtaining information on education requirements; verifying licensing examination schedules; ordering forms, education provider lists and/or course lists.

Correspondence may be mailed to: California Department of Insurance, 320 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814­4309. If fees are required, mail to: California Department of Insurance, Producer Licensing Bureau, P.O. Box 1139, Sacramento, CA 95812­1139. You can fax the Licensing Bureau at (916) 327­6907.

Personal assistance is available at public counters at three locations where office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may submit your license application and fees, reschedule license examinations, submit renewal applications, submit change of address forms, request certificates of license status, confirm agent license information or receive general license assistance. The locations are as follows:

320 Capitol Mall, 1st Floor
(800) 967­9331
or (916) 322­3555

Los Angeles
Ronald Reagan Building, South Tower
300 South Spring Street, 10th Floor

San Francisco
45 Fremont Street, 22nd Floor
(415) 904­6072

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