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North Dakota: NIPR Paper Licensing
North Dakota: Paper Licensing

This page provides state-specific checklists, application forms and contacts for paper resident and non-resident licensing in the State of North Dakota.

Non-Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

Applicants for a Business Entity North Dakota non-resident insurance producer license must apply electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). Paper applications will only be accepted when computer programming will not support the submission of an electronic application. Please contact the Department before submitting a paper application.

Organizational Documents

  • To ensure compliance with North Dakota corporate law, business entities should contact the North Dakota Secretary of State's office by telephone 701-328-4284; email – sosbir@nd.gov; or website – www.nd.gov/sos

License Requirements

  • Business entity must have at least one Designated Responsible Producer with an active North Dakota license for the same line(s) of authority.

Surplus Lines Licensing

  • If your resident surplus lines license information is not available on the NAIC Producer DataBase (PDB), include Letter of Certification* (within 90 days of issuance).

Appointment Requirements

No initial appointment with the application is required.

  • The appointing insurer shall file the notice of appointment within 30 days from the later of the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted.
  • The appointment fee is $10.00 for each company appointment.
  • Unless there are compelling reasons to submit on paper, companies should file agent appointments and terminations electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

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Non-Resident Licensing Checklist for Individuals

Applicants for an individual North Dakota non-resident insurance producer license must apply electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). Paper applications will only be accepted when computer programming will not support the submission of an electronic application. Please contact the Department before submitting a paper application.

License Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a like resident license in your home state and be in compliance with the continuing education requirements in your home state.
  • Provide NASD CRD number if applying for variable life/annuity
    (applicant must be a licensed North Dakota Securities Salesperson).

Surplus Lines Licensing

  • If your resident surplus lines license information is not available on the NAIC Producer DataBase (PDB), include Letter of Certification* (within 90 days of issuance).

Appointment Requirements

No initial appointment with the application is required.

  • The appointing insurer shall file the notice of appointment within 30 days from the later of the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted
  • The appointment fee is $10.00 for each company appointment.
  • Unless there are compelling reasons to submit on paper, companies should file agent appointments and terminations electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

Privacy Statement

"Pursuant to North Dakota Century Code § 26.1-26-30, the disclosure of the individual's social security number on the Uniform Application for Individual Non-Resident License is mandatory. The individual's social security number is used for identifying purposes in the processing of the license application. The North Dakota Department of Insurance will provide the social security number to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the National Insurance Producer Registry for inclusion in their respective producer databases."

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

Applicants for a Business Entity North Dakota resident insurance producer license are encouraged to apply electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

Organizational Documents

  • To ensure compliance with North Dakota corporate law, business entities should contact the North Dakota Secretary of State's office by telephone 701-328-4284; email - sosbir@nd.gov; or website - www.nd.gov/sos.

License Requirements

  • Business entity must have at least one Designated Responsible Producer with an active North Dakota license for the same line(s) of authority.

Surplus Lines Licensing

  • Applicants for a surplus lines insurance producer license must have an active insurance producer license.

Appointment Requirements

No initial appointment with the application is required.

  • The appointing insurer shall file the notice of appointment within 30 days from the later of the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted.
  • The appointment fee is $10.00 for each company appointment.
  • Unless there are compelling reasons to submit on paper, companies should file agent appointments and terminations electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Individuals

Applicants for an individual North Dakota Resident insurance producer license are encouraged to apply electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

License Requirements

  • Individuals must pass the appropriate exams for each line of authority requested on the application.
  • Provide NASD CRD number if applying for variable life/annuity
    (applicant must be a licensed North Dakota Securities Salesperson)

Surplus Lines Licensing

  • Applicants for a surplus lines insurance producer license must have an active insurance producer license.

Appointment Requirements

No initial appointment with the application is required.

  • The appointing insurer shall file the notice of appointment within 30 days from the later of the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted.
  • The appointment fee is $10.00 for each company appointment.
  • Unless there are compelling reasons to submit on paper, companies should file agent appointments and terminations electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

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DISCLAIMER

The National Insurance Producer Registry ("NIPR") populates the State Matrix of Business Rules ("State Matrix") with information provided directly from participating state insurance departments. Participating states are encouraged to provide updated information when appropriate. NIPR does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy or adequacy of the information in the State Matrix. The information in the State Matrix does not constitute legal advice and use of this information is at user's own risk and responsibility. Any questions regarding the interpretation of the rules or the accuracy of the information should be directed to the appropriate state insurance department.

Uniform Application for Business Entities

Uniform Application for Individuals

Non-Resident Licensing

North Dakota accepts the Uniform Licensing Application for nonresident business entities and individuals.

Resident Licensing

North Dakota accepts the Uniform Licensing Application for resident business entities and individuals.

Contact Information

North Dakota Web Site

Mail Applications to:
North Dakota Insurance Dept
600 E. Blvd, Dept 401
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320

Non-Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
Cindi Offerman 
701.328.2440

Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
Stephanie Butz 
701.328.2440

NIPR Licensing