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Washington: NIPR Paper Licensing
WASHINGTON: PAPER LICENSING

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

Non-Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

Organizational Documents

  • Submit Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization
  • Firms and Trade names must be filed with Business License Center, Trade Names Division (360-664-1400)

Appointment Requirements

Appointment is required at time of application with any insurer to be represented unless the appointment(s) and fee are going to be submitted electronically through NIPR or the OIC Web site (www.insurance.wa.gov) within 15 days of the acceptance of the first insurance application executed by the agent with the insurer.

Affiliation required for all individuals who represent the business entity in its transactions in Washington

  • Supply INS-18, Affiliation/Termination Notice ( www.insurance.wa.gov/)
  • Appointment fee is $20 each, payable to the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC).
  • Affiliation fee is $20 each, payable to the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC)

Other Requirements

  • Filing Fee $5, payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • License Fee $55 for producers, payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (all fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check)
  • In reference to question 23 on the business application, Washington does not require that the designated/responsible licensed producer be an officer, director or partner of the business entity.
  • Sign application

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Non-Resident Licensing Checklist for Individuals

Organizational Documents

Appointment Requirements
Appointment is required at time of application if individual is directly representing insurer unless the appointment (s) and fees are going to be submitted electronically through NIPR or teh OIC Web site (www.insurance.wa.gov) within 15 days of the acceptance of the first insurance application executed by the agent with the insurer;

Affiliation is required if individual is representing and/or sharing commissions with an agency (Agency must also be licensed as non-resident in Washington)

  • Supply INS-18, Appointment/Affiliation Notice (www.insurance.wa.gov/)
  • Appointment/affiliation fee is $20 each, payable to the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC).

Other Requirements

  • Filing fee $5 payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

    License fee $55 for producers payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (All fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check)

  • Submit 1 completed fingerprint card, Form #FD258 with a $45.25 check payable to the OIC (All fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check). After July 1, 2009, if a non-resident applicant's home state requires fingerprints to obtain a resident license, WA will waive the fingerprint requirement. A list of states requiring resident fingerprints can be found on the OIC Web site.
  • Sign application

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

Organizational Documents

  • Submit Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization
  • Letter of Good Standing if Articles approved over 6 months--issued by the Secretary of State of Washington (360-753-7115)
  • Firms and Trade names must be filed with Business License Center, Trade Names Division (360-664-1400)

Appointment Requirements

  • Appointment is required at time of application with any insurer to be represented unless the appointment(s) and fee are going to be submitted electronically through NIPR or the OIC Web site (www.insurance.wa.gov) within 15 days of the acceptance of the first insurance application executed by the agent with the insurer.
  • Supply INS-18, Appointment/Affiliation Notice (www.insurance.wa.gov/)
  • Appointment fee is $20 each, payable to the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC).

Other Requirements

  • Filing Fee $5, payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • License Fee $55 for producers, payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (all fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check)
  • Sign application

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Individuals

Score Reports and signed Pre-licensing Education Certificates

  • Passing score report for each line of authority
  • Pre-licensing Education Certificates for each line of authority.

Appointment Requirements

  • Supply INS-18, Appointment/Affiliation Notice (http://www.insurance.wa.gov//)
  • Appointment/affiliation fee is $20 each, payable to the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC).
  • Appointment required if individual is directly representing insurer.
  • Affiliation required if individual is representing and/or sharing commissions with an agency (Agency must also be licensed as non-resident in Washington) 

Other Requirements

  • Filing fee $5 payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • License fee $55 for producers, payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (All fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check). 
  • Submit 1 completed fingerprint card, Form #FD258 with a $45.25 check payable to the OIC. (All fees payable to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner may be combined into one check).
  • Letter of Clearance, if licensed in another state within the last two years
  • Sign application

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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

Uniform Appointment Form and Procedures

Non-Resident Licensing

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

Resident Licensing

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

Contact Information

Washington Web Site

Mail Applications to:
Insurance Commissioner's Office
Licensing and Education
P.O. Box 40257
Olympia, WA 98504-0257

Overnight
Insurance Commissioner's Office
Licensing and Education
5000 Capitol Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98501

Non-Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
License Technicians
360-725-7144

Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
License Technicians
360-725-7144

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