Producer Licensing and Continuing Education

Iowa Insurance Business Entity License Application Instructions
Information on how an insurance agency may obtain the voluntary agency license.

Consent to work in the business of insurance   18 U.S.C. §§ 1033-1034 

Iowa Insurance Producer Services

Address Change

Address changes are done online at www.nipr.com “Address Change Request” unless otherwise directed by the Division.

***Business entity address changes are made via email, fax, or mail.  Send request with name and license number to one of the following:

Fax: 515-281-3059 Attn: Producer Licensing
Email: producer.licensing@iid.iowa.gov
Mail: Iowa Insurance Division, Attn: Licensing, 601 Locust St. - 4th Floor., Des Moines, IA 50309-3738

To print an updated license, click here. A current resident address is required with the Division at all times. Failure to do so could result in imposition of a fine and/or forfeiture of the Iowa Insurance License

Name Change

Submit a written request with your Iowa license number, previous name, and current name to one of the following:

Fax: 515-281-3059 Attn: Producer Licensing
Email: producer.licensing@iid.iowa.gov
Mail: Iowa Insurance Division, Attn: Licensing, 601 Locust St. - 4th Floor., Des Moines, IA 50309-3738 

To print an updated license, click here.

Letter of Certification

We no longer issue certification letters. In lieu of such a letter, one may do a print screen from the SBS "Licensee Lookup."

Company Appointments

Iowa permits a producer to solicit business once the license is received. However, a producer cannot receive a commission until the producer is appointed with a company. The notice of appointment must be filed within thirty days of the date the insurer and producer executes an agency contract or the first insurance application is submitted to the insurer. A producer may assign commissions to an agency or other insurance business entity. After a producer has received the Iowa license, they should notify the company or companies with whom the producer wishes to be appointed in Iowa. The company will then be responsible for processing the appointment and sending it to the Insurance Division for approval. Producers may view their appointments at "Licensee Lookup." Companies may view appointments at www.nipr.com. If you need help navigating, contact the NIPR Help Desk at 816-783-8468 or customerserivce@nipr.com

Reporting of Actions

Under Iowa Code section 522B.16, a licensed insurance producer is required to notify the Division if any administrative or criminal action is taken against them within thirty (30) days of the final disposition of an administrative matter or within thirty (30) days of the initial pretrial hearing in a criminal matter. They may be submitted online at www.nipr.com's Attachment Warehouse or scan and email to producer.licensing@iid.iowa.gov or fax to 515-281-3059 Attn: Producer Licensing.

New Crop Insurance Producers Continuing Education Requirement

11.3(8) For a resident producer who holds qualification only for a crop insurance line of authority and who is requesting renewal of a producer license on or after January 1, 2010, the producer must be able to demonstrate the following each time renewal of a license is requested:

a. The producer has completed all training and continuing education requirements imposed by the federal Risk Management Association, if any
b. The producer has completed 18 credits of continuing education, 3 of which must be in the area of ethics, except that a producer who is requesting renewal of a producer license during 2010 must demonstrate that the producer has completed 9 credits of continuing education, 3 of which must be in the area of ethics.

Active Military Service and Waiver of Continuing Education Requirements

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Chapter 10, Iowa Administrative Code: Licensing of Insurance Producers

Chapter 11, Iowa Administrative Code: Continuing Education for Insurance Providers

Chapter 55, Iowa Administrative Code: Licensing of Public Adjusters

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Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (18. U.S.C. §§ 1033-1034)
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