Illinois surplus line producer licenses are issued by
Illinois Department of Insurance, not by the Surplus
Line Association. Some things to know about surplus line licensing:
- You must first have an Illinois producer license in order to get a surplus line license. For information about getting a producer license, see the producer page of the DOI website.
- Surplus line producer applications and renewals are handled through the NAIC's
National Insurance Producer Registry, or NIPR.
- To obtain a surplus line license, simply complete the application on NIPR and pay the
appropriate fee. There is no class, exam, fingerprinting, bond, or any other prelicensing
requirement, and there is no annual continuing education requirement.
- The fee is $400 and license is good for one year.
- Once you have submitted your application on NIPR, complete the SLA
Membership & EFS Registration Packet and send it to us. Membership in the SLA is a condition
of licensure in Illinois. There is no membership cost, but your license can be suspended or revoked
if you fail to join and maintain your membership.
- Illinois only licenses individuals for surplus line licenses, not corporations or business entities.
The Illinois Department of Insurance has posted step-by-step instructions on their website showing how to apply for
an Illinois surplus line producer license on NIPR:
Applying for a Resident
Surplus Line Producer License
Applying for a Nonresident Surplus Line Producer License
We also have some information about renewals:
Renewing your Surplus Line
NIPR has posted a demonstration walk-through showing the application process:
NIPR Initial Nonresident Licensing Walkthrough