The Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner accepts the following types of applications through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) (www.nipr.com):
- New non-resident producer applications (full lines only)
- New resident producer applications (full lines only)
- Non-resident producer renewals
- Resident producer renewals
- New resident surplus line broker applications
- New non-resident surplus line broker applications
- New resident surplus line broker renewals
- New non-resident surplus line broker renewals
When you use NIPR, you can submit multiple state applications or renewals simultaneously if you hold multiple state insurance licenses.
NIPR charges a non-refundable service fee, in addition to any state's licensing fees, when you submit applications through their system.
If you use NIPR, it generally takes up to 48 hours for Washington state to process your application.
Resident producers using NIPR to renew their licenses must fax or email copies of their continuing education certificates of completion for courses not yet listed on their education history at the time they process their renewal applications. Renewals will be delayed until receipt of their certificates.