If you have a misdemeanor, felony or other criminal offense on your record
Qualifying for a license will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Contact us if you have concerns regarding your record and obtaining a license. Please send the following to us via our secure e-form:
- A written statement explaining the circumstances of the incident(s)
- A copy of the charging document(s)
- A copy of the official document which demonstrates the resolution of the charge(s) or any final judgment
We cannot unequivocally determine if we would issue a license until an application is officially submitted. We can, however, give an opinion on whether you would be eligible for a license. This review process generally takes 30 days and we'll email our evaluation to you.
Felony convictions involving dishonesty or breach of trust
You must obtain a "Letter of Written Consent to Engage in the Business of Insurance" from your state of residence if you've been convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or a breach of trust. It's a crime to work in the insurance industry without one. The Letter of Written Consent is typically issued from your state's insurance regulation agency.
See Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 1033 (www.gpo.gov).
Washington state residents should send their applications for the Letter of Written Consent to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
If you're applying for a non-resident license in Washington and your criminal history necessitates a Letter of Written Consent, provide a copy from your resident state insurance department along with your license application.
Licensed business entities and insurers:
- If someone requires a Letter of Written Consent but doesn't provide it, it's a crime to employ them.
- You must make a diligent effort to identify those employees or prospective employees who require a Letter of Written Consent.
For additional information, or to obtain an application for the Letter of Written Consent, please call or send us a message at the contact information below.
You don't have to report:
- Misdemeanor traffic citations
- Misdemeanor convictions involving driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving without a license
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Misdemeanor offenses that were adjudicated in a juvenile court
Need more help?
- Call us at 360-725-7153
- Contact Producer Licensing and Oversight