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 through 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.
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