For Producers

If you have a criminal offense

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. 

See Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 1033.

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 or felony offenses that were adjudicated in a juvenile court