Licensing


In 2014, our office licensed more than 18,000 resident and non-resident insurance producers. Beyond licensing, we also handle affiliations, company appointments, terminations, and renewals. We also answer continuing education questions and complaints, approve courses, and conduct public outreach for both licensure and continuing education.

We are committed to processing your business requests in the most efficient manner possible. To complete your licensing transactions online, please visit the National Insurance Producer Registry at www.nipr.com. The links below provide specific instructions and forms to complete your licensing requests.

The renewal process is different for each license. Please read the instructions carefully. When in doubt, email us before completing your renewal.  Your renewal date can be found in the upper right hand corner of your license. If you cannot find what you need, please ask.


Get Licensed

Pearson VUE provides licensure tests for the State of Montana Insurance Department.
Visit NIPR to apply online for your resident license. Find the rules and fee information for your Montana resident individual and business entity license here.
Visit NIPR to apply online for your non-resident license. You can find the rules and fee information for your non-resident individual and business entity license here.
Visit NIPR to apply online for your non-resident adjuster license. Non-resident adjuster licensing primary rules, business rules and fees can be found here.

Renew Your License

If you are a Montana resident, you can find the rules, renewal period and fee information for your individual and business entity renewal at the NIPR website.

Renewal applications are not required for resident producer licenses.

To renew your resident adjuster, consultant or surplus lines license, please visit www.NIPR.com.

Renew your non-resident license, at NIPR. You can find the rules for non-resident individual and business entity licensing renewals at NIPR.
Renew your non-resident adjuster license online at NIPR. Renewal fees, periods and rules for non-resident adjuster renewals can be found on the NIPR website.
Business Entity (agency) licenses are perpetual and don’t require a renewal fee. In order for a business entity license to remain active there must be at least one active licensed producer.


Online Services

What is SBS?

State Based Systems (SBS) is an electronic system owned by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The state of Montana partners with SBS for online services including printing licenses, looking up continuing education courses, and updating producer contact information.

Compliance & Forms

All resident insurance producers, adjusters and consultants licensed in Montana must complete continuing education requirements. Non-resident adjusters who live in a state with no continuing education requirements must complete 24 hours of continuing education as well. Non-resident adjusters must either complete Montana CE or designate a CE completion state. Continuing Education courses are reported directly to our office by the course providers within 30 days of the course completion. The courses must be reported to our office before the license renewal date.

Persons licensed as a producer for any of the lines of property, casualty, surety, title, life, health, disability, or as an adjuster or consultant must complete 24 approved credit hours by the license lapse/renewal date.

Persons licensed to sell only the line of limited lines credit insurance (credit life and credit disability, IUI, GAP or other credit insurance), prepaid legal insurance, or surety bail bonds must complete 5 approved credit hours of approved CE,  including at least 1 credit hour in Montana legislative changes, and the remaining credit hours in the areas of insurance law, ethics, or topics specific to surety bail bonds, prepaid legal insurance, or limited lines credit insurance by the license lapse/renew by date.

Every licensee must include a minimum of 1 approved credit hour of legislative changes in Montana insurance statutes and administrative rules as part of each biennial continuing education filing. Every licensee, with the exception of persons licensed to sell only the line of limited lines credit insurance, prepaid legal insurance, or surety bail bonds, must include a minimum of 3 credit hours of ethics as part of each biennial continuing education filing.

Viatical settlement brokers must complete continuing education in the subjects of life insurance, viaticals and/or ethics.

In order to obtain a public adjuster license you must provide at $5,000 bond.
If you are a Montana resident relocating to a new resident state, please use the following form and email us to request a letter of clearance.
Use the online registration form for your Utilization Review Registry.


Need more help?
  Call the Commissioner’s hotline at 800-332-6148