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.
Renew Your License
Renewal applications are not required for resident producer licenses.
To renew your resident adjuster, consultant or surplus lines license, please visit www.NIPR.com.
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
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.