IL Insurance Pre-Licensing - License Application

After a candidate passes their state exam and is getting a license for the first time, they will receive information about how to complete the application process. They must wait a minimum of 5 business days before completing the licensing process and paying state licensing fees at the National Insurance Producer Registry (

The applicant will pay a licensing fee of $215, which could be prorated depending on how long their license is valid. 

A current licensee who is merely adding a line of authority to an existing license does not need to apply at NIPR or pay additional licensing fees. The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) will be automatically notified of the added line of authority and make an updated license available to the producer.

When a candidate gets an insurance producer license, Illinois does not require the licensee to be sponsored by or work for an insurance company.

Note: The Illinois legislature passed a bill in June 2021 that increases the producer licensing fee. Effective July 1, 2021, the IDOI enforced the increased producer licensing fee to $215. 

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