New Jersey offers online renewals for both resident and non resident producers. The following link will take you to the section of the Department of Banking & Insurance's website where you can access instructions and forms: http://www.nj.gov/dobi/inslic.htm.
New Jersey Moves to Two Year Licensing Cycle
Beginning with the January 31, 2007 license expirations, producers will renew on a two year basis, as opposed to four. During the transition period, producers will be issued a license which will be renewable at the end of their birth month. In some cases, the first time this happens the producer will have 19 to 29 months according to his/her birth month. Please keep in mind that during the transitional license period (whether it is initially 20 months or 29 months) and each two year license period thereafter, in order to qualify for renewal, a licensee must demonstrate that he or she has completed 24 credit hours of continuing education courses during the previous license term, three of which shall have been in approved courses related to professional ethics.
Understanding the Transitional License Period NJAC:17-2.1(b)
Effective 8/1/2010 the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance will no longer print and mail licenses to Insurance Producers and Public Adjusters. Licensees will print their own licenses via SBS CONNECT.
SBS CONNECT is a service offered by the NAIC. It allows one free license print and sends an email notification to Insurance Producers and Public Adjusters upon license issuance, renewal, and when various changes are made to an insurance producer license.
More information about this change, and to link to SBS Connect, visit the Insurance Licensing and Education section of the DOBI website.
Producer Licensing in New Jersey: The Division of Insurance issues a single producer license with multiple lines of authority to any individual or business entity wishing to solicit, sell, or negotiate insurance products. The producer lines are Property, Casualty, Life, Health, Variable, Title, Surplus Lines, and Personal Lines Property/Casualty.
Everyone who does not qualify for a waiver of prelicensing education must complete a prelicensing education course offered by an approved education provider in order to be licensed to solicit, sell, or negotiate insurance in New Jersey. Following completion of a prelicensing education course, applicants must take the state licensing test. Individuals with CLU and ChFC designations can waive the Life and Health Insurance prelicensing education and examination. Those with CPCU designations can waive the Health, Property, Casualty, Personal Lines, and Surplus Lines prelicensing education and examinations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications and Forms
NJ DOBI Licensee Search
To obtain the name, mailing address, license reference number, type, and status on persons and organizations licensed with the NJ Department of Banking & Insurance, click here.
IIABNJ offers an online New Jersey Insurance Producer Prelicensing Course for agents to learn at their own pace and convenience. The online program offers high quality education, an established career path, and a personal touch. For more information download the brochure or click here to get started.
Licensing in Other States
Individuals with questions about non-resident licensing in other states should visit the National Insurance Producer Registry website at http://www.nipr.com/ or https://www.nipr.com/html/nrlHomeStates.html.
For the National Producer Number (NPN) Access, visit: https://www.nipr.com/html/PacNpnSearch.html.
PAIP/CAIP Requirement – The PAIP/CAIP course must be completed once every four years. IIABNJ offers this course online and in the classroom. Individuals who are becoming certified for the first time must attend the PAIP/CAIP classroom course. Individuals who are renewing their PAIP/CAIP certification, may attend a classroom course or the online course offered through the IIABNJ Online Learning Center.
Flood Requirement – Individuals who write Flood Insurance must complete one 3 hour Flood course to become certified. This course is not required every license cycle and only needs to be completed one time. Individuals who do not write Flood insurance are not required to complete this course in New Jersey. Each state is different so individuals who are licensed in multiple states will need to check on each state's requirements.