License Expiration vs. License Surrender
If you no longer wish to be licensed as an insurance professional in Arizona, or if you are no longer involved in a particular line of insurance business, you can either allow your license or the line of authority expire and decide to not renew it; or, you can surrender your license or a line of authority on your license.
IMPORTANT! If you surrender license authority, you will not be able to apply for the surrendered license authority for at least one year. Surrendering a license is irrevocable - you cannot decide that it was a mistake. Arizona law does not provide an exception that will allow a person who surrendered license authority to reapply for the surrendered authority within one year.