New process for INSURANCE resident applicants to submit fingerprints.
Effective as of March 13, 2021 all fingerprints submitted to the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI) for bail recovery agents and resident insurance professional licenses (that submit an electronic application via NIPR) must be submitted electronically through the state-approved Electronic Fingerprinting Application Services vendor, Gemalto Thales. Please note, this change is only related to the process of how fingerprint cards are submitted to the DIFI insurance licensing section, it does not make any changes to who is required to be fingerprinted.
How do I schedule my fingerprint appointment? Navigate to the Thales Gemalto Applicant Processing website. https://pci.aps.gemalto.com/azperlpub/agency_background_check.pl and enter the appropriate fingerprint code (all codes are in bold).
i. Bail Bond and Bail Recovery Agent applicants - BRA-056.A
ii. Navigator Applicants- NDI-053.A
iii. Certified Application Counselor Applicants- DIC-054.A
iv. All other insurance professional applicants - INS-055.A
After you register you will receive an email providing your registration number.
Please contact DIFI Insurance Licensing at 602-364-4457 or [email protected] with any questions.
Renewing an Insurance License?
Use our "DETERMINING YOUR ARIZONA INSURANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS" online resource to determine if you need to complete insurance continuing education, and if so, how much.
Options for Submitting Your License or Renewal Application
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Low-income Applicants May Qualify for License Fee Waiver
An individual whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level may qualify to have the license fee waived. See Form L-WAV, below.
Your Arizona Insurance License Number Changed in April 2017
As part of the Department of Insurance move to SBS, all license numbers for insurance professionals changed. The Arizona insurance license number for an individual is now the same as the National Producer Number (NPN). The license number for each business entity insurance professional changed as well.
- Use our LICENSE SEARCH option at the top of this page to look up the license for an individual or business-entity insurance professional on a one-by-one basis.
- Click here for a crosswalk between Arizona's old insurance license numbers and the current (new) license numbers.
Relocating to Arizona from Another State
If you are an insurance producer or adjuster relocating to Arizona from another state where you were licensed as a resident, the application process is the same as for any other person applying for an Arizona resident license EXCEPT you are not subject to the pre-license examination requirement if Arizona offers the exact same license type and line of authority that you held in your resident state. If the license and lines of authority are the same, submit with your license application a Clearance Letter issued by the insurance department/commission in your previous resident state. The Clearance Letter must show the previous resident license was canceled within 90 days of our receiving your license application. If your previous resident state does not issue Clearance Letters, you must provide evidence of the date your resident license was canceled by your previous resident state.
Changes to Addresses, E-mail and Phone Numbers
Individuals must use the NIPR Contact Change Request (CCR) system to submit changes to addresses (business, mailing or residential), e-mail addresses and phone numbers. NIPR does not charge a fee for using CCR.
- Go to the NIPR Home page (www.nipr.com).
- Click the "Contact Change Request" menu option on the left side of the page.
- Click the big green "START" button, enter information needed to locate your license record, and then use the system to enter changes.
The NIPR CCR system is only available for licensed individuals - it does not yet allow licensed business entities to make changes.
18 USC § 1033 prohibits individuals convicted of certain offenses from engaging in or proposing to become engaged in the business of insurance without the written consent of an insurance regulatory official. 18 USC § 1033(e)(2). Apart from applying for an insurance license, you must request permission to engage in the business of insurance if:
- You have been convicted of any FELONY involving dishonesty or breach of trust that you have not disclosed on your application for an Arizona insurance license, or
- You have been convicted of an 18 USC § 1033 offense, even if you have disclosed it on your application for an Arizona insurance license.
An 18 USC § 1033 offense includes:
- Knowingly making a false material statement or report or overvaluing land, property or security in connection with reports or documents presented to any insurance regulatory official or agency for the purposes of influencing the actions of the official or agency. 18 USC § 1033(a)(1).
- Knowingly making a false entry in any book, report or statement with the intent to deceive any person about the financial condition of an insurance business. 18 USC § 1033(c)(1).
- Using, or attempting to use, threats or force or any threatening letter or communication to corruptly influence, obstruct or impede the due and proper administration of the law in a proceeding involving the business of insurance pending before any insurance regulatory official or agency. 18 USC § 1033(d).
ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications. The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):
B. An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.
D. This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state. The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.
E. A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section. A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.
F. This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.
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