West Virginia

Last Updated: 10/02/2012 

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Primary Rules: Resident Licensing


Yes

Accepts applications for Individuals

Yes

Accepts applications for Business Entities

Yes

Accepts Major lines of authority renewals

Yes

Accepts Limited lines of authority renewals

Yes

Applicants may reinstate for their license

Yes

Accepts Surplus Lines applications electronically

Yes

License Printing Available Electronically

Yes

Applicants may add lines of authority to an existing active license (amendment) (If Applicable)

Primary Rules: Resident Renewals


Yes

Accepts renewals for Individuals

Yes

Accepts renewals for Business Entities

Yes

Accepts Major lines of authority renewals

Yes

Accepts Limited lines of authority renewals

Yes

Applicants may late renew their license

Yes

Accepts Surplus Lines renewals

No

Partial Renewals Allowed

Yes

License Printing Available Electronically

License Printing: https://sbs-wv.naic.org/Lion-Web/jsp/ext/login/launch.jsp

License Classes Accepted

*Please note that license class names can vary by state.

Entity

Type

License Class

LOA

Indiv

Producer

Life

Indiv

Producer

Accident and Sickness

Indiv

Producer

Property

Indiv

Producer

Casualty

Indiv

Producer

Personal Lines

Indiv

Producer

Variable Life and Variable Annuity

Bus

Business Entity

None

Indiv

Producer

Crop Insurance

Indiv

Producer

Credit

Indiv

Producer

Car Rental

Indiv

Producer

Surety

Indiv

Producer

Travel

Indiv

Producer

Title

Indiv

Company Adjuster

None

Indiv

Crop Adjuster

None

Indiv

Public Adjuster

None

Indiv

Surplus Lines

None

State Specific Individual Requirements

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age as calculated from date of birth on application.
  • Applicant must not hold another active resident license in another state
  • Applicant must not have an active WV NR license.
  • Applicant must not have had any insurance license in any state issued to applicant that is revoked or suspended at the date of application
  • Applicant is exempt from license exam if applying within 90 days of cancellation of their former resident state’s license.
  • Applicants applying for Surplus Lines must actively hold both Property and Casualty LOAs in WV.
  • Applicant must actively hold or be applying for Life to apply for Variable Life and Variable Annuity.
  • Non-Citizen of U.S. must show proof of U.S. work authorization.
  • Individual applicants must be a resident of WV and provide a WV resident address.
  • Applicants can late renew their license for one year past expiration. After one year applicant must submit as new through RL
  • Applicant is applying for or currently holds Property and Casualty. Do not allow applicant to also apply for Personal Lines.
  • If applicant is applying for or currently holds Casualty, do not allow applicant to also apply for Surety.
  • License renewal cycle is March 1st to May 31st annually. Licenses expire May 31st. NOTE: Excludes Producer and Viatical Settlement Broker license classes which renew by Birth Month
  • Producer & Viatical Settlement Broker renewal cycles begin 90 days prior to last day of Birth Month and close the last day of Birth Month annually. Licenses expire the last day of birth month.
  • Applicant renewing Producer or Viatical Settlement Broker license must be CE Compliant as determined by CE Compliance field on PDB record.
  • Applicant must renew all active renewable lines. Partial renewals are not allowed.
  • Applicant must not have an inactive WV license with status reason ‘Suspended’ (PDB 11 or 3629).
  • Applicants whose license status is in "Suspension-CE" will not be able to renew or reapply. Applicants whose license is in this status must contact WV DOI to complete continuing education requirements.

State Specific Business Entity Requirements

  • All owners with 10% interest, partners, officers and directors of the business entity must be identified.
  • Country of Domicile must be United States for business entities.
  • At least one DRLP must be listed on the Business Entity application that is actively licensed in WV
  • DRLPs must be an officer, director or partner of the business entity
  • Business applicants must provide an address in the jurisdiction. NOTE: P.O. Box will be accepted for business and mailing address.
  • Applicant has an inactive WV Resident license that has been expired for less than 1 year with status reason “RENEWAL PAYMENT NOT RECEIVED” (PDB 3392 or 3649). Applicant must late renew via RLR.
  • License renewal cycle March 1st to June 30th annually.
  • Applicant may apply for late renewal starting the day after expiration date and up to 1 year with status reason “RENEWAL PAYMENT NOT RECEIVED” (PDB 3392 or 3649). After 1 year, or if applicant is inactive for any length of time with any other status reason, applicant must apply as new through RL.
  • Late fees start on the 8th day following expiration
  • Applicant must not have an inactive WV license with status reason ‘Suspended’ (PDB 11 or 3629).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Physical Address: Agents Licensing & Education 1124 Smith ST Charleston, WV 25301

Agents Licensing & Education: 1124 Smith ST Charleston, WV 25301

Postal Address: Agents Licensing & Education P.O. Box 50541 Charleston, WV 25305-0541

Phone: (304) 558-0610 Fax: (304) 558-4966 Website: http://www.wvinsurance.gov/