Apply for an Individual Virginia Insurance License

Effective January 1, 2021, fingerprinting will be required for Virginia residents applying for a new insurance license. This requirement does not pertain to license renewal applications. Review Step 1 for details. 


Resources

Residents

  • Insurance licensing exams are administered by Prometric 
  • Register for insurance licensing exams with Prometric. You can call Prometric at 1-866-891-6396.
  • If you are applying for a Title license, you must complete a 16-hour pre-licensing study course and pass the Title examination within one year from the date the study course is completed

Nonresidents

  • Florida and Pennsylvania agents are required to pass the Title exam in their home state and Virginia for licensure.
  • You are not required to take Virginia’s pre-licensing study course prior to taking the Title exam.

Apply on Sircon or NIPR 

  • Nonresidents must currently hold the same license they applied for in their home state.
  • Attach any related documents to your application.

What's Next? 

  • Go to License Search to track your application status. 
  • Allow 15 business days for processing.
  • Allow 30-60 business days for processing for applications with misdemeanor or felony convictions.
  • Applications are closed after 30 days if all required documentation is not received.
  • Resident applicants must schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at one of Fieldprint's 46 locations as part of the application requirements.Visit Fieldprint and use code “FPVABOICHRR”  to create a secure user account. This Fieldprint code ensures that the results are provided to the Bureau of Insurance.
  • Bring the appointment number and two forms of valid identification to your Fieldprint appointment. Your fingerprints are collected electronically by Fieldprint’s trained technicians and are electronically transmitted to the Virginia State Police and FBI for a background check. The results are then sent to the Bureau of Insurance for review.
  • The fingerprinting cost is $35.72 which includes the Virginia State Police and FBI fees.
  • Fingerprints must be no older than 90 days for use with an application.
  • Fingerprinting is not required if fingerprints have been submitted in the last 12 months and the applicant is currently licensed. 

Fingerprint Process FAQs
Fingerprint Requirements/Results FAQs

  • Your resident license in your previous home state must be inactivated to obtain a Virginia resident license.
  • If you apply within 90 days of inactivating your previous resident license, you will not be required to take the exam or get Fingerprinting done for licenses held in your previous home state.
  • Your Virginia nonresident license will remain active during the 90- day period.
  • Your appointments will remain active unless terminated for other reasons.

Processing time can take 30-60 business days.

  • Reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Supporting documentation to upload with application:
    • Detailed written statement explaining the circumstances surrounding each offense
    • Copy of the charging document
    • Copy of the final disposition document
    • Copy of the sentencing order
    • If applicable:
      • Copy of court document indicating probation completion
      • Copy of documentation pardoning/expunging conviction
      • Copy of documentation restoring Civil Rights
      • Letter from applicant’s employer or prospective employer indicating they are aware of the felony conviction.
      • Copy of 1033 consent approved by your home state (nonresidents only)
  • Additional information may be requested upon review
  • Once a decision has been made the applicant will be notified

Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 1033, disqualifies individuals convicted of certain felony crimes involving dishonesty or a breach of trust from working in the insurance industry. This ban may be removed if approval is given by the Commissioner of Insurance for the individual to remain or become employed in the insurance industry.

If an individual applies for an insurance license, the Bureau will determine if a written consent is required during its review of the license application.

Individuals who will be working in the insurance industry in an unlicensed capacity must submit the Application for Written Consent to Engage in the Business of Insurance

Processing time can take up to 30 business days. 

  • Reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Supporting documentation to upload with application:
    • Detailed written statement explaining the circumstances surrounding each offense
    • Copy of the charging document
    • Copy of the final disposition document
    • Copy of the sentencing order
    • If applicable:
      • Copy of court document indicating probation completion
      • Copy of documentation pardoning/expunging conviction
      • Copy of documentation restoring Civil Rights
    • Additional information may be requested upon review