License Application

Once you have successfully completed your exams, you are now ready to apply for your license. If you have more than one line in which you have passed the licensing exam, be sure to apply for each of those lines.  The basic fee for an online application is $180. There is an additional $5 service fee for each line of insurance for which you are applying. The fees may be prorated based on your activation date, and your birth month.

You must wait five days after passing your test to apply for your license. 

Fill out your application on the NIPR Illinois website.

Application Review

Once you have submitted your online application and have filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check from the application will also be reviewed.

If everything is to acceptable standards, your license should be issued. You will receive an email confirmation of approval with steps to print a copy of your license and access your education transcript. If there are any items from your background check that need to be reviewed, it may slow down the process of issuance. If this is the case, the state may contact you to provide context to the issues that they found.

If three (3) days pass after submitting your application and you have not received an email, contact the Illinois Insurance License Office at or by phone (217) 782-4515.