Lookup a License: Use this link to search for Virginia insurance individual and agency licenses.
The Bureau of Insurance encourages all licensees to review Virginia Commonwealth Requirements here.
Before applying for the license, candidates must pass the appropriate examination and obtain a current (no more than 90 days old) Criminal History Record Report ("CHRR") through the Virginia State Police ("VSP"). Visit www.vsp.state.va.us/ to download Form SP-167. When completing the form, have the report mailed back to the candidate, not to the Bureau. For expedited service, the candidate may also request a VSP CHRR for an additional fee through the following insurance industry associations: Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Inc. (www.iiav.com), or National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (www.NAIFA-Virginia.org).
The Virginia CHRR with all related documents should be attached to the application. The Bureau processes applications for licensure in date received order. Allow 15 business days for processing. An application is closed after 30 calendar days if all of the required documentation is not provided. A new application and non-refundable processing fee is required. Click here to track a pending application or to view the license status.
Virginia statutes require a Viatical Settlement Broker within 60 days of licensure and annually thereafter by March 1 of each year certify to the Commission implementation of anti-fraud initiatives reasonably calculated to detect, prosecute, and prevent fraudulent viatical settlement acts. Review a copy of the Virginia Code 38.2-6011 E at http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/38.2-6011/.
Click here to download and properly complete the Annual Certification of Anti-Fraud Initiatives Form. Email completed certifications and any questions concerning your compliance status to VSBAnti-FraudPlan@scc.virginia.gov.
To print a license online, click here. This service is free for 30 days after application approvals and renewals completed through Sircon. Duplicate license copies can be printed any other time for a Sircon service fee.
When paying a Virginia Continuance Fee, a new copy of your license is not necessary because the license is perpetual and does not display an expiration date. If a copy of the license is needed, click here (Fees may apply).
Most Virginia non-standard licenses and registrations must be renewed prior to July 1. The online renewal process will be available approximately 90 days prior to June 30. Non-renewed licenses terminate effective June 30. Other Virginia licenses are perpetual. Compliance Express processes the renewal payment and provides confirmation of the transaction. At the time of renewal, licensees can update their address and email address as well as attach any required documents for renewal. Click here to renew your non-standard license(s). To check on the status of your renewal, click here. Please direct any questions you may have via email to the Bureau at AgentLicensing@scc.virginia.gov.
The deadline for Virginia residents to complete approved CE courses and pay the continuance fee is December 31 of every even-numbered year. The required fee can be paid any time during the biennium but must be paid before the CE credits can be applied for compliance.
The deadline for non-resident agents/consultants to pay the continuance fee is December 31 of every even-numbered year. The required fee can be paid any time during the biennium. Non-residents must be in good standing in their home state to be compliant in Virginia.
To assist you with compliance deadlines, click below to review the compliance schedules.
Wonder what your National Producer Number (NPN) is? This unique identifying number is assigned to licensed individuals by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) and most states are beginning to use it for various licensing purposes. If you hold a license in Virginia, click here to find your NPN. Please note an NPN is assigned within 48-72 hours of licensure.