West Virginia: Paper Licensing

Uniform Application for Business Entities
PDF | Word

Uniform Application for Individuals
PDF | Word

Non-Resident Licensing

West Virginia accepts the Uniform Licensing Application for nonresident business entities.

Resident Licensing

West Virginia accepts the Uniform Licensing Application for resident business entities and individuals.

Contact Information

West Virginia Web Site

Mail Applications to:
Agents Licensing & Education
West Virginia Ins. Comm.
PO Box 50541
Charleston WV 25305-0541

Physical Mailing Address:
1124 Smith St
Charleston WV 25301

 

Non-Resident Contacts

Business
Agents Licensing & Education 
304-558-0610

West Virginia Code

West Virginia Code of State Rules

 

Resident Contacts

Business and Individual
Agents Licensing & Education 
304-558-0610

West Virginia Code

West Virginia Code of State Rules
see Emergency Rule 114-2, effective 5-29-2003.

 

NIPR Licensing

This page provides state-specific checklists, application forms and contacts for paper resident and non-resident licensing in the State of West Virginia.

 

Non-Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

"Business entity" - a corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity.

"Insurance agency" - an individual, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity except for an employee of the individual, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity, and other than an insurer or an adjuster as defined by W. Va. Code § 33-12B-1, which employs individuals licensed to engage in activity or whose members engage in any activity be performed only by a licensed individual insurance producer or solicitor. It shall not include sole proprietor or partnerships in which there is only one licensed insurance producer.

You are not required to seek name approval from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner prior to filing application. The insurance commissioner may refuse to grant a license to act as an agency insurance producer proposing to do business under a name which is likely to deceive or mislead the public in this state.

No agency insurance producer may be licensed in West Virginia which has or uses a name so similar to that of any agency insurance producer already so licensed as to cause uncertainty or confusion; except that in case of conflict of names between two agency insurance producers the commissioner may permit or require the newly licensed agency insurance producer to use in West Virginia a trade name that is reasonably necessary to avoid such conflict.

Other Requirements

Fee Requirements

Appointment Requirements

Application Requirements

Renewal Information

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Business Entities

"Business entity" means a corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity.

"Insurance agency" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity except for an employee of the individual, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity, and other than an insurer or an adjuster as defined by W. Va. Code § 33-12B-1, which employs individuals licensed to engage in activity or whose members engage in any activity be performed only by a licensed individual insurance producer or solicitor. It shall not include sole proprietor or partnerships in which there is only one licensed insurance producer.

You are not required to seek name approval from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner prior to filing application. The insurance commissioner may refuse to grant a license to act as an agency insurance producer proposing to do business under a name which is likely to deceive or mislead the public in this state.

No agency insurance producer may be licensed in West Virginia which has or uses a name so similar to that of any agency insurance producer already so licensed as to cause uncertainty or confusion; except that in case of conflict of names between two agency insurance producers the commissioner may permit or require the newly licensed agency insurance producer to use in West Virginia a trade name that is reasonably necessary to avoid such conflict.

Fees

Appointment Requirements

Application Requirements

Renewal Information

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Resident Licensing Checklist for Individuals

Fees

Appointment Requirements

Renewal Information

Attachments

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DISCLAIMER

The National Insurance Producer Registry ("NIPR") populates the State Matrix of Business Rules ("State Matrix") with information provided directly from participating state insurance departments. Participating states are encouraged to provide updated information when appropriate. NIPR does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy or adequacy of the information in the State Matrix. The information in the State Matrix does not constitute legal advice and use of this information is at user's own risk and responsibility. Any questions regarding the interpretation of the rules or the accuracy of the information should be directed to the appropriate state insurance department.