Resident Surplus Lines Broker

Surplus Lines FAQ – Effective July 1, 2012

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (Initial License)

If you held a HI Resident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than two years.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (License Reactivation)

If you held a HI Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactivated within two years.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (Initial License)

If you held a HI Resident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than two years.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (License Reactivation)

If you held a HI Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactivated within two years.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual or Business Entity (License Reinstatement)

If you held a HI Surplus Lines Broker license that has been inactive for not more than thirty days, due to nonrenewal.

For more information, refer to the Hawaii Revised Statutes, including: §431:8

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (Initial License)

Before submitting your application:

  1. You must successfully pass the Hawaii Property and Casualty Insurance Exam(s). Contact our exam administrator, Pearson VUE at 1-800-274-2608, for more information or to register for the exam. You may also view our Candidate Handbook at Pearson Vue’s website. Beginning May 18, 2021, all Hawaii Insurance exams will be available for administration through Pearson’s online proctoring process in addition to the standard test center process.
    An exam is not required if the applicant has an active resident producer license with property and casualty lines of authority.
  2. To obtain fingerprints, schedule an appointment online at http://www.fieldprinthawaii.com. Fees collected by FieldPrint include state and federal submission fees. Effective September 1, 2018, all applicants must enter “HI-DCCA-INS”, the code that identifies the Insurance Division as the intended recipient of your fingerprint result, when scheduling an online appointment with Fieldprint.

If you are submitting applications for producer and surplus lines broker simultaneously, then you will only need to be fingerprinted once.

After the above has been completed, apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card at http://nipr.com/

Effective November 15, 2020, paper applications for this initial license will not be accepted, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2020-13LIC for more information.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (License Reactivation)

To obtain fingerprints, schedule an appointment online at http://www.fieldprinthawaii.com. Fees collected by FieldPrint include state and federal submission fees. Effective September 1, 2018, all applicants must enter “HI-DCCA-INS”, the code that identifies the Insurance Division as the intended recipient of your fingerprint result, when scheduling an online appointment with Fieldprint.

A complete paper application includes:

  1. Form HPL – Hawaii Application for Individual Insurance License. Submit one with original signature.
  2. Licensing Fees. Contact the Hawaii Insurance Division at 808-586-2788 to verify the applicable fees.
    Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (Initial License)

Apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card at http://nipr.com/

Effective November 15, 2020, paper applications for this initial license will not be accepted, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2020-13LIC for more information.

A list of individuals within the business entity who are licensed Surplus Lines Brokers should be submitted via NIPR’s attachment warehouse.  Only licensed individual Surplus Lines Brokers within your licensed business entity may transact surplus lines business.  You must provide the Licensing Branch with the names and license numbers of the individual Surplus Lines Brokers who are added or removed from your business.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (License Reactivation)

A complete paper application includes:

  1. Form BEPL – Hawaii Application for Business Entity Insurance License / Registration. Submit one with original signature.
  2. A list of individuals within the business entity who are licensed Surplus Lines Brokers.  Only licensed individual Surplus Lines Brokers within your licensed business entity may transact surplus lines business.  You must provide the Licensing Branch with the names and license numbers of the individual Surplus Lines Brokers who are added or removed from your business.
  3. The name of a licensed HI Surplus Lines Broker (resident or nonresident) who is a natural person that will be responsible for the agency’s compliance with Hawaii insurance laws and rules.
  4. Licensing Fees. Contact the Hawaii Insurance Division at 808-586-2788 to verify the applicable fees. Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual or Business Entity (License Reinstatement)

  1. Go to https://www.ehawaii.gov/dcca/hils/renew/exe/insrenew.cgi to pay outstanding fees and update addresses, phone numbers and e-mail.