Resident Surplus Lines Broker

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.

Effective May 18, 2021, the Insurance Division has approved Pearson Vue to administer testing through their online proctoring process, in addition to the standard test center process, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2021- 3LIC for more information.

Effective January 1, 2022, penalty fee, reinstatement term, CE term and certain licensing requirements will be changed and implemented, please refer to  Commissioner’s Memorandum 2021 – 9LIC for more information.

New Requirements Regarding Timeline to Complete Continuing Education, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2022-3LIC for more information.

Effective March 21, 2022, paper applications and checks for certain licenses will not be accepted for reactivation, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2022-4LIC.

Effective November 15, 2022, new changes and mandatory requirements for individuals and business entities due to the transition to NAIC’s State Based System (SBS), please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2022-10LIC.

Surplus Lines FAQ – Effective July 1, 2012

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

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (Initial License)

For initial or if you held a HI resident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than one year.

Before submitting your online application:

  1. You must hold an active resident producer license with property and casualty lines of authority.
  2. To obtain fingerprints, schedule an appointment online at https://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 at https://nipr.com/ (Use NIPR’s “Apply for a New Application” online application).

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (Initial License)

For initial or if you held a HI resident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than one year. Before submitting your online application, you must hold an active resident producer license with property and casualty lines of authority.

To apply electronically:

  1. Go to https://nipr.com (Use NIPR’s “Apply for a New Application” online application).
  2. For a business entity, the name of a licensed HI Producer (resident) who is a natural person that will be responsible for the agency’s compliance with Hawaii insurance laws and rules.
  3. Submit Form List of SLB via NIPR’s Attachments Warehouse (within 7 days from the date the application is submitted). Form List of SLB can be obtain at https://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/producers/forms/.  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.

IMPORTANT: The Form List for SLB is required to be attached to the NIPR’s attachment Warehouse within 7 days of submitting the application.   Your application may be considered “rejected” if Licensing Branch does not receive the document(s) within 7 days from the date the application is submitted.  No refund if application is rejected.

Resident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual & Business Entity (License Renewal & Late Renewal)

LATE RENEWAL: If you held a HI resident Surplus Lines Broker license that has been inactivated within one year of expiration.

Apply electronically and pay renewal or renewal late fees at https://nipr.com/ (Use NIPR’s “Renew an Existing License” online application).

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

REINSTATEMENT: If you held a HI resident Surplus Lines Broker license that has been inactivated for more than one year.  You must apply as a new applicant.

You will apply as a new applicant for initial application.  Follow the same requirements and instructions in the beginning of the page to apply for the individual (Initial) or the business entity (initial) Surplus Lines Broker license via https://nipr.com (Use NIPR’s “Apply for a New License” online application).