Temporary license

DEFINITION

A temporary license is an insurance producer license that has a term of up to 180 days issued without your having to pass an insurance examination under one of the following circumstances:

WHO MUST BE LICENSED

You can only sell, solicit or negotiate a line of insurance in Arizona if you are licensed as an insurance producer for that line of authority. If you are involved in the sale, solicitation or negotiation of insurance, you must be licensed as an insurance producer unless (ARS § 20-283)...

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (not an exhaustive list)

Not everyone qualifies for an insurance license. The Department can deny a license for any cause listed in Arizona Revised Statutes ("ARS") § 20-295. You should review this statute before deciding to spend the time, effort and money to apply for a license. If you apply for a license, you must truthfully and completely answer questions asked on the application, and you may need to provide additional documentation.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Common to All Applicants
Be the minimum age Individuals must be at least 18 years old. ARS § 20-285(B)(1)
Maintain a principal place of business You must have and maintain a location where you keep usual and customary records pertaining to transactions under your license. ARS § 20-290(A)
Examination requirement You do not need to pass an exam for a temporary license. ARS § 20-294(A)
Fees
(nonrefundable per ARS § 20-167(A))
Submit fingerprints Submit fingerprints for individuals and business-entity members, officers, directors and owners (regardless of where the members, officers and directors reside). ARS §§ 20-142(E), 20-285(E)(2)
Fulfill license eligibility requirement (individual applicant) Form L-152
ARS § 41-1080
Documentation

If you are a surviving spouse or court-appointed representative of an insurance producer who died or became mentally or physically disabled:

  • For a deceased licensee, a death certificate. For a disabled licensee, an original of a statement from the licensee's physician describing the licensee's disability and certifying that the licensee is unable to perform the functions under the license; AND
  • Official evidence that you are the producer's surviving spouse, next of kin, estate administrator or its employee, or estate executor or its employee.

If you are an employee or member of the business entity whose designated responsible license producer died or became disabled:

  • For a deceased license, a death certificate. For a disabled licensee, an original of a statement from the licensee's physician describing the licensee's disability and certifying that the licensee is unable to perform the functions under the license; AND
  • An original notarized statement from a principal of the business entity describing why the temporary license is necessary and attesting to the fact that the selected member or employee shall be authorized to act on behalf of the business entity.

If a licensed insurance producer who entered active service in the armed forces of the United States designated you to take over the producer's insurance business:

  • An original notarized statement from an appropriate military officer certifying the producer's entrance into active duty, or copies of signed enlistment or induction papers..
Apply for the license

Apply [ARS §§ 20-285(A)] using Form L-TEMP

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