Appointments and Cancellations


**Important: Alabama Mandatory Condition Changes for Appointment and Terminations


Effective May 1, 2018, Alabama will no longer allow backdating on effective dates on Appointments and Terminations. The effective date of the Appointment and Terminations will be the date the transaction is processed. Any effective date entered will not be honored. Please contact NIPR Support at with any questions or for additional information.

Any producer or title insurance agent, including a business entity producer or title insurance agent, as of July 1, 2010 per Bulletin 2010-06, acting on behalf of an insurer must be appointed by the insurer. Any insurer accepting business directly from a person not licensed for that line of authority and not appointed by the insurer is liable to a fine of up to three times the premium received from the person.

Each insurer or title insurer appointing a producer or title insurance agent, including a business entity producer or title insurance agent, as of July 1, 2010 per Bulletin 2010-06, in this state shall file a notice of the appointment with the DOI within 15 days of the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted, whichever occurs first. The Insurer must submit a Notice of Producer Appointment through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). Click here. Paper forms are no longer accepted.

The initial appointment fee is $40.00 for Producers/Service Representatives/Business Entities and $30.00 for Title Agents. NIPR may charge additional transaction fees. ALL fees are non-refundable.

Please note the entire license and appointment fee will be paid during the appointment process.

Temporary Producer Appointments: The Temporary license is only valid if the temporary producer is sponsored and appointed by an underwriting company. Once applicant is issued a license number, the company will have 14 days to appoint them. No business can be written until appointment is added. If the applicant is not appointed within the 15 days, the license will be cancelled. Producers working with a temporary license can only write for one company and/or their subsidiaries until a permanent license is issued.

Companies who do not want to do the programming themselves can utilize one of the NIPR Authorized Business Partners to handle the programming. Contact any Authorized Business Partner directly to determine their pricing.

SBS Company Search Look-up Click Here

Any unwanted appointments can be terminated using the Interactive Appointments and Terminations application. If you do not have a PDB login for your company please contact the NIPR Marketing Department at 816-783-8467 or

If the submitted termination reason is “Request Regulatory Review” or “Company Indebtedness“, you must file within ten days a statement of the facts relative to the termination and the cause thereof, together with any documentation.

All fees are non-refundable.

If you cancel an appointment by mistake, you will be required to pay a $40.00 appointment fee to have the licensee reappointed.

Appointments and Cancellations will be reflected on this website in 2 to 3 business days.

Appointment renewal occurs effective January 1 each year. All insurance producers, service representatives, business entity producers, and title insurance agents appointed with an insurer on December 31 each year will be renewed for the next year. Insurers may view/print their appointment renewal invoice through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) on or after January 12th of each year.

The renewal appointment fee for each producer/agent is as follows:

  • Insurance Producers (individual and business entities) - $25
  • Service Representatives - $40
  • Title Insurance Agents (individual and business entities) - $10

Insurers may review their current list of appointed producers/agents at anytime using the SBS Company Search Look-up. Click Here

For questions regarding your appointments, please contact Producer Licensing division at (334) 241-4126.

For questions on obtaining a user account with NIPR, please contact the NIPR help desk at (816) 783-8500.