What is a Self Service Storage Producer?
Insurance sold through a licensed insurer in connection with a self-service storage facility.
Self-Service storage facility- Any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing
individual storage space to occupants who are to have access to the facility for the purposes of storing
and removing personal property and not for residential purposes. The term does not include a safe-deposit
box or vault maintained by banks, trust, companies or other financial entities or a public
warehouse within the meaning of Article 1 of Chapter 15 of Title 8, beginning with Section 8-15-1, Code
of Alabama 1975
Qualifications are necessary in order to become an insurance producer, including,
but not limited to:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension, or revocation
of license, as follows:
- Providing incorrect, misleading, incomplete, or materially untrue information in
any application or in any communication to the commissioner.
- Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license through misrepresentation or fraud.
- Intentionally misrepresenting the terms of any actual or proposed insurance contract
or application for insurance.
- Having admitted or been found to have committed any insurance unfair trade practice
- For inducing, persuading, or advising any policyholder to surrender or cause to
be cancelled any policy of insurance issued to the policyholder by any authorized
insurer in exchange for a policy offered by the licensee where the surrender or
cancellation shall proximately result to the financial detriment of such policyholder,
unless the policyholder shall have been fully advised of that fact by the licensee.
- Using fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest practices, or demonstrating incompetence,
untrustworthiness, or financial irresponsibility in the conduct of business under
a license in this state or elsewhere.
- Improperly withholding, misappropriating, or converting any monies or properties
belonging to the insurers, insureds, or others received by the licensee in the exercise
of his or her license.
- Violating insurance laws or violating any valid order, subpoena, rule, or regulation,
issued by the commissioner or issued by another state's insurance commissioner.
- Having been convicted of a felony.
- Having an insurance producer license, or its equivalent, denied, suspended, or revoked
in any other state, province, district, or territory.
- Forging another's name to an application for insurance or to any document related
to an insurance transaction.
- Improperly using notes or any other reference material to complete an examination
for an insurance license.
- Knowingly accepting insurance business from an individual who is not licensed.
- Failing to comply with an administrative or court order imposing a child support
- Failing to pay state income tax or failing to comply with any administrative or
court order directing payment of state income tax.
NOTE: SELF SERVICE STORAGE PRODUCER ONLY are exempt from the prelicensing course, written examination
and fingerprinting requirements and the continuing education requirements.
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT
In accordance with the Beason-Hammon Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, Alabama is now required to verify the citizenship of ALL APPLICANTS.
Please submit proof of citizenship using the link below. There are sixteen different identifiers, including your official driver’s license, any
one of which can be used as proof. Your license will not be issued until this documentation is received. If information is not received within
10 days your application will be rejected. Please note: Fees paid are non-refundable.
Submit Proof of Citizenship
INITIAL LICENSING PROCESS
Alabama Residents & Non Residents:
Please complete a paper application and return to the department with licensing fees and Proof of
Citizenship. You may obtain an application from the link below. (This application should ONLY be used
for Self-Service Licensing.) All other licensing processes are to be completed online unless otherwise
instructed by Department of Insurance.
Self-Service License Application
Self-Service License Application - Business Entity
For individuals who meet the Military Family Jobs Opportunity under Regulation 165,
please click here for further information.
All individual producers must renew their license biennially based on their BIRTH MONTH whether the individual was born in an EVEN or ODD year.
Example: if an Insurance Producer was born JANUARY 1991 (ODD year) and applied in an even year (i.e. February 2018), he/she will renew the license the
next ODD year of January 2019 (as that is an ODD YEAR and he/she was born in January of an ODD YEAR). The next adjuster renewal cycle for that individual
will then take place in January 2021 (the next ODD year and every renewal cycle thereafter will be two (2) years). On the other hand, if the applicant
was born JANUARY 1990 (EVEN year) and applied in an even year (i.e. February 2018), the renewal will be the next EVEN year based on birth month/year.
NOTE: A producer’s license expires when the license is not renewed in the producer’s birth month. There is a 30 day grace period following expiration,
during which time the producer can renew with a $50.00 late fee plus the renewal fee.
HOW TO HAVE YOUR PRODUCER LICENSE REISSUED AFTER EXPIRATION
If the license is not renewed at this time, the license expires and all company appointments are cancelled.
- A producer may have their license reissued within 12 months of expiration without having to be re-examined by going online at www.nipr.com.
Once the license is reissued, the producer must also be reappointed.
- When former Resident producers have been without a license over 12 months, they must take the prelicensing course, retest, and get fingerprinted before
again applying for license online at www.nipr.com.
Alabama Appointment Backdating
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 email@example.com with any questions or for additional information.
TOTAL INITIAL LICENSE FEE (per insurer) - $80.00
Biennial License Renewal Fee - $70.00
Late Fee - $50.00
Notice of Appointment Fee - $40.00
Appointment Renewal Fee - $25.00
ADDITIONAL LICENSING LINKS
- Address Change - https://nipr.com/ (select Contact Change Request)
- Cancel License or Surrender a Line of Authority - Click Here
- Print Your License - Click Here
- Designated Responsible Licensed - To change/add a designated producer click here. (Form AL-DP-1)
Licensing Contact Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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