Temporary Producer Requirements

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 support@nipr.com with any questions or for additional information.

*This office no longer issues temporary licenses for bail bond agents. See Section 27-7-24, Code of Alabama 1975.


A natural person required to be licensed under the laws of this state to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance who is otherwise qualified for a producer license except as to having taken and passed the written examination therefor.


An individual must meet these qualifications in order to become a temporary insurance producer:

  • 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 or fraud.
    • 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 obligation.
    • Failing to pay state income tax or failing to comply with any administrative or court order directing payment of state income tax.

    Please note: A Temporary Producer license will not automatically convert to a Producer license unless the temporary licensee has passed the appropriate exam and submitted fingerprinting on or before the expiration date of the license.


    Follow instructions on this link: https://www.aps.gemalto.com

    Please be aware the fingerprint results will remain in our system only 30 days after you are fingerprinted. If the application reaches the DOI after those 30 days you will have to get fingerprinted again and again pay the required fee. **Note: The Department can only utilize fingerprints processed through Gemalto. We also cannot accept fingerprints completed for any reason outside of pursuing an insurance license from the Alabama Department of Insurance. The fingerprints will be utilized to conduct a federal and state criminal background check per Producer fingerprint requirements: Ala. Code § 27-7-4.4, Adjuster fingerprint requirements: Ala. Code § 27-9A-17 and Title agent fingerprint requirements: Ala. Code § 27-25-4.6. Being possessed of sound mind and legally competent to complete this request, the applicant authorizes the Alabama Department of Insurance, to obtain any and all criminal history information on said applicant from the ALEA and/or FBI. Applicant may challenge or appeal any portion of his/her own Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) that he/she believes to be incomplete or inaccurate by contacting the Records & Identification Division within ALEA 334-353-4340.

    How a Temporary Producer Becomes Licensed

    Complete an online application at www.nipr.com and pay a total of $120 per insurer. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express payments will be accepted. A $5.00 NIPR transaction fee will be charged for each transaction on top of the required state fee, for all license types. NIPR FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

    Upon issuance of the temporary producer license and the company appointment, the producer may act as a producer for the insurer under the supervision of the insurer. If the company appointment is terminated the license will be canceled.


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

    NOTE: A Temporary license is only valid if the temporary producer is sponsored and appointed by an insurance 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.

    The temporary license is a one-time license for the lines of authority requested and is valid for only six months, during which time the temporary licensee must have completed the prelicensing course and successfully passed the written examination.

    Upon successfully passing the examination, the temporary licensee should apply online at www.nipr.com for a producer license or if exam is passed before expiration date of temporary license it will be automatically converted to a permanent license.

    Companies informed by NIPR or their licensing counterpart of a three to eight week delay in setting up to process appointments online are allowed to download below the appointment forms to process appointments for Temporary Insurance Producers. Please note the entire license and appointment fee will be paid during the appointment process.

    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.

    INSURANCE COMPANY REQUIREMENTS (effective October 1, 2018)

    Insurance companies must register the names of their company officials authorized to appointment temporary producers. Click here for the form, which is to be submitted either via Email or fax. Beginning October 1, 2018, each insurance company desiring to use temporary producer must register at least two but no more than three “authorized company officials” who will be permitted to apply (on line) or sign off on paper applications for all temporary producer applications.

    Insurance companies doing business through district offices must forward all potential temporary applicants to the “authorized company official”. Payment of licensing fees for temporary producers must be made by the insurance company, whether paid on line or by check. Insurance companies must also provide a disclosure form to all individuals they are sponsoring as temporary producers. This form can be accessed by clicking here. Companies are to maintain these forms and provide to the Commissioner upon request.

    All temporary producer applications should be submitted online unless prior approval from ALDOI has been received. Prior approval to submit a paper application is required for certain technical issues or if individual previously was licensed but still has remaining time available as temporary producer.

    frequently asked question

    Q: If I have a temporary license and am appointed with a company, can I be appointed with another company?

    A: Only if the new company is a subsidiary of the company you are already appointed with.