Temporary Producer Requirements

A TEMPORARY PRODUCER is an Alabama resident who is required to be licensed under the laws of this state to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance and who is otherwise qualified for a producer license except as to having passed the written examination for the following lines of insurance:

  • Life
  • Health
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines

A Temporary Producer license is only valid if the temporary producer is sponsored and appointed by an insurance company. Once a Temporary Producer license is issued, the Temporary Producer may also be appointed to represent any affiliated insurer. A Temporary Producer license is a once in a lifetime license per line of authority and is valid for a maximum of 6 months from the date the license is issued, during which time the individual should be actively engaged in a prelicensing course for the line or lines of authority.

Insurance companies must register the names of their company officials authorized to appoint temporary producers. Click here for the form, which is to be submitted either via Email or fax. Each insurance company desiring to use temporary producers must register at least two but no more than three “authorized company officials” who will be permitted to apply online for all temporary producer applications. Insurance companies doing business through district offices must forward all potential temporary applicants to their “authorized company official.”

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.

Licensing fees for temporary producers are paid by the insurance company. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express payments will be accepted. An NIPR transaction fee (approximately $6) is charged for each transaction in addition to the state fee of $120 per insurer. NIPR FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

The effective date of an Appointment (or Termination) will be the date the transaction is processed. Any other effective date entered will not be honored. Please contact NIPR Support at support@nipr.com with any questions or for additional information.

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.

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.

After an insurer has registered its authorized company officials, the insurer will collect the necessary information from a qualified individual who desires to be licensed as a temporary producer. Insurers may find it helpful to have the individual complete the NAIC’s Uniform Application and to have it in hand when completing the online application, since the Uniform Application requests the same information that will be requested in the Online Application. Click here for a PDF copy of the Uniform Application. Using this information, an authorized company official must complete the online application at www.nipr.com. At this point in the process, only the NIPR transaction fee (approximately $6) will be charged.

After an online application for Temporary Producer is submitted, ALDOI staff will review the application and may contact the applicant for additional information.

If ALDOI staff approves an online application for Temporary Producer, notice is sent to the Contact Person on the application, and the insurer will then have 14 days to submit the company appointment and pay the state fees ($120 per insurer).

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.

A Temporary Producer license is valid for a maximum of six months, during which time the individual must complete the prelicensing education and examination requirements. After the individual has passed the examination, he or she should follow the instructions to submit Fingerprints. A Temporary Producer license will automatically convert to a regular Producer license if the licensee has passed the appropriate exam and submitted fingerprinting on or before the expiration date of the license.

Please contact NIPR Support at support@nipr.com with any questions or for additional information.

Expiration of Temporary Producer License

A Temporary Producer license that has not converted to a regular Producer license will automatically expire after six months.

An Alabama resident must meet these qualifications in order to become licensed as 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.

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.

Q: If I have a temporary license and am appointed to represent one company, can I be appointed with another company?
A: A temporary producer may be appointed to represent any affiliated company within the same insurer group of companies.

Q: Does an applicant have to be fingerprinted before applying for temporary license?
A: No, only after passing exam should an applicant be fingerprinted.

Q: Can Non-residents apply for a temporary license?
A: No, only Alabama residents qualify for temporary producer licenses.

Q: If I have already taken the prelicensing course but have not yet passed the examination, can I still apply for a temporary license?
A: Yes. Passing the prelicensing course is not a requirement for a temporary license, but the fact you have already passed the course does not disqualify you.