Iowa Insurance Licensing

The information provided by Agenzee is intended to be accurate and current regarding licensing and appointment requirements across states. While we make every effort to ensure precision through research and expertise, we recommend that readers independently verify details by contacting their state’s insurance department for precise regulations. Remaining informed is essential, and we are here to assist you on your path.

Appointments & Terminations in Iowa



Within 30 days of contract execution or first business submission







Via NIPR Portal



Voluntary termination; inadequate production; death; agent moved; appointed in error; cancelled for cause; company merger; request regulatory review


Up to 30 days after a license expiration, licensees must obtain new appointments

Licensing in Iowa

Initial Individual New License Fee:

$50 (All license classes)


License renewal fee:



90 days before expiration

Last day of birth month every 3 years based on year of first state license issue

Late renewal allowed up to one year after expiration

Agency Licensing in Iowa



90 days prior to expiration date until the expiration date of the license ID.

Independent and Emergency Adjuster Licensing in Iowa

Only Public Adjusters

Biennially, by the license's expiration date

Continuing Education Requirements for Iowa Insurance Licensees

Here at Agenzee, we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on CE requirements for various states. While we take pride in our thorough research and expertise, we encourage our readers to conduct their own due diligence by consulting their state’s department of insurance for specific requirements. Remember, staying informed is key, and we’re here to support you on your journey to compliance!

Licensees must complete a total of 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

The renewal period is biennial, occurring every two years.

The license renewal date falls on the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Renewal year is based on the year of birth.

Continuing education credits are due prior to the license expiration.

The state sends a CE reminder 90 days prior to the expiration date.

If not licensed for a full two years by the first renewal, an additional two years are given to complete licensure. Producers only licensed to sell crop insurance are required to complete 2 hours of CE. Producers only licensed to sell title insurance are required to complete 4 hours of CE.

Within 12 months of license expiration, licensees can complete CE, pay a $100 reinstatement fee, and pay a renewal fee to reinstate the license. If more than a year but less than four years have passed, licensees must be fingerprinted again, pay a $100 reinstatement fee, complete CE, and pay a $90 application fee. After four years, the licensee will be considered as applying anew and will have to retake any licensing exams.

Three hours of CE must be dedicated to ethics.

Initial certification requires a 4-hour training course, followed by 1 hour of CE each renewal period.

Licensees must complete a one-time, 4-hour course.

Frequently Asked Questions on Iowa Insurance Licensing

Begin by fulfilling any pre-licensing requirements, completing necessary exams, and applying through the NIPR Gateway.

Iowa offers a range of licenses including Insurance Producer, Public Adjuster, and Independent Adjuster among others.

Yes, Iowa mandates 36 hours of Continuing Education every three years, including specific requirements for ethics, flood insurance, and annuities.



Doug Ommen

(515) 281-7757

Iowa Insurance Division Attn: Licensing