West Virginia 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 and Terminations in West Virginia


Yes, appointments must be reported.

Permitted, with appointments needed within 15 days of contract execution or first business submission.

$25 for both resident and nonresident agents.

Not processed via NIPR.

Automatically renewed, handled through the NIPR Portal.


Include voluntary termination, inadequate production, and compliance issues among others.

Done via NIPR, requiring specific effective dates.

No charge for processing terminations.

Licensing in West Virginia

Initial Licensing Fees:



Renewal Fees:

$50 for residents, $100 for nonresidents


Begins 90 days before the license expiration date.

Every two years, based on the licensee's birth month.

Allowed up to one year post-expiration with additional fees.

Continuing Education Requirements for West Virginia Insurance Licensees

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

The renewal period is biennial, occurring every two years.

Yes, continuing education credits are due before the license renewal date.

License renewal must be completed by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

The license renewal year is based on the year of first license issuance.

Continuing education credits are due prior to license expiration.

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

-Producers newly licensed after July 1 of the second year of the biennium are exempt from CE requirements for that renewal period. - Those holding licenses for only limited lines credit are exempt from CE. - Those holding limited lines licenses for which an exam isn’t required are exempt from CE. - Those holding any limited or restricted licenses that the commissioner may declare exemption with the state. - Adjusters are exempt from CE.

Licensees have one year to late renew the license and pay penalties. The license is suspended until requirements are met.

Yes, CE instructors receive credit for teaching courses, limited to a single course per renewal period.

Licensees must complete 3 hours of ethics training.

Licensees must complete 3 hours of NFIP course.

Initial certification entails an 8-hour training course, with an additional 4 hours of LTC-specific training required every two years.

Additional Information

Required for all new agents, with specific exemptions based on professional designations or educational achievements.

Mandatory for all new resident licensees.

All applications must be submitted through the NIPR Gateway.

Frequently Asked Questions on West Virginia Insurance Licensing

Start by completing the required pre-licensing education, pass the licensing exam, and submit your application via the NIPR Gateway.

Agents must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years, including specific hours dedicated to ethics training.

You may still reinstate your license within a year after expiration by fulfilling all CE requirements and paying a reinstatement fee.


West Virginia

Allen L. McVey

(304) 558-0610

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