Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin


Yes, appointments must be reported.

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

$16 for resident agents and $30 for nonresident agents.

No direct agency appointments.

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 Wisconsin

Insurance Producer (Resident and Non-Resident): $75.00 per line of authority Surplus Lines Broker (Resident and Non-Resident): $100.00

Standard Producer: $35 for residents, $70 for nonresidents Surplus Lines Broker: $100 Various other licenses have specific fees detailed below

Begins 60 days before the license expiration date.

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

Allowed up to 60 days post-expiration with additional fees.

Continuing Education Requirements for Wisconsin 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.

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 60 days prior to the expiration date.

No specific exemptions found.

Licensees have one year to satisfy all CE requirements and pay a reinstatement fee if they miss the renewal date.

Yes, CE instructors receive credit for teaching courses.

Licensees must complete 3 hours of ethics training.

Licensees must complete 3 hours of NFIP course.

Initial certification entails an 8-hour training course including 2 hours specific to Wisconsin Medicaid and LTC, with 4 hours of LTC-specific training required every 2 years including 1 hour specific to Wisconsin Medicaid and LTC.

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

Additional Information

  • Pre-Licensing Courses: Required for all new agents, with specific exemptions based on professional designations or educational achievements.
  • Background Checks: Mandatory for all new resident licensees.

Where to Apply: All applications must be submitted through the NIPR Gateway.

Frequently Asked Questions on Wisconsin 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.



Nathan Houdek

(608) 266-8699

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance