Agent Licensing

Agents Licensing & Education

Agents Licensing & Education is responsible for processing and maintaining records on insurance licensees licensed to transact business in West Virginia. Licensees include 8,700 resident agents and 86,000 non-resident insurance agents, 800 resident adjusters and 27,000 non-resident adjusters in West Virginia. These licensees include residents who must complete educational and testing requirements to obtain a license. Residents of other states who have completed similar requirements in their states of domicile may apply for a West Virginia non-resident license by submitting the appropriate application and documentation for review. In addition to licensing of individual producers and adjusters, the division oversees the licensing of Adjusters, Surplus Lines Licensees, Business Entities (Agencies), Viatical Settlement Brokers and Viatical Settlement Business Entities.


New Resident Applicants Only Notice

Applicant Notification and Record Challenge:  Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI.  You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record.  The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28. CFR. 16.34.

Contact Information
  Toll Free 1-888-879-9842
  TTY 1-800-435-7381
  (304) 558-0610
  WV Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
  PO Box 50541
  Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0541
Physical Address:
  900 Pennsylvania Ave.
  Charleston, West Virginia 25302
Business Hours
  (Mon-Fri) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Eastern Standard Time
State Announcements

Applicants applying for an adjuster or surplus lines license before March 1, will be requried to renew the license at the upcoming license renewal (May 31).  Applicants applying for a Business Entity license before March 1, will also be requried to renew the license at the upcoming license renewal (June 30).  If you plan to do business in West Virginia before March 1, you must be licensed.

The license expiration date is as follows:

  • Insurance producer - Last Day of Birth Month Biennially
  • Adjuster & Surplus Lines - Renew 5/31 Annually