Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
Allan L. McVey
Insurance Commissioner
Licensing and Education Division

Licensing and Education is responsible for processing and maintaining records on insurance licensees licensed to transact business 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,Viatical Settlement Business Entities and Bail Bonds, Independent Adjuster Business Entities and Public Adjuster Business Entities.

NOTICE for Adjusters

All home state licensed adjusters are required 24 Hours Continuing Education bi-annually.  For more information:  Adjuster Facts and Questions effective July 1, 2021

New Resident Producer Applicants & Current Resident Producers Adding a Line of Authority

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.

FBI Privacy Act Statement

Fingerprinting Announcement by IdentoGo

To complete the registration for fingerprints applicants will need the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner service code which can be found here. To register please use https://uenroll.identogo.com/.

Resident adjusters and non-resident adjusters designating West Virginia as the home state will be required to be fingerprinted when adding a new adjuster license type or new adjuster line of authority. Fingerprints are valid for 60 days and are completed at IdentoGo facilities. To renew an existing adjuster license fingerprints are not required.

Testing Centers and Fingerprint Locations

State Announcements


Beginning July 1, 2024, Candidates seeking a Surety Bail Bond License must pass the Surety Bail Bond exam.  There are no pre-requisites for taking this exam.  Please see the Surety Bail Bond outline (to come) to prepare for the exam.

Any active Surety Bail Bond license holder on or before June 30th, 2024, will not be required to sit for the new Surety Bail Bond examination.  There will be no new Professional Bail Bond license issued after June 30th, 2024.

Pre-licensing Certificate NOTICE

Pre-licensing will be valid from six months from the date of completion on the certificate. Please contact oicagentlicensing@wv.gov for further questions. Please also visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers.aspx for the latest developments on testing opportunities.

NIPR schedule of fees:

Remote proctoring for West Virginia

Notice regarding Letter of Clearance and Letter of Certification Process Changing

2023 Company Appointment Renewal Notice

Applicants applying for a surplus lines license before March 1, will be required to renew the license at the upcoming license renewal (May 31).  Applicants applying for a Business Entity license before March 1, will also be required 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 and adjuster - Last Day of Birth Month Biennially
  • Surplus Lines - Renew 5/31 Annually
  • Business Entities 6/1 Annually.