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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Owing to a printing error by our external mailing service, producers and adjusters whose licenses expire at the end of January 2014 were recently (and erroneously) mailed a second renewal reminder postcard, but the second postcard included a different and incorrect license renewal deadline. The license renewal deadline for producers and adjusters whose licenses expire at the end of January 2014 is still January 31, 2014, at 4:30 PM Central Time. Before that time, these individuals must renew their Minnesota licenses online at www.sircon.com/minnesota using the “Renew or Reinstate your license” link. There will be no extension or grace period.


Effective January 1, 2012, all executive officers and directors of a business entity applying for an independent adjuster license to adjust claims relating to portable electronics insurance coverage regulated by MINN. STAT. §60K.381 and all executive officers and directors of entities and any individuals owning, directly or indirectly, more than 50 percent of the outstanding voting securities of that applicant, must consent to a criminal history record check and submit a fingerprint card pursuant to MINN. STAT. §72B.041, subd. 2(a)(1)-(2). For more information, please see pages 6-7 of the Designated Home State Business Entity Insurance Adjuster License Application.

In conjunction with Sircon, we have arranged for Minnesota resident producers and adjusters to take advantage of a new, web-based, personal compliance tool, ProducerEDGE. This service is available at no extra charge.

Some easy and convenient features include:
  • Quick Links: Apply, renew and print your licenses from any or all 50 states in one convenient location.
  • My Licenses: View every license you hold, see your license numbers, types, lines of authority and expirations.
  • My Reminders: Receive automatic renewal reminders and status update notices to help you keep compliant.

Learn more about ProducerEDGE in this brochure or click here to go directly to ProducerEDGE.

  • If you have questions about how to complete your online application using Sircon Licensing, please contact Sircon at 517-381-3860.
  • If you have questions about whether a license is required, please consult the License Minnesota website at http://www.license.mn.gov/. Click on "A-Z Indexes" or "Browse by Topics." If the information there does not answer your question, please send an e-mail to licensing.commerce@state.mn.us that explains your activities as specifically as possible.
  • Please note that unlicensed activity may result in administrative action.

Name Change
Licensees are required to notify the Commerce Department in writing of any name change within ten days of the change. Use this form to report a name change: Name Change – Insurance Licensee.

Click on the license type highlighted below for detailed information on requirements and for access to all applicable forms.

  • Nonresident Adjuster

    If neither the state in which you physically reside nor your principal place of business licenses adjusters for the line of authority that you are seeking, you must use the applicable paper form available below to apply for your license.

    Nonresident Individual (.pdf)

    Nonresident Business (.pdf)

    Lapsed License - If you did not renew your license, you may reinstate it within twelve months of the renewal deadline by paying double the unpaid renewal fee, completing any required continuing education, and meeting the other requirements for reinstatement.

     

  • Independent Adjuster

    Individuals (resident and nonresident): Complete the Adjuster license application online at  Sircon Licensing. Available lines of authority are property and casualty, workers' compensation, and crop. 

    Fee is $50 plus a $20 Technology Surcharge. 

    Residents: The license exam administrator must submit an electronic certification that the applicant has passed the required examination for each desired line of authority and been fingerprinted for a criminal history record check. See the  Fingerprinting FAQ (.pdf) and the exam information section.

    Applicants for the crop line of authority must pass a written prelicense examination, with the following exceptions:

    • An individual who is currently licensed in another state for the crop line of authority based on an adjuster examination. In order for you to qualify for this exemption, your record in the NAIC Producer Database must indicate that you or your company are licensed in good standing. If your record in the NAIC Producer Database does not include that information, then you must provide certification from the other state that your license is currently in good standing. The certification must be of a license with the crop line of authority.
    • An individual who is not currently licensed in another state for the crop line of authority based on an adjuster examination but was so licensed within the previous 90 days. In order for you to qualify for this exemption, that state license must have expired and your application must be received by Minnesota within 90 days of that license’s expiration. Your record in the NAIC Producer Database must indicate that you or your company were licensed in good standing when your license expired. If your record in the NAIC Producer Database does not include that information, then you must provide certification from the other state that your license was in good standing at the time of its expiration. The certification must be of a license with the crop line of authority.
    • An individual who is or was licensed in another state for the crop line of authority based on an adjuster examination who establishes legal residency in Minnesota. In order for you to qualify for this exemption, you must make application to become a resident crop adjuster licensee within 90 days of establishing legal residency in Minnesota.
    • An individual who has satisfactorily completed the National Crop Insurance Services Crop Adjuster Proficiency Program or the loss adjustment training curriculum and competency testing required by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Standard Reinsurance Agreement. In order for you to qualify for this exemption, you must send one of the following to licensing.commerce@state.mn.us : (a) evidence of satisfactory completion of the National Crop Insurance Services Crop Adjuster Proficiency Program; or (b) evidence of satisfactory completion of the loss adjustment training curriculum and competency testing required by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Standard Reinsurance Agreement.

    Business Entities (resident and nonresident): Until NIPR and Sircon make an electronic Business Entity Adjuster license application available for Minnesota licenses, you must complete the paper “Designated Home State Business Entity Insurance Adjuster License Application” form that is available here. Please disregard the note at the top of the form.


     

  • Public Adjuster

    Resident Individuals: Complete the Adjuster license application online at Sircon Licensing.  Available lines of authority are property and casualty, workers' compensation, and crop. 
    Fee is $50 plus a $20 Technology Surcharge. 

    Residents: The license exam administrator must submit an electronic certification that the applicant has passed the required examination for each desired line of authority and been fingerprinted for a criminal history record check. See the Fingerprinting FAQ (.pdf). (Get exam information here ) You must also submit an original Public Adjuster surety bond in the amount of $10,000 using the Surety Bond Form approved by the Commerce Department (download here .pdf).

    Nonresident Individuals: Until NIPR and Sircon make an electronic Nonresident Individual Public Adjuster license application available for Minnesota licenses, you must complete the paper “Designated Home State Individual Insurance Adjuster License Application” form that is available here (.pdf). Please disregard the note at the top of the form.

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    Business Entities (resident and nonresident): Until NIPR and Sircon make an electronic Business Entity Adjuster license application available for Minnesota licenses, you must complete the paper “Designated Home State Business Entity Insurance Adjuster License Application” form that is available  here (.pdf). Please disregard the note at the top of the form. You must also submit an original Public Adjuster surety bond in the amount of $10,000 using the Surety Bond Form approved by the Commerce Department (download here .pdf). 

  • Public Adjuster Solicitor

    Complete the Adjuster license application online at Sircon Licensing
    Fee is $50 plus a 10% ($5) OET surcharge, which is being collected on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology to fund a statewide electronic licensing system.

     

  • Crop Hail Adjuster

    A Minnesota crop hail adjuster license is a limited license. The licensee may only act as an adjuster in regard to insurance policies against crop damage by hail. To adjust claims for crop damage from any other peril, including MPCI claims, you must get an independent or public adjuster license with the crop line of authority. Exception: A licensed crop hail adjuster who has satisfactorily completed the loss adjustment training curriculum and competency testing required by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Standard Reinsurance Agreement may adjust MPCI claims.

    Residents: Complete the Crop Hail Adjuster license application on line at Sircon Licensing.

    Nonresidents: If your resident state licenses adjusters, complete the Crop Hail Adjuster license application online at Sircon Licensing. If your resident state does not license adjusters, you must apply for your license using the paper form that is available by clicking on “Nonresident Individual” under “Nonresident Adjuster” above. Fee is $50 plus a 10% ($5) OET surcharge, which is being collected on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology to fund a statewide electronic licensing system.

     

  • Catastrophe Adjuster

    Residents: Complete the Catastrophe Adjuster Registration Application online at Sircon Licensing.  The Catastrophe Adjuster registration fee is $25. This fee includes a $5 OET surcharge, which is being collected on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology to fund a statewide electronic licensing system (Minn. Stat. §16E.22).