How to Become Licensed as a Counselor

Resident Insurance Counselor

  • File an Electronic Resident Licensing (ERL) application through the National Producer License Registry (NIPR) website. The application/license fee is $20.00 plus a $5.00 transaction fee. An application is good for six months from entry into our database. For questions relating to electronic application submission, contact NIPR Customer Service at 855-674-6477.
  • Successful completion of the examination.  If the examination has not been passed within six months, the applicant must submit a new license application and fee, and reschedule their examination.  Visit our Examination Information page for information specific to the examinations.

 Non-Resident Insurance Counselor

Non-Resident counselor applicants must be licensed as a life, accident and health, or property and casualty counselor in a state that required successful completion of an examination to obtain a license.  If the resident state did not require the successful completion of an examination at the time of licensure, applicants must either take the Michigan examination or provide proof of successful completion of an equivalent examination from a state where they are currently licensed.  Applicants who need to take the Michigan examination should refer to our Examination Information page to review the examination requirements for Resident applicants.

  • File an Electronic Non-Resident Licensing (NRL) application through the National Producer License Registry (NIPR) website. The application/license fee is $20.00 plus a $6.18 transaction fee. An application is good for six months from entry into our database. For questions relating to electronic application submission, contact NIPR Customer Service at 855-674-6477.
  • Successful completion of the examination if the applicant is not active in another state that requires an examination. If the examination has not been passed within six months, the applicant must submit a new license application and fee and reschedule their examination. Visit our Examination Information page for information specific to the examinations.