How to become a Resident Producer when moving to Michigan from another state

If you held a license in another state and have moved to Michigan, we strongly recommend you review the information on the following web pages before submitting an application for licensure in Michigan:

Insurance Producer - If a background information question is answered "yes"

Guiding Principles for Michigan Insurance Producer Licensure

To request a Resident Producer license in Michigan, follow these steps:

  • Surrender the license held in your previous home state.
  • Submit an Electronic Resident Licensing (ERL) applicationvia the NIPR website.
  • If required, successfully complete the Michigan licensing examination:
    • If the license held in your previous home state was surrendered within the past 90 days, you are not required to pass the Michigan licensing examination.
    • If the license held in your previous home state was surrendered more than 90 days but less than 12 months ago, you are required to successfully pass the Michigan licensing examination.
    • If the license you held in your previous home state was surrendered more than 12 months ago, you are required to successfully complete Pre-licensing Education coursework and pass the Michigan licensing examination.
  • After meeting the requirements for Resident Producer licensure in Michigan, your Michigan non-resident producer license will be inactivated upon issuance of the Michigan resident producer license.

Information regarding the Examination process is available on the DIFS Examination Information web page.

The DIFS Insurance Pre-licensing Education FAQs web page will provide you with details about Pre-licensing Education coursework requirements.