Oregon Insurance Division

Oregon Insurance Division Proposes Rule to no longer accept paper licence applications

Jim Thompson, licensing manager for the Oregon Insurance Division informed the Association that they are changing the licensing process to transact credit insurance.

Currently the Oregon Insurance Division accepts application packets for licenses in two ways. They accept a paper application with a check for the fees, and an electronic application submitted from a third party authorized business partner (NIPR.com). They are in the process of requiring that all application materials necessary to receive an insurance license be submitted to their office electronically. This would include the application for the license and the fingerprint information necessary for the background check. Their licensing exam vendor has digital fingerprinting stations at their testing centers, as well as a kiosk where the applicant can submit the online application to our office. 

The proposed rule is expected to be implemented January 1, 2013.  After this date, paper application materials will not be accepted. If you have any questions contact Jim directly.

Jim Thompson
Manager, Licensing and Administration
Oregon Insurance Division
503-947-7247
James.T.Thompson@state.or.us

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