2021 Licensing Changes

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Agent Licensing Changes Effective January 1, 2021

These changes do not apply to the 2019-2020 biennium. 

During the 2019 legislative session, several changes were made to agent licensing laws in Virginia that will become effective January 1, 2021. These changes will institute agent biennial license renewals, agent fingerprinting and change the date by which agents must complete their continuing education.  

Licensing Renewal Requirements

All licensed agents and business entities are required to have a current email address on file with the Bureau.

Update your email address through Sircon.

Individual Licenses
License(s) will have a renewal date based on your birth month and odd/even year of birth. For example, if you were born in an odd-numbered year, your license will expire at the end of your birth month in odd-numbered years.  If you were born in an even-numbered year, your license will expire at the end of your birth month in even-numbered years.

Those born in an odd year their first renewal will be in 2023. Those born in an even year their first renewal will be in 2022 except for those born in January, they will renew in 2024.

Licensed on or before January 1, 2021
You will have a minimum of 13 months before your first renewal. 

Licensed after January 1, 2021
You will have a minimum of 13 months from the date your license was issued before first renewal.

Continuing Education/License Renewal Deadlines​
Verify your license expiration date is accurate
Expiration dates for individual producer licenses will not be populated until Mid-March 2021.

Month 2021 (Odd) 2022 (Even) 2023 (Odd) 2024 (Even)
January No Renewals No Renewals Renew by Jan 31 Renew by Jan 31
February No Renewals Renew by Feb 28 Renew by Feb 28  
March No Renewals Renew by Mar 31 Renew by Mar 31  
April No Renewals Renew by Apr 30 Renew by Apr 30  
May No Renewals Renew by May 31 Renew by May 31  
June No Renewals Renew by Jun 30 Renew by Jun 30  
July  No Renewals Renew by Jul 31 Renew by Jul 31  
August No Renewals Renew by Aug 31 Renew by Aug 31  
September No Renewals Renew by Sep 30 Renew by Sep 30  
October No Renewals Renew by Oct 31 Renew by Oct 31  
November No Renewals Renew by Nov 30 Renew by Nov 30  
December No Renewals Renew by Dec 31 Renew by Dec 31  


Individual Expiration Dates Updated by License Type Schedule
Consultant – April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Limited Lines Producers – September 22, 2020
Producers – March 2021
Public Adjusters - January 31, 2020*
Surplus Lines Broker – April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Title Settlement Agents - April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Viatical Settlement Broker - April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*

*Expiration dates will populate upon license renewal.

Renewal notices will be emailed 90 days prior to license expiration date. 

The renewal fee will be $10 per line of authority.

Continuing Education
If you are a resident agent, completion of any continuing education requirements will be due at time of license renewal. 

Reinstatements
Your license(s) may be reinstated within twelve months from the renewal date due to non-renewal or failure to complete continuing education requirements. This does not apply to agents who fail to complete continuing education for the 2019-2020 biennium. 

In addition to the original renewal fee, a reinstatement fee double the renewal fee will be required.

Agency Licenses
All agency licenses will renew on May 1, 2021 and every 2 years thereafter. 

Agency Expiration Dates Updated by License Type Schedule
Consultant – April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Limited Lines Firms – March 31, 2020
Producers – March 31, 2020
Public Adjusters - January 31, 2020*
Surplus Lines Broker - April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Title Settlement Agents - April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*
Viatical Settlement Broker - April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020*

*Expiration dates will populate upon license renewal.

Renewal notices will be emailed 90 days prior to license expiration date.

The renewal fee will be $10 per line of authority.

Fingerprinting
New resident applicants are required to be fingerprinted for a state and federal criminal background check. We will be providing additional information as it becomes available.