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.

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.