Common agent questions
Did my license number change?
Yes. All Oregon license numbers changed with the move to State Based Systems (SBS).
- SBS assigns business license numbers. Your number is NOT the National Producer Number (NPN). You can find your license number at www.statebasedsystems.com. Under State Services, choose Oregon and click on Licensee Lookup. Enter only the name of your business.
- Individuals' license numbers are now the NPN. If you do not know your NPN, go to www.NIPR.com. In the lower left is a link to the National Producer Number.
* The leading zeroes are not part of your license number. Do not use them at NIPR when you renew.
Printing a license
How do I print my license? Do you mail licenses?
The Insurance Division no longer mails or issues printed licenses. Print a copy of your license at www.statebasedsystems.com. Under State Services, choose Oregon. Click on Print Your License. SBS allows one free copy, so save a copy to your computer before you hit the print button. Allow processing time on renewals and applications.
Can I renew online?
Yes. Individuals and businesses must renew at www.nipr.com. The first page that opens is announcements. Scroll to the bottom and click begin. Nonresident adjusters and third-party administrators without a home state must renew at www.statebasedsystems.com. Warning: NIPR will not allow two transactions at once so do not make changes to your address.
- Individual license: Add your NPN number to the NPN section and license number section. Enter the same number twice. Your old number is obsolete. When asked for your business affiliations, click next. Don't enter anything - it doesn't apply to individual licenses.
- Business license: Enter the SBS license number. Your old number is obsolete.
I did not receive a renewal notice. What do I do?
We no longer mail renewal notices. Renewal notices are emailed. Is your email address current? If not, you can change it at www.statebasedsystems.com. Under State Services, choose Oregon. The renewal notice is simply a reminder that directs you to www.nipr.com to renew.
How do third party administrators without a home state renew?
Individuals and businesses both renew at www.statebasedsystems.com. Under State Services, choose Oregon. Click on Third-Party Administrators without a Home State.
For individuals, the user name is your NPN plus enough zeroes in front to equal 10 digits. Use your NPN for the password.
For businesses, the user name is your license number. If your number is fewer than 10 characters, enter enough zeroes in front to make it 10 characters. For example, if your license number is "12345," enter "0000012345." Use your Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) for the password.
How can I view my affiliations?
Go to www.statebasedsystems.com. Under State Services, choose Oregon. Click on Licensee Lookup. Choose business entity from the drop-down menu at the top. Then, enter the agency license number. The next screen will have a link producer. Click on that. You can view your affiliates and Designated Licensed Responsible Producer.
How do I get my old CE to you?
For classes taken before to May 7, 2012, fax or scan and email the certificates to us.
or email email@example.com.
CE taken after May 7, 2012, will be downloaded directly into your account. CE providers have 15 business days to upload information to your record. Do not wait until the last minute to take your classes.
How long does a licensed producer need to keep agency records?
Licensed insurance producers need to keep agency records for three years after the policy expiration date.
Can I keep agency records in scanned form?
Yes. You can scan agency records and save them in a computer. You do not have to keep the original paper documents.
Can I share commissions?
Yes. A license is not needed to receive commissions.
Can commissions be paid to a nonlicensed person?
Yes, as long as the nonlicensed person is not selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance to receive the commissions.
Can I offer a gift to potential clients?
Yes. However, you must offer the gift to all potential clients and not just those who purchase a policy. Offering gifts only to clients who purchase a policy may be considered a rebate and rebates are not allowed under Oregon law.
For more on compensation: http://insurance.oregon.gov/producer/topics/producer-compensation-rules.pdf.