Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-2693

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: ce.agent.licensing@tn.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Tennessee Business Entity Producer License - Non-Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Determined by Retalitory Fee. See this page

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Determined by Retalitory Fee. See this page. 

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Tennessee Business Entity Producer License - Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Tennessee Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Law:

TN Code § 56-52-101 through TN Code § 56-52-111

Audit Requirements:

The submitted financial statements must either be audited by an independent CPA or attested to by two officers of the company.

Initial Registration

Form:

Charitable Gift Annuity Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$675

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Charities must maintain a separate reserve fund that contains either 110% of the reserves required by TN Code § 56-52-104(b) or the total amount of donations for outstanding charitable gift annuities.

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no renewal form, instead send a letter of intent to renew to the department along with the renewal fee.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by March 1.

Notes:

In addition to renewing the certificate of authority, charities should also submit an annual report within 90 days after the close of their fiscal year.

Tennessee Collection Agency Branch Office License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 registration fee + $25 for each solicitor.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$350 renewal fee + $25 for each solicitor.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Tennessee Collection Agency License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Bond Requirements:

$15,000 for agencies with 1-4 certified employees, $20,000 for agencies with 5-9 certified employees, and $25,000 for agencies with 10 or more certified employees.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750 application fee + $600 registration fee and $25 for each solicitor after the license is approved.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$350 renewal fee + $25 for each solicitor.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Changes to an agency's address should be emailed to Collection.Service@TN.Gov along with an amended surety bond and corporate bond.

Reinstatement

Agency Fee:

$100 late renewal fee + standard renewal fees.

Notes:

Expired licenses can be reinstated for up to 60 days after the expiration date. Licenses expired for more than 60 days cannot be reinstated and the license holder must reapply.

Tennessee External Review Registration

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Law:

TN Code § 56-61-120

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

External Review Organizations Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$500 for accredited entities and $1,500 for unaccredited entities.

Required Attachments:

See the application form for a detailed list of attachments.

Registration Renewal

Form:

External Review Organizations Application Packet (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500 for accredited entities and $1,500 for unaccredited entities.

Due:

Biennially by the registration anniversary date.

Tennessee Insurance Agency License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance firms that are applying for a license in Tennessee for the first time.

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Form:

https://www.tn.gov/commerce/insurance/agent-producer-resources/licensing-packets-instructions-forms.html

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $50

Registration Renewal

This section applies to insurance firms that are already licensed in Tennessee and need to renew their license.

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Form:

https://www.tn.gov/commerce/insurance/agent-producer-resources/licensing-packets-instructions-forms.html

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $50

Tennessee Insurance Agent License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance agents that are applying for a license in Tennessee for the first time.

Agency Fee:

From $50 to $120 depending on license type

Tennessee Insurance Producer License - Non-Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Non-resident producers pay a retaliatory fee based on their home state.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Varies by home state. See this page for retaliatory fee details.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Tennessee Insurance Producer License - Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Tennessee Public Adjuster Business Entity License - Non-Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Tennessee Public Adjuster Business Entity License - Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Tennessee Public Adjuster License - Non-Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Tennessee Public Adjuster License - Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Tennessee Surplus Lines Agent License - Non-Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Tennessee Surplus Lines Agent License - Resident

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Tennessee Utilization Review Registration

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Law:

TN Code § 56-6-704 

Initial Registration

Form:

Utilization Review Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

Utilization Review Application Packet (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Due:

Annually by July 1.

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