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Introducing the

Learning
Center

SLA's new
online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center
for broker education and
broker license renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

Learn More

Introducing the

Learning
Center

SLA's new
online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center
for broker education and
broker license renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

Learn More

Brokers

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A surplus line broker is an insurance producer with a specialty license that authorizes the broker to solicit, negotiate, and place insurance with eligible or "approved" surplus line insurers. A California resident, a corporation, partnership, or Limited Liability Company with an office located in California, may obtain a surplus line broker license. Effective January 1, 2003, non-residents may now be licensed as surplus line brokers. A surplus line broker license can be obtained by submitting an application, and appropriate bond and fees, to the California Department of Insurance ("CDI"). Refer to California Insurance Code (CIC) Section 1765 for additional information.

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The Surplus Line Association publishes its Membership Directory which lists all the licensed California surplus line brokers as of the date of publication. A copy of the Membership Directory is available on our website or may be obtained by calling the SLA office at: (415) 434-4900.

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The CDI usually examines the records of surplus line brokers every three years.