Hawaii Insurance Division is Transitioning to SBS

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Hawaii Insurance Division is going live on State Based Systems (SBS), a web-based NAIC application that supports state insurance regulation functions. You are can review this SBS flyer to learn how this transition affects you.

Highlights of the Change

  • All licensees will have their license numbers changed to the National Producer Number (NPN).
  • All Hawaii license and registration applications, appointments and termination of appointments, Class/LOA addition, and address changes must be submitted via NIPR.
  • All licensees should now use SBS to view and maintain important contact information.
  • All licensees requiring Continuing Education (CE) when renewing their Hawaii insurance license must be CE Compliant before submitting their renewal application.
  • All active companies will have a new Hawaii Company Number. Your NAIC Company Number (NAIC CoCode) remains the same.
  • Upon the first renewal in SBS, the expiration date of most individual licenses will automatically transition to the last day of the birth month.

National Producer Number

The National Producer Number (NPN) is a unique identifier assigned to each licensed producer during the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC’s) licensing application process. Therefore, all insurance licensees have an NPN. Starting with the transition to SBS, all Hawaii licensees will now use their NPN exclusively as their license number. Previous license numbers issued by the Hawaii Insurance Division will no longer be valid. If you do not know your NPN, you can look it up here: https://nipr.com/help/look-up-your-npn

Transcript Lookup

Before renewing an insurance license, producers should check their transcript to ensure all insurance continuing education requirements are complete. Producers can use the“Print Education Transcript Button” at SBS to review their CE requirements and compliance status. Education providers must post course completions within 15 days of successful completion of an approved continuing education program. Once you have completed a course, you can verify that your credits are showing on your transcript, by visiting: https://sbs.naic.org/solar-external-lookup/license-manager

Continuing Education (CE)

For a licensee authorized to sell lines of insurance in only life/accident and health or sickness OR only in property/casualty:

  • 21 credits in the class of insurance for which license is held
  • 3 credits in ethics and/or the Hawaii insurance laws and rules

For a licensee authorized to sell lines of insurance for BOTH life/accident and health or sickness and property/casualty:

  • 10 credits in life/accident and health or sickness
  • 11 credits in property/casualty
  • 3 credits in ethics and/or the Hawaii insurance laws and rules

Check out our approved continuing education courses in our Hawaii catalog of online training at InsuranceStudy.