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Surplus Lines License

  • You must hold an active resident or non-resident Oregon producer Property & Casualty license
  • You may submit an electronic application for Surplus Lines through Paper applications are not acceptable.
  • You must pass a Surplus Lines exam for a resident license or hold Surplus Lines line of authority in your resident state for a non-resident license
    • There are no classes or study material available for the surplus lines exam. The surplus line questions in the exam are related to the statutory provisions of the surplus lines law under ORS 735-400 to 735-495.
    • The Institutes offers two courses on Surplus Lines insurance: ASLI 320 – Understanding  Surplus Lines Operations and ASLI 321 – Managing Risks with Surplus Lines Coverage. The textbooks for these two courses are available from the Institutes and provide good education in the nuances of surplus lines insurance. You may contact the Institutes about purchasing these books at or contact the Surplus Line Association with your questions at
  • The Surplus Lines Association collects taxes for us, all payments, while payable to us, are sent to them. They oversee the filing etc. If you didn't write any business, you do not have to file a report.
  • The contact information for the Oregon Surplus Lines Association is