How to Find National Producer Numbers

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National producer numbers protect insurance agents from identity theft and fraud.
National producer numbers protect insurance agents from identity theft and fraud. (Image: Szepy/iStock/Getty Images)

A national producer number, or NPN, is a tool to protect individual insurance agents and agencies from identity theft and fraudulent representations made to the National Insurance Producer Registry, or NIPR. The NIPR consists of a board of state insurance regulators and insurance industry representatives to facilitate electronic information nationally on individual agents and firms, or producers. The registry keeps information on file on the name and address of producers, their licensing information and any state regulatory actions against them. The NPN was created to protect individual producers from having their social security number displayed in the NIPR database. You can only retrieve your own NPN.

Things You'll Need

  • Social Security number
  • Insurance license number
  • Federal employer identification number

Go to the National Insurance Producer Registry website at NIPR.com.

Scroll down the page, watching the far left-hand column. Near the bottom is a link for National Producer Number Access. Click on this link.

Type in the requested information in the first or second of the three boxes that appear in the link, then click on the "Submit Query Button." If the site responds with a 10-digit number, you do not have to submit under the other box. If it does not respond with your NPN from the first box, submit the query from the second box.

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