Risk Management Consultant

All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.  

NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment.  Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee. 

USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!

WHAT IS A RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

A risk management consultant is an employee of a political subdivision (county, city, town, health care district, etc.) with a population of more than one million persons whose governing body is composed of members of a county board of supervisors.  The risk management consultant may procure insurance or establish a self-insurance program to provide health, accident, life or disability benefits for employees or officers of the political subdivision, or to pay the political subdivision's property and casualty losses.  ARS §§ 11-981, 20-331.01.

WHO MUST BE LICENSED?

An individual appointed by a city, town, county, special health care district or other political subdivision within a county that has a population of more than one million persons and whose governing body is composed of members of a county board of supervisors that oversees the establishment or operation of a self-insurance program for the management and administration of a system for direct payment of the political subdivision's benefits, losses or claims.

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B.        An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D.        This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E.        A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F.         This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.