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Alabama Insurance Exam Prep & Licensing Requirements

Alabama Insurance Exam Prep Provider Number: 23300439


What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for Alabama?

Individuals must complete a pre-licensing course of study for the lines of authority desired before taking any examination. The prelicensing course must consist of 20 hours per line of authority on the general principles of insurance for that line of authority. The lines of authority requiring a pre-licensing course are as follows:
  • Life – 20 hours
  • Health and Accident – 20 hour
  • Life, Health, and Accident – 40 hours
  • Property – 20 hours
  • Casualty – 20 hours
  • Property and Casualty – 40 hours
  • Personal Lines – 20 hours

How to get an insurance license in Alabama

  1. Meet the general eligibility criteria
    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must be a US citizen or have a current work authorization.
    • Reside or maintain a principal place of residence in Alabama.

  2. Complete required prelicensing education
    • To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a non-monitored Exam Prep Course Certification Exam with a 70% or greater.
    • After passing the Exam Prep Course Certification Exam, you will receive an email with your Certificate of Completion which is valid for one year from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.

  3. Register and pass state licensing exam
    • Make an exam reservation through the University of Alabama.
      Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Alabama Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.
    • Bring a current form of identification (a valid driver’s license, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, or employee ID card) and a copy of your prelicensing education Certificate of Completion on exam day. The prelicensing education Certificate of Completion is valid for one year from the date of completion.

  4. Submit fingerprints
    • All applicants seeking to become licensed or who are adding a new line of authority to an existing license must have completed a fingerprint background check. Applicants should seek to get fingerprinted at least 10 days before applying for the license. Additional Information can be found on https://www.aldoi.gov/Licensing/Fingerprinting.aspx.

  5. Apply for a License
    • After successfully completing the required examination, applicants must complete an online application and pay a fee.

  6. Print License
    • After 5 days from submitting application, check the Alabama Department of Insurance website, and go to the License Search under Producers/Agents to confirm issuance of your license. Once a license is issued, you may print your license from the home page.

What are the WebCE Alabama Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • Per Alabama PLE requirements, applicants are required to complete all of the lessons in the pre-license education course sequentially before they can be issued a certificate of completion.
  • Students must pass the closed-book non-monitored Exam Prep Course Certification exam with a score of 70% or higher. If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.
  • WebCE suggest to then utilize Exam Tutor and Flash Tutor for further practice before your exam day.

What is the access period for WebCE Alabama Insurance Exam Prep courses?

90 days from the date of purchase. One additional extension for an additional 90 days can be purchased for $50.

How often does WebCE report Alabama Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

WebCE does not report exam prep course completions as the Alabama Department of Insurance does not require course completions to be reported.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Alabama Insurance Exam Prep courses?

PDF Certificates of completion will be emailed by WebCE, upon completion of the pre-license course. Pre-licensing course certificates are valid for one year from date of completion.

What is the process to transfer an insurance license to Alabama?

New residents who still hold an active license in their previous home state will not be required to complete Prelicensing education or take the license examination as long as:
  • Provide a letter of clearance from previous home state for same line of authority
  • The license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state
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What is the process to obtain a non-resident insurance license in Alabama?

Non-resident license candidates may obtain an Alabama producer license, without having to complete the prelicense education requirement or take a license examination, as long as they are currently hold an active license in their resident state for the same lines of authority for which they are applying.
  • Apply through NIPR Online Process: for non-resident applicants who hold any type of resident license in their home state.
  • Apply through SBS Online Process: for non-resident applicants who hold rental vehicle, legal services, dental services, credit, personal lines, and motor club lines of authority and do not hold any type of license in your home state.
Non-resident applicants are no longer required to provide certification letters from their home state.
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Are there any Alabama insurance product specific training requirements?

Who to contact for additional questions

Alabama Department of Insurance

The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 9/20/2022