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Arkansas Insurance Exam Prep Requirements

Arkansas Insurance Exam Prep Provider Number: 12801


What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for Arkansas?

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
  • Surplus Lines - does not require a pre-license course, but applicants must be licensed in P&C for 3 years prior to taking exam

How to get an insurance license in Arkansas

  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 Arkansas.
  2. Complete prelicensing education for line of authorities where it is required
    • Prepare for the Arkansas State Exam by completing a pre-licensing course of study.
    • To satisfy the Life/Health and Property/Casualty course requirements, you will need to pass a monitored Exam Prep Course Certification Exam with a 70% or greater.
    • When making a licensing exam reservation, applicants will be required to provide the WebCE Arkansas provider school code number 12801. After passing the Certification Exam, you will be able to download a PDF Certificate of Completion which is valid for two years from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.
  3. Apply for a License
    • Applicants must apply for their license before taking the State exam.
    • Complete the Electronic Resident Licensing at www.nipr.com and pay application fee to NIPR.
  4. Complete the Criminal Background Check
    • State of Arkansas Backgound Check
    • Your application will be reviewed for completeness and errors by AID. Upon approval to test, you will receive an email confirmation from PSI.
  5. Register and pass state licensing exam
    • Make an exam reservation at www.psi.com or by calling 800-733-9267.
      Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Arkansas Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.
    • Bring two forms of current signature identification (a valid driver’s license, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, or employee ID card, credit card) and a copy of your prelicensing education Certificate of Completion on exam day. The prelicensing education Certificate of Completion is valid for two year from the date of completion.
  6. Print your License
    • 24 hours after successfully passing the state examination, you may print your license at www.nipr.com

What are the WebCE Arkansas Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • Where pre-license education is required, per Arkansas, 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.
  • For Life/Health and Property/Casualty lines of authority, students must pass the closed-book monitored Exam Prep Course Certification exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Life/Health and Property/Casualty Exam Requirements: Self-Study exams are closed-book and must be monitored by a disinterested 3rd party. Monitors must be a disinterested third party, with a minimum age of 18 years old, the monitor could be anyone except family members or relatives or dependents, employers or supervisors, employees or subordinates, partners or joint ventures or co-owners, or significant others, or for anyone in whom the monitor instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

    Limited Lines Producer Exam Requirements: Self-study exams do not require a monitor.
  • 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

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

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

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. Pre-licensing course certificates are valid for two years from date of completion.

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

Applicants must provide a clearance letter if they hold a license from another state and are moving to Arkansas. They should contact the Arkansas Department of Insurance to determine whether or not they must take an examination.

What is the process to obtain a non-resident insurance license in Arkansas?

Information on obtaining a nonresident license is available on the Arkansas Insurance Department’s Web page at www.insurance.arkansas.gov, or by calling the Department at (501) 371-2750.

Are there any Arkansas insurance product specific training requirements?

Who to contact for additional questions

Arkansas Insurance Department

PSI Services LLC

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 8/15/2022