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Arkansas Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

Arkansas Insurance Department
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 371-2750
Fax: (501) 683-2604
Website: http://insurance.arkansas.gov

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FAQs

The first step in getting your insurance license is determining what type of insurance agent you want to be, or what types of policies you need to sell. That will help you figure out what type, or types, of insurance licenses you need to get. Then, it’s time to begin studying. After completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study you’ll need to take your insurance exam. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry. Life and Health are separate lines in Arkansas, so they are all separate tests. Property & Casualty (P&C), however, can be combined lines, so you will take one test for both of these lines. This means that for all four of these lines you will take three exams.

The State of Arkansas requires all licensees to submit an application for a background check. If you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts.

Once you have submitted your application and have filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.

If you have any questions, call the Arkansas Department of Insurance at (501) 371-2750 or email the Insurance License Department for more information.

In Arkansas, the first step to get your insurance adjuster license is to simply apply for your license.

The fee for an online application is $20. Once you have completed your application and all your coursework, you are now ready to take and pass the Arkansas Insurance Adjuster License exam. Depending on the lines of authority you wish to carry, you may need to take more than one exam. Once you have submitted your application and have completed all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. This process generally takes about forty-eight (48) hours. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

The State of Arkansas requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Of those hours, three (3) of those hours must cover ethics. If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you don’t need to complete double the hours.

After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you can renew your Arkansas insurance license. It’ll cost $120 per application to renew your license.  AgentSync can help with insurance license renewals.

 

Unlike resident renewal, there are no non-resident continuing education requirements in Arkansas, provided that the following requirements are met:

  • Are a nonresident licensee and are in good standing with your home state
  • Hold a limited or restricted license

It’ll cost $120 per application to renew your license. AgentSync can help with non-resident insurance license renewals.

Arkansas will accept the designation of home state and allow a non-resident independent adjuster license without the Arkansas Adjuster Examination. Meaning that Non-residents who hold a license in their home state may apply for the license without taking the exam or meeting any experience requirements. Non-residents whose home state does not license adjusters must fulfill the same exam and experience requirements that apply to Arkansas residents.

Non-residents are required to complete the following to be eligible for a Non-Resident Adjuster License:
Non-residents who do not hold a license in their home state: 24 hours of CE (with 3 in ethics) every two years.
Non-residents who hold a license in their home state: 24 hours of CE (with 3 in ethics) ONLY IF their home state does not already have a CE requirement. More information can be found here.

After you have completed your adjuster continuing education, you will renew your Arkansas adjuster license online through an application on NIPR’s website.

There is a $120 fee to renew your Arkansas adjuster license.
For more information, contact the Arkansas Insurance Department.

According to the Arkansas Department of Insurance, adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date. The expiration date of your license is set as the last day of your birth month.

Once you have your license, you’ll need to complete some additional steps every few years to keep it active. You are required to complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (CE), including three (3) hours of ethics coursework, to upkeep your adjuster license in Arkansas.

There is an $120 fee to renew your Arkansas adjuster license.

Please note: Arkansas grants reciprocal licenses to adjusters who are licensed in their home state or adjusters who hold a Designated Home State (DHS) license.

*State specific rules and regulations can change. Please be sure to visit NIPR or the state’s website for the latest information.