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.