Reporting Schedule: Prelicense.com will report course completions to Arkansas Insurance Department monthly. We will report 1st of every Month. Mandatory state roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour will be added to your order total.

Exam Proctor Requirements:Proctors must be a disinterested third party, with 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 proctor instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination. 

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Arkansas PreLicensing Requirements 

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident Arkansas state insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of Arkansas
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be trustworthy, competent, financially responsible, and of good personal and business reputation
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicensing requirements below)
  •  Pass a written examination and file a license application
  • Disclose on the licensure application all insurance licenses that have been previously revoked, denied, or suspended

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete 20-hours of approved prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA).  See below for license specific PLE requirements in Arkansas:

  • Arkansas Life Insurance 20-Hour PLE Requirement: 20-hours of approved prelicense education
  • Arkansas Accident and Health Insurance 20-Hour PLE Requirement: 20-hours of approved prelicense education
  • Arkansas Casualty (Including Commercial Lines) 20-Hour PLE Requirement: 20-hours of approved prelicense education
  • Arkansas Property (Including Commercial Lines) 20-Hour PLE Requirement: 20-hours of approved prelicense education
  • Arkansas Personal Lines (Property and Casualty; No Commercial Lines) 20-Hour PLE Requirement: 20-hours of approved prelicense education

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Arkansas Licensing Candidate Handbook, which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application http://www.insurance.arkansas.gov/License/LicenseFormfiles/Producer-Instructions.pdf 

PLE Course Delivery

Per Arkansas PLE requirements, applicants are required to complete all of the lessons in the prelicense education course sequentially before they can be issued a certificate of completion.

 PLE Course Exam

  • Passing Score: Applicants must pass the PLE final exam with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Arkansas.  An applicant must meet Arkansas’ PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued.

State Licensing Exam

IMPORTANT: When making a licensing exam reservation, applicants will be required to provide their provider school code number.  Prelicense.com’s Arkansas provider school code number is 12801.

Methods of Registration

  • Register Online: Click here to register for the state licensing exam online. Allow four (4) business days to complete.
  • Register by Paper:  Applicants may obtain paper license applications online www.insurance.arkansas.gov, or by calling (501) 663-2878. The process of paper submissions may take up to ten business days to complete.
  • On-site registration is not allowed.

Materials Needed to Present at Exam Site

  • Permit to Test. (This will be mailed upon approval of application)
  • Certification of completion of prelicensing education
  • Candidates must present two (2) forms of current signature identification. The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. Identification must be in English.

 Testing Sites, Fees, and Schedules

State Exam Passing Score

Applicants must pass the state licensing exam with a 70% or higher to file a license application.

Exam Retakes

Candidates may retake the examination within ninety (90) days of the date of issuance of the original examination permit. Retesting fee is $56. Candidates may take the examination(s) a maximum of three (3) times with-in the ninety (90) day permit period.  Candidates who fail the examination on the third attempt must wait four (4) weeks before retaking the examination, regardless of the status of their examination permit. This waiting period applies after every third unsuccessful attempt.  Candidates who do not pass the examination within ninety (90) days, or who do not pass the examination after three attempts, must send an application and application fees to Pearson VUE.

  • A failing score report is required for exam retakes.
  • Certification of completion of prelicensing education
  •  Candidates must present two (2) forms of current signature identification. The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. Identification must be in English

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Arkansas

License Application Process

 

1. Prepare for the Arkansas State Exam by completing  a pre-licensing course of study.

The hours required are:
Life 20 hrs. - Accident/Health/Sickness 20 hrs. - Property 20 hrs. - Casualty 20 hrs. - Personal Lines 20 hrs.

 
2. Applicants must apply for their license before actually taking the examination. Applicants should submit the appropriate Arkansas license application, along with any required supporting documentation and the application fee of $1101 ($1035 Licensing fee payable to Arkansas Insurance Department and $66 exam fee payable to Pearson VUE to the Pearson VUE Processing Center at the address:

Pearson VUE Processing Center
University Towers
1123 South University Avenue, Suite 915
Little Rock, AR 72204

Web site www.pearsonvue.com

3.  Register and Schedule your exam.

Online registration through Pearson Vue, Click here.

For phone reservations call (888) 204-6259

To register by fax, Click here for the Candidate Handbook and Fill in the Fax Reservation Form, found in the back of the handbook. Then fax to Pearson VUE at (888) 204-6291. Candidates should make a reservation by phone at least one (1) business day before the desired examination date, or by fax or on the web at least 4 business days in advance. Walk-in examinations are not available.

 

4. Take note of your confirmation number, date, time, and location of your exam. An examination fee must be paid by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check.

5. Take exam at correct location, on scheduled date and time. You should report to the test center thirty (30) minutes before the examination and check in with the test center administrator. You must bring identification from the list on page 11 of the Handbook or you will not be allowed in.

You must also bring:

  • Certification of completion of prelicensing education
  • The confirmation number provided when the reservation was made  and your Failing score report (if you are retaking an examination

 
New Resident Producer Requirements

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.

Nonresident Producer Requirements

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.

State-Required Product Training

Your state has special training requirements in order for licensed agents to sell the following products:

  • Long-Term Care: Before selling LTC policies in Arkansas, producers must complete an initial 8-hour state approved LTC training course.  After meeting the initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training in every 24-month period following the initial training.

Purchasing State-required Product Training with your exam prep course from the PreLicense.com catalog will allow you to take one of the special training requirement courses from WebCE. Additional fees for state filing, books or shipping may apply at the time you register to begin taking the product training course.

Click here for more information regarding state-specific product training.

Contact Information

Arkansas Insurance Department
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
Phone: (501) 371-2750

Web Site:www.insurance.arkansas.gov

Pearson VUE
Phone:  (888) 204-6259
Web Site:www.pearsonvue.com/ar/insurance

Pearson VUE/Arkansas Division of Insurance
1123 South University, Suite 915
Little Rock, AR 72204

The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.

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