North Dakota PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

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

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Maintain principal place of residency or business in North Dakota
  • Be trustworthy, competent, financially responsible, and of good personal and business reputation
  • Pass the license examination
  • File a license application and remit filing fees
  • At the date of application, have had no insurance license revoked or suspended that was issued to you in any state or Canadian province

PLE Requirements

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the North Dakota Licensing Information Bulletin, which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Course Delivery

Applicants must read each lesson before they can proceed to the next lesson.

Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score: suggests students pass's mastery exam with a score of 75% or higher.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements: The mastery exam does not require a proctor.

Certificate of Completion

The North Dakota Insurance Department does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The North Dakota Insurance Department does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

State Licensing Exam

Methods of Registration

Materials Needed at Exam Site

  • 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.
  • Candidates who have changed their names must provide written documentation of the change. Examples include a copy of a marriage license, divorce decree, or other official document.

Test Centers and Exam Fees

State Exam Passing Score

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

License Application Process

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to apply for the license online by following the instructions below.

Materials Needed to Apply

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to forward the materials listed below to the North Dakota Insurance Department

  • Completed Uniform Application for Individual Insurance Producer License
  • Check or money order in the amount of $100.00.

Fingerprinting Process

Effective 9/1/13:  ALL resident applicants must provide a set of fingerprints to the North Dakota Insurance Department for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history records check. PSI’s North Dakota test centers provide LiveScan fingerprinting services. Rather than rolling your fingers in ink and pressing them onto a fingerprint card, PSI collects your fingerprints digitally using an optical scanner. You may be fingerprinted at one of PSI test centers, during regular testing hours, on the day of your examination. Upon completion of the fingerprinting, PSI will mail the signed consent form, fingerprint card, and BCI payment directly to the North Dakota Insurance Department.

New Resident Producer Requirements

If you are moving to North Dakota and wish to qualify for a North Dakota license without taking an examination, you must have held the same or a similar insurance license in your previous state in the last 90 days.

An applicant for a North Dakota resident license cannot hold an active resident license in another state. If you hold an active non-resident license in North Dakota, a paper application should be submitted and no fee is required.

Application Process

Ways to Apply

Materials Needed to Apply

A nonresident licensee who wishes to become a resident licensee will need to forward the following materials to the North Dakota Insurance Department.

  • Completed Uniform Application for Individual Insurance Producer License
  • Check or money order in the amount of $100.00, if applicable.

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Non-residents may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement if the following requirements are met:

  • Hold a like resident license that is active and in good standing in your home state
  • Comply with continuing education requirements in your home state
  • File a license application with the Department that designates the
  • Commissioner as your true and lawful attorney for purposes of service of process

Application Process

Ways to Apply

Materials Needed to Apply

  • Completed Uniform Application for Individual Insurance Producer License
  • Check or money order in the amount of $100.00.

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in North Dakota.

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, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products in North Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

Annuity Training: All producers  currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products.

Purchasing state-required Product Training with your exam prep course from the 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

North Dakota Insurance Department
State Capitol, fifth floor
Dept. 401
600 E. Boulevard Ave
Phone: 800.247.0560
Fax: 701.328.4880
Web site:

Phone: 800-733-9267
Web site:

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. Enhanced Course Features

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