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Iowa PreLicense Prep

Iowa Insurance PreLicensing Requirements

Iowa Insurance PreLicensing Education Requirements

General Insurance Licensing Requirement

To qualify for a resident Iowa insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of the state of Iowa
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have not committed any act that is grounds for denial under sub-rule 10.20
  • Submit a completed Uniform Application
  • Pay the appropriate insurance producer license fees

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the Iowa Insurance Candidate Handbook, which contains the exam content outline and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Insurance PreLicense Course Requirements

Course Delivery

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

Course Exam Requirements

Passing Score: PreLicense.com suggests students pass PreLicense.com's mastery exam with a score of 70% or higher. 

Exam Proctor Requirements: The Mastery exam does not require a proctor.

Reporting and Insurance PreLicense Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion

The Iowa Insurance Division does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The Iowa Insurance Division does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

State Licensing Exam Requirements

Methods of Registration

Schedule your state exam by visiting www.pearsonvue.com/ia/insurance or by calling (877) 540-5825.

Materials Needed to Register

Candidate must present two (2) forms of current signature identification. The name on the identification must exactly match the name on the registration. The primary identification must be government issued, photo-bearing with a signature and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. Identification must be in English.

Exam Retakes

Candidates who fail the examination will receive a score report that includes a numeric score and diagnostic information relating to both the general portion and state portion of the examination, as well as information about reexamination. Reservations for reexamination are not made at the test center, and candidates must wait twenty-four (24) hours before making one.

State Exam Passing Score

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

Testing Centers and Exam Fees

Additional Training Requirements

State-Required Product Training

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

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.

Long-Term Care: A one-time training course of at least 8 CE credits in subjects related to long-term care insurance must be completed prior to selling any long-term care insurance.

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. 

Resident Producer Application Process

Step 1: Make an Examination Reservation and Pay the Fee

Online reservations are the most efficient way for candidates to schedule their examination. Candidates must go to www.pearsonvue.com/ia/insurance to make an online reservation for an examination. 

Step 2: Apply for a License 

After passing the examination, allow 2-3 business days for your notification to be uploaded to the NIPR (National Producer Insurance Registry) website. Then submit application and license fee online following links on http://www.nipr.com/licensing/index.html. Please note that the application process must be completed within 90 days of passing the examination.

Transfer Producer Application Process

Transfer Producer Requirements

If you are moving to Iowa and wish to qualify for an Iowa license without taking an examination, you must:

·         Have held the same or a similar insurance license in your previous state within the 90-day period preceding the Iowa application.

·         Submit a Uniform Application to the Iowa Division of Insurance with a letter of clearance that shows you have had a license within the 90-day period.

License Application Process

Apply Online: Click here to apply for a resident insurance license online http://www.nipr.com/

Materials Needed to Apply

  • Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to forward the materials listed below to the Iowa Division of Insurance.

    Completed Iowa Insurance License Application
  • Appropriate application fees.

Non-Resident Producer Application Process

Non-Resident License Requirements

An individual licensed in good standing in his or her state of residence may obtain equivalent license authority in Iowa by applying online through the NIPR Gateway.

License Application Process

  • Apply Online: Click here to apply for a resident insurance license online

Materials Needed to Apply

Applicants who wish to obtain a nonresident insurance license in Iowa will need to forward the materials listed below to the Iowa Division of Insurance.

Contact Info

State of Iowa Insurance Division

Producer Licensing/CE Bureau
330 Maple Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0065
Phone: (515) 281-7757
Fax: (515) 281-3059


Pearson Vue

Iowa Insurance
PO Box 8588
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8588
(877) 540-5825


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.