How to Get a Alabama State Insurance License

This should be some helpful information to walk you through the state-specific items for Alabama.

Alabama Department of Insurance Testing Provider (University of Alabama)
(334) 224-4126 (205) 348-3000
http://www.aldoi.gov http://training.ua.edu/insurance-testing/
1. Schedule and Pass the Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by the University of Alabama. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card or debit card. All reservations need to be made at least seven days (five business days) before the desired exam date. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

What to Bring

Bring a current form of identification (a valid Driver’s License, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, or employee ID card).

You will be required to present a notarized copy of your pre-licensing education Certificate of Completion at the exam.

Exam Procedures
  • Report to the test center 15-20 minutes before the exam to complete paperwork
  • Examinees are not permitted to bring purses, study materials, books, calculators, or cell phones into the testing area
  • Calculators will be provided for use
  • Examinees may not leave the room during an exam without permission from the exam proctor.
  • If you do not receive your confirmation letter by e-mail, call 205-348-0633 or email your name and confirmation number to insurance@ua.edu
Exam Format
  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • Your examination will be graded immediately upon submission
  • If you pass, you will be provided an original passing certificate certifying that you passed the examination with instruction on how to complete the application process and receive your license
  • Your  passing grades will be reported within 3-5 days electronically to the State of Alabama Department of Insurance
  • The passing certificate is valid for a period of one year from the exam date indicated, during which time you should file your online license application with the State of Alabama Department of Insurance.
  • The passing certificate will not be awarded until the monitor views passing results
  • If time allows, you will be given the opportunity to review the questions that you missed
Alabama Exam Information
Exam Name Exam Time # Correct to Pass Total Questions
Life Producer 2 hours 30 mins 87 125
Life & Health Producer 3 hours 105 150
2. Get Fingerprinted

Effective April 1, 2015, all individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed as Producers, Adjusters, or Title Agents must have completed a Fingerprint background check. You should seek to get fingerprinted after passing the state exam and one day before applying for the license. For more information on fingerprinting requirements, visit www.cogentid.com.

3. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.  After 5 days, check http://aldoi.gov, and go to the License Search under Producers/Agents to confirm issuance of your license. Once license is issued, you may print your license from the home page.