How to Get an Arkansas State Insurance License

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

Arkansas Insurance Department Testing Provider (PSI)
(501) 371-2750 Website Arkansas / Resident Licensing / Individual | NIPR
1. Apply for a License

Before taking an examination, apply for your license by contacting PSI by clicking here.  Make sure that you have completed the required license fee ($15) and the state required finger printing before you schedule your exam. See next section for details. 

2. Schedule and Pass the Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

You can make a reservation online or by phone. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check.  Please use this link for details on EXAM SCHEDULING AND FEES.

  • Online:  You must make an online reservation at least twenty-four (24) hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone:  Before calling, you must have the following:
    • Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth
    • Name of the exam
    • Preferred  exam date and test center location
What to Bring
Two forms of current signature identification:

  • A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

You will be required to supply a copy of your Certificate of Completion in order to be admitted to the exam.

Exam Procedures
  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
  • Studying is not allowed in the test center.
  • The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.
Exam Format
  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Arkansas
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, they will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
  • If you fail, you will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic and re-testing information.
Arkansas Exam Information
Exam Code Exam Name Exam Time Scoreable Questions Pretest Questions Total Questions
01 Life 2 hr 30 min 80 20 100