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How to Get an Arizona Insurance License
Your Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Pre-Licensing Education
If you plan to become a licensed insurance agent in Arizona, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the state exam, you should enroll in a pre-licensing education course like the TESTivity Arizona Insurance Licensing Virtual Learning Experience. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the insurance field. Through this interactive online class and study materials, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of insurance principles, regulations, and ethics, so rest assured, you will be prepared to pass the state licensing exam on your first attempt. At TESTivity, we offer tailored pre-licensing education programs designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for success. Our dedicated instructors are committed to helping you build a solid foundation for the Arizona insurance licensing exam.
Step 2: Pass the Arizona Insurance Licensing Exam
The Arizona insurance licensing exam is a critical milestone. Prepare with confidence using our comprehensive study materials, simulated exams, and expert guidance. Our resources are designed to ensure you're well-prepared to tackle the exam's complexities and secure your success. When it's time to take the Arizona insurance licensing exam, you'll need to visit an authorized testing center. These centers are strategically located for your convenience. They provide a controlled environment where you can focus on demonstrating your knowledge and skills. This comprehensive exam evaluates your knowledge of insurance concepts and state-specific regulations. Prometric provides licensure exams for the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions.
Step 3: Background Check and Fingerprints
Arizona Department of Public Safety Public Service Portal
Here is a link to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Public Service Portal. Use this portal begin to complete the background check of the complete fingerprint clearance card process. While we try to be through on this site, we don't want to blow your mind with information overload. Below is the abbreviated version of the Arizona insurance application fingerprinting process, but you can click here for a 9 page step by step walkthrough of the process.
- Upon accessing the portal click on icon "Background Check"
- Log in with an existing account or click "It's easy to create one " to establish a new account for an "Individual"
- Enter in the fingerprint code INS-055.A
- Please be aware a fee of $22.44 to be paid via Credit Card must be completed before the application can be processed
- After payment has been made you will receive a "Reference Number" that will begin with the letter A followed by numeric digits. Retain this number as it will be needed two additional times in your licensing application process.
- After you receive the Reference Number, you will then navigate to Fieldprint and click on the ‘Schedule Appointment’ button.
- Once you have created an account and logged in, scroll down to the “Don’t have a ‘Fingerprint Code’ section, Applicant Processing and select ‘Continue with this Reason’
- Enter in the Reference Number you obtained from DPS in the Reference Number Field, enter in your last name and date of birth and select continue.
- After validating your personal info/demographic info, create your appointment, pay the Fieldprint fee ($8.25) and receive confirmation of your appointment.
Step 4: Submit Your Application
After completing your pre-licensing education and passing the Arizona insurance licensing exam with flying colors, it's time to submit your licensing application to the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions. Ensure all required documents are included and accurate, as any discrepancies could delay the process. You can either apply online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) or you can submit a paper application (NAIC uniform license application for an Individual). NIPR online applications are generally processed more quickly than applications submitted on paper. The easiest and most common way to apply for your Arizona Insurance License is online through NIPR.
The non-refundable fees that must accompany your application include:
- $120 Licensing Fee
- $22 FBI Fingerprint Processing Fee (The FBI fee is different from the fee you may be charged to have fingerprints applied to a fingerprint card.)
You can pay with a credit card if you submit your application online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). You can pay by check or money order, made payable to "Insurance Licensing Section" if you mail your payment with your license application and other required materials to the Department of Insurance Licensing Section.
Step 5: Await Approval
The Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions will review your application and you will receive one of the following:
- A notice telling you that your application was approved. Use License Search to view your license on our web site to ensure that your license information appears correctly. Use the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) to correct or update information.
- A notice telling you that your renewal application was denied. The notice will tell you the reason for the denial and will provide you with instructions concerning your right to appeal the decision.
- A notice telling you that your renewal application was deficient. This notice will be emailed to you. You must provide the Department with any additional materials identified in the deficiency notice or accompanying instructions. You must cure all identified deficiencies or they will deny your license and you will forfeit the fees you paid.
Assuming everything goes as planned, your license will be available from the License Search option on their website as soon as the Arizona Department of Insurance verifies you meet all license requirements. You will NOT receive a printed license certificate. License applications can take up to one month to process. Of course, you can not conduct insurance business until your license is processed.
Step 6: Start Your Career as a Licensed Insurance Agent
Congratulations! Once your application is approved, you can officially begin your career as a licensed insurance agent in Arizona. This opens the doors to a world of opportunities where you can assist clients with their insurance needs, help them make informed decisions, and provide valuable protection for their assets.
The process of obtaining your Arizona insurance license involves understanding the requirements, completing pre-licensing education, preparing for and passing the licensing exam, submitting your application, undergoing a background check, and ultimately embarking on a fulfilling career as a licensed insurance agent. To maximize your chances of success, consider enrolling in a reputable insurance licensing school that offers comprehensive courses and exam preparation resources.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Arizona Insurance Licensing Exam
Do I need a certificate of completion from my pre-licensing course?
Where do I take the Arizona insurance license exam?
How much does the Arizona insurance licensing exam cost?
How long is the Alaska insurance licensing exam?
- Arizona Examination for Life Insurance Producer Series 13-31 -- 2 hours -- 100 questions
- Arizona Examination for Accident and Health or Sickness Insurance Producer Series 13-32 -- 2 hours -- 100 questions
- Arizona Examination for Life, Accident and Health or Sickness Insurance Producer Series 13-33 -- 2.5 hours -- 150 questions
- Arizona Examination for Property and Casualty Insurance Producer Series 13-34 -- 2.5 hours -- 150 questions
- Arizona Examination for Personal Lines Insurance Producer Series 13-44 -- 2 hours -- 100 questions
What is a passing score?
What is the deal with “Pretest” questions?
How long are my test results valid?
In Arizona, you must apply for the license within 1 year (365 days) of passing the pre-licensing exam. If your passing test result is over 1 year old, you will be required to take and pass the exam again.
What if I fail my exam, how early can I retake it?
What if I fail my exam, how many times can I retake it?
Can I convert a different state's license to an Arizona Resident License?
If you are relocating to Arizona from a state where you have a resident license in good standing,
- and you want to hold the same license in Arizona,
- and Arizona offers that same resident license authority,
- and your license application is received within 90 days after you cancel your license in your former home state,
- and you submit a clearance letter from that former home state.
Then Yes, you can convert your existing license without taking the pre-licensing examination.
Where can I get the forms referenced on this page?
Most things are done online through Prometric and/or NIPR, but some things are either handy or required to have in hard copy. Below are some important forms (downloadable and printable) related to the insurance licensing process in Arizona.
Arizona Insurance Licensing Forms
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This page was last updated on August 28, 2023
This information is based on Arizona state insurance regulations and is subject to change. TESTivity’s dedicated administrative staff works diligently and makes every effort to ensure this information is current and accurate. However, TESTivity Insurance License Test Prep does not engage in rendering legal or professional advice and will not be held responsible for any inconvenience that you may experience from an inaccuracy contained herein. If you find anything on this page to be out of date or incorrect, please drop us a line.