This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the Arizona insurance license requirements established by the Arizona Department of Insurance. We recommend you contact the Arizona Department of Insurance for more detailed information or changes.
Step 1: Complete an Arizona insurance pre-licensing course
In order to sell insurance in Arizona, you must complete an approved pre-licensing education course. All insurance pre-licensing courses provided by Insurance License Express are approved by the Arizona Department of Insurance.
Once you have completed your Arizona pre-licensing insurance course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course is valid for one year from your date of completion. Within one year of completing the course, you must pass your Arizona insurance license exam.
Step 2: Have your fingerprints documented
If this is your first time taking the Arizona insurance exam, you must have your fingerprints taken either before your exam date or at the testing location on the day of the exam. Your fingerprints will be used to check your criminal history with the FBI and must be submitted via a Live Scan fingerprinting vendor. Your exam is being provided by Prometric, which offers Live Scan fingerprinting at their testing centers. You will need to pay a fee to cover the fingerprinting service. However, that fee will not cover the FBI processing fee; you will need to add that to your license fee payment.
Note: If you have an existing license, are adding a new line of authority, or have submitted fingerprints to the Arizona Department of Insurance within the past year, you do not need to have your fingerprints taken.
Step 3: Pass an Arizona insurance licensing exam
Make an exam reservation
Your state licensing exam is provided by Prometric. When you make your reservation for the exam, you will be required to pay the exam fee using a MasterCard, Visa, money order, company check, or cashier’s check. Personal checks will not be accepted. You can make an exam reservation online or by phone, fax, or mail:
- Online: Visit https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/insurance/Pages/arizona.aspx.
- Phone: Call (800) 853-5448.
- Fax: Send to (800) 347-9242. Once you have submitted your registration and payment and the registration has been processed, call (800) 853-5448 to schedule your exam.
- Mail: Submit your registration form and payment to:
- Prometric, ATTN: SD Insurance Program, 7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236
- Then call (800) 853-5448 to schedule your exam.
What to bring to your exam
You must bring a current, signed form of identification that is government-issued (driver’s license, military ID, or state-issued ID) and contains your current photo. Your name must exactly match the name you use to register for the exam.
You should arrive at your test center 30 minutes prior to the exam so that you have plenty of time to verify your identification and have your photograph taken.
Arizona insurance license exam format
- Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
- The exam consists of a general section that covers basic insurance product knowledge and a state section that covers the insurance laws, regulations, rules, and practices of Arizona.
- The passing score required on the exam is 70. As soon as you complete the exam, your score will appear on the screen and you will receive a printed score that indicates whether you passed or failed, your overall percentage score, and the percentage you got correct on each of the sections. Within two business days, Prometric will send your exam results to the Division of Insurance.
Step 4: Apply for an Arizona insurance license
Once you’ve passed the exam, apply for your Arizona insurance license by completing an application at www.nipr.com.
For more information regarding Arizona insurance license requirements, contact the Arizona Department of Insurance.
Securities License Requirements
Any securities professional associated with a member firm-including partners, officers, directors, branch managers, department supervisors, and salespersons-must register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The registration application requires information about the individual's prior employment and disciplinary history. FINRA prescribes two levels of qualification and registration:
Registered representatives, generally sales personnel
Principals, generally officers of the firm and other management personnel involved in the day-to-day operation of the firm's investment banking or securities business