This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the Kansas insurance license requirements established by the Kansas Insurance Department. We recommend you contact the Kansas Insurance Department for more detailed information or changes.
Step 1: Complete a Kansas insurance pre-licensing course
To sell insurance in Kansas, you must complete an approved pre-licensing education course. All insurance pre-licensing courses provided by Insurance License Express are approved by the Kansas Insurance Department.
Once you have completed your Kansas insurance pre-licensing 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 Kansas insurance license exam.
Step 2: Apply for a Kansas insurance license
To apply for your Kansas insurance license, complete an application at http://www.ksinsurance.org/agentagency/agent-licensing.php. You may submit your application before or after taking your Kansas insurance license exam.
Step 3: Pass a Kansas insurance licensing exam
Make your exam reservation
Your licensing exam is provided by Pearson VUE. When you make your reservation for the exam, you will be required to pay the exam fee using a credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check. You can make an exam reservation online or by phone or fax:
- Online: Visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ks/insurance. Make your reservation at least 24 hours before your desired exam date, or 5 days prior to your desired date if you plan to pay by electronic check.
- Phone: Call (888) 204-6255. Be prepared to provide the name of the exam and your preferred test date and test center location when you make your reservation.
- Fax: Use the reservation form found in the Pearson VUE Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook.
What to bring to your exam
You are required to bring two forms of current signature identification, including:
- A primary ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID that contains a photograph and signature. The ID cannot be expired.
- A secondary ID, such as a debit or credit card that contains your signature and has not expired.
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 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 for the score report. However, please remember that you are not allowed to study in the test center. You will be given the opportunity to take an exam tutorial that will not reduce your exam time.
Kansas 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 Kansas.
- The passing score required on the exam is 70. As soon as you complete the exam, you will receive a score report that indicates whether you passed or failed. Should you fail, you will receive a report that shows your numeric score and provides you with diagnostic and re-testing information.
Note: Each exam includes a mix of “pretest” questions and scored questions. The pretest questions are not identified throughout the exam, and the answers may not have been discussed in your education course. Answers to pretest questions will not affect your score.
For more information regarding Kansas insurance license requirements, contact the Kansas Insurance Department.
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