This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the New Hampshire insurance license requirements established by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. We recommend you contact the New Hampshire Insurance Department for more detailed information or changes.
Step 1: Complete a New Hampshire insurance pre-licensing course
To sell insurance in New Hampshire, you must complete an approved pre-licensing education course. All insurance pre-licensing courses provided by Insurance License Express are approved by the New Hampshire Insurance Department.
Once you have completed your New Hampshire insurance pre-licensing course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course is valid for two years from your date of completion. Within one year of completing the course, you must pass your New Hampshire insurance license exam.
Note: A disinterested third party (someone who is not a friend, family member, or financial connection to you) must monitor you taking the Certification Exam.
Step 2: Pass a New Hampshire insurance licensing exam
Make an exam reservation
Your state licensing exam is provided by Prometric. When you make your reservation, 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 www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/insurance/Pages/newhampshire.aspx.
- Phone: Call (800) 869-6603.
- Fax: Send to (800) 347-9242. Once you have submitted your registration and payment and the registration has been processed, call (800) 869-6603 to schedule your exam.
- Mail: Submit your registration form and payment to:
- Prometric, ATTN: NH Insurance Program, 7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236
- Then call (800) 869-6603 to schedule your exam.
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.
To be admitted into the exam, you must also provide your pre-licensing Certificate of Completion.
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.
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.
- 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 report 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.
Note: Each exam includes a mix of “experimental” questions and scored questions. The experimental questions are not identified throughout the exam, and the answers may not have been discussed in your education course. Answers to experimental questions will not affect your score.
Step 3: Apply for a New Hampshire insurance license
Once you’ve passed the exam, apply for your New Hampshire insurance license by completing an application at www.nipr.com.
For more information regarding New Hampshire insurance license requirements, contact the New Hampshire 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