How to get an Insurance License in Arizona

Licensing Information

Licensing Steps

Studying for Exam

Scheduling the Exam

Parts of the Exam

Renewal Information

How to Renew

Continue Education

Expired License

Nonresident License

Q: What type of insurance license is needed to offer Medicare plans in Arizona?

A Health and Sickness Insurance Producers License

Q: What are the Licensing Steps in Arizona?

Step 1 (optional): Complete an optional prelicensing course that helps prepare you to take and pass your licensing exam.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Prometric. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online with Prometric/AZ. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 853-5448. Your examination fee is dependent on the exam you are taking and ranges from $44 to $56. To change or cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Prometric at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you one valid form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) that must contain a photograph and a signature. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

At the end of your exam, your score will be shown on the screen and you will receive a printed score report. The report shows your overall score and grade, including the numerical percentage of questions answered correctly and whether you passed or failed.

Step 4: After passing your licensing exam, schedule your fingerprinting appointment with Prometric.

Candidates who pass all parts of an examination will receive a score report that indicates “pass” only; no numeric score is reported. For those candidates who fail one or more parts of the examination, a separate numeric score for each failed part will be reported.

Step 5: Apply for your license with NIPR. Detailed licensing information can be found through the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions.

License Fee: $120

Step 6: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements. Click here to view your state’s education rules and stay on top of your license.

Q: How do I study for my health insurance license exam in Arizona?

Arizona does not require prelicensing courses before taking your exam, however, you will need to study for your exam if you wish to pass it on the first try. You can find free resources online but the prelicensing courses are extremely successful in helping people pass on the first try- if you decide to try one, we recommend ExamFX.com, their pass rate is 90%.

Q: How do I schedule to take my health insurance exam in Arizona?

Insurance license examinations are administered by PrometricPrometric’s Internet web sites contain license candidate publications that describe Arizona insurance licensing requirements and that outline material covered on each of the examinations. The outlines show the percentage of the examination that will deal with particular topic areas.  Neither Prometric nor the Department of Insurance publish study materials. However, the Department has available a document available on this web page that lists some resources that you may want to use to help you to prepare for your exam.

Schedule to take your examination at any Prometric test center throughout the U.S. in which insurance examinations are offered:
live-prometric.pantheonsite.io/arizona/insurance

Q: Are there different parts to the health insurance exam?

  • General Insurance
  • Disability (Accident and Health) Insurance Basics
  • Individual Disability (Accident and Health) Insurance Policy General Provisions
  • Disability Income and Related Insurance
  • Medical Plans
  • Group Disability (Accident and Health) Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals
  • Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance
  • Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance
  • Insurance Regulation

Q: How do I apply for a nonresident health insurance license in Arizona?

Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you one valid form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) that must contain a photograph and a signature. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

At the end of your exam, your score will be shown on the screen and you will receive a printed score report. The report shows your overall score and grade, including the numerical percentage of questions answered correctly and whether you passed or failed.

After passing your licensing exam, schedule your fingerprinting appointment with Prometric.

Candidates who pass all parts of an examination will receive a score report that indicates “pass” only; no numeric score is reported. For those candidates who fail one or more parts of the examination, a separate numeric score for each failed part will be reported.

Apply for your license with NIPR. Detailed licensing information can be found through the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions. $120

Q: How do I renew my health insurance license in Arizona?

The following are requirements for an individual renewing an insurance producer (agent/broker) license. The requirements apply to both Arizona residents and residents of other states (“nonresidents”) except as otherwise noted:

All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.

Agents must complete the Continuing Education requirements before renewing their license.

Renewal Fee: $120

Late Renewal Fee: $220

Renewal Period Begins:  Ninety (90) days prior to expiration.

Renewal Period Ends: License Expiration Date

Late Renewal Period: Starts the day after license expiration date, up to one (1) year past license expiration date.

Q: What do I do if my health insurance license has expired in Arizona?

If your license has expired, you have up to one year to renew and pay the late renewal fee.  If it has been expired over one year, you will have to retake your examination and reapply for your initial license. Late Renewal fee- $220

Q: What do I do for Continuing Education to keep my health insurance license in Arizona?

Before you submit your renewal application, you must complete 48 hours of Arizona-approved insurance continuing education of which at least 6 hours must be in ethics training.

DO NOT WAIT TO COMPLETE INSURANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Expect delays between your course completion and the completion being posted on a transcript or being provided on a Certificate of Compliance. If the Department does not receive your complete license renewal application, including evidence that you completed all required insurance continuing education, prior to the date your license expires, you must stop conducting insurance business (because you will not have a license in effect), you will have to pay a $100 late renewal fee in addition to your renewal fee, and you will have to wait until the Department renews your license before being able to resume business.

You can find more information and available CE courses on: https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/azceprod