How To Get An Insurance License in Kansas

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 Kansas?

Accident & Health Insurance Producer license 

Q: What are the Licensing Steps in Kansas?

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

Step 2: Get fingerprinted and request a criminal background check. To complete this, you must first fill out a Fingerprint Card Request Form. Your fingerprint card will be mailed to you. Download and complete the Waiver Agreement and Statement Form.

Once you have received your fingerprint card, you should contact your local law enforcement agency to schedule an appointment to have your prints taken. Remember to take your filled out fingerprint card, at least one form of picture identification, your Waiver Agreement and Statement Form, and a stamped envelope addressed to: Kansas Insurance Department, ATTN: Producer Licensing, 420 SW 9th St., Topeka, KS. A fee may be charged by the local agency.

You will need to sign your fingerprint card in front of the officer taking your prints. The officer will need to sign and complete the section on page two of the waiver form. Provide your stamped envelope to the law enforcement officer to mail your card and waiver form.

Use a mailing service that allows for delivery confirmation. Do not bend or fold your fingerprint card.

NOTE: Digital prints are accepted as long as they are in the FD258 format.

This is an extensive process. Please review the licensing guidelines on the Department’s website.

Fingerprinting Fee $60

Step 3: Submit the NAIC Uniform Application for Individual Insurance Producer License. You can do so through the Department’s Producer Desktop or by mail.

Resident License Fee $30

Step 4: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at www.pearsonvue.com. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (888) 204-6255. Your exam may be taken at a physical Pearson Vue examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation.

To change of cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register for ExamFX pre-licensing courses, schedule your license exam, and/or apply for your license it is important to use the same name that appears on the identification forms you plan to present at the time of your testing appointment.

Exam Fee $57

Step 5: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you two valid forms of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) one of which must contain a photograph. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

When you complete your exam a score report will be provided marked “pass” or “fail.” If you pass you will receive more information on how to apply for your license at that time.

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 Kansas?

Kansas does not have a pre-licensing education requirement. Neither the Kansas Insurance Department nor Pearson Vue specifically endorses any particular study material or school.

We recommend using ExamFX for pre-licensing study.

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

Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at www.pearsonvue.com. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (888) 204-6255. Your exam may be taken at a physical Pearson Vue examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation.

To change of cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register for ExamFX pre-licensing courses, schedule your license exam, and/or apply for your license it is important to use the same name that appears on the identification forms you plan to present at the time of your testing appointment.

Exam Fee $57

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

There are 2 parts of the test in Kansas:

  1. General Knowledge, which includes Product Knowledge, Terms and Concepts
  2. Kansas Specific, which includes State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

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

You can apply for a nonresident insurance license at Kansas / Non-Resident Licensing / Individual | NIPR

Nonresident License fee is $80

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

Each resident producer may renew the license biennially. The biennial due date is the producer’s birth date in each odd year for producers born in an odd-numbered year or each even year for producers born in an even-numbered year. For newly licensed producers, such date shall not be earlier than two years from the date of the producer’s initial licensure.
Resident producers must submit proof of continuing education by the biennial due date.

$50 renewal fee for Residents and Nonresidents

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

If your license has expired, you will pay a $100 reinstatement fee. You will need proof of completing the CE course and pay the fees before your license can be reinstated.  

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

Once a producer receives a license, that producer must satisfy biennial continuing education requirements of 12 hours with at least one hour of instruction in insurance ethics.

CE hours are not allowed to carry over to the next biennial period.

Kansas Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook

Kansas Insurance Department Website