Getting Licensed in Oklahoma
What are the Licensing Steps in Oklahoma?
Step 1: Complete an optional pre-licensing 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 at Prometric. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (888) 597-8223. Please have your exam information and credit card information for payment available. Your exam may be taken at a physical Prometric examination center or via a remote online proctored exam.
To change of cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Prometric at least 24 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee. The Exam Fee is $41.00.
Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you a valid form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) which must contain a photograph. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.
NOTE: Candidates taking a remotely proctored exam must select to end both the exam portion and survey portion of the test in order to receive your on-screen results and emailed score report. Security measures are taken for all testing methods. Restrictions on what you may bring with you to the testing center, into the testing room, and what you may wear will be enforced. For more detailed information about the security measures that will be taken during your testing appointment, please read and review the candidate bulletin offered at Prometric
Step 4: Allow 3 business days for the Exam Provider to provide the exam results to this department and the National Database electronically, prior to applying. Apply for your license via NIPR at www.nipr.com or send the license application form and other required materials to the Oklahoma Department of Insurance. Forms and more information can be found at the Department’s Licensing webpage
Resident License Fee is $60.00
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.
How do I study for my health insurance license exam in Oklahoma?
The exam for each type of license consists of questions that test knowledge of topical areas listed in the content outline for that exam. An overview of each exam content outline appears at the end of this handbook. You can view a complete outline specific to your exam online at www.prometric.com/oklahoma/insuranceThe producer and adjuster licensing exams are based on the latest version of the Kaplan Study Guides. You may order the study guides from the OID and self-study. Some applicants prefer to complete an exam preparation course which will include study material that may or may not be the Kaplan material available at the OID. Access the OID webpage, then click on “License Exam”. We recommend using ExamFX for pre-licensing study.
How do I schedule to take my health insurance exam in Oklahoma?
The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at Prometric. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 869-6603. Your exam may be taken at a physical Prometric examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation.
Are there different parts to the health insurance exam?
There are 2 parts of the test in Oklahoma:
- General Knowledge, which includes Product Knowledge, Terms and Concepts
- Oklahoma Specific, which includes State Statutes, Rules and Regulations
How do I apply for a nonresident health insurance license in Oklahoma?
Applying for your Oklahoma license
Oklahoma requires insurance professionals to hold an active license prior to working in the industry. Passing the exam(s) is the first step to becoming licensed. You may not work until you have submitted an online application and the license has been issued. If an exam was required, allow 3 business days for the Exam Provider to provide the exam results to this department and the National Database electronically, prior to applying.
Start the application process by clicking on the appropriate license-type link above. You will be transferred to the NIPR system. READ THE DISCLAIMER and click Accept at the bottom of the User Agreement page to start. You may now begin entering the application information. *Print and retain a copy of the application for your records and to serve as a receipt.
Non-Resident License Fee is $100
OID will review your application. Submitting an application does not mean that a license was approved or issued. You will be notified (by the contact email address entered on the application) when the application is approved or if the OID needs additional information. You may check the status of a license online at our web page using the Licensee Lookup tool.
Special Instructions for Non-Resident Adjusters
A Non-Resident Adjuster without a resident state license may apply online and designate a home state (the state in which they passed the adjuster exam and have an active license).
Follow the instructions above; however, enter the applicants Last Name and SSN only on the applicant sign in page. The applicant will be prompted to select the state in which they want to apply (Oklahoma) and then to designate a home state.
Printing your new license
After the license has been issued, you may view and print your license online at our web page using the Licensee Lookup tool.
You may contact the licensing and education division directly by calling (405)521-3916 or 1-800-522-0071
How do I renew my health insurance license in Oklahoma?
An existing ACTIVE resident (R) or non-resident (NR) license may be renewed approximately 90 days prior to the expiration. Renewals are required to be processed online. Oklahoma resident licensees will need to be CE compliant prior to renewing their license. You may renew your license online at www.nipr.com
License Renewal Fee is $60 for Residents and $100 for Non-Residents.
What do I do if my health insurance license has expired in Oklahoma?
A license which has been EXPIRED less than (1) year may be reactivated by submitting a new INITIAL application online. A double license fee will be assessed in order to reactivate a license with a lapse. The license number and original expiration date will remain the same. An exam is not required.
Oklahoma resident licensees will need to be CE compliant at least 48 hours prior to submitting an application to reactivate their license.
Reinstatement Fee for Residents is $120 and $200 for Non-Residents.
What do I do for Continuing Education to keep my health insurance license in Oklahoma?
All resident agent producers, Title producers, CSRs and adjusters are required to complete continuing education biennially prior to license renewal.
- Renewal Guidelines
CE providers are required to report course completions (electronically) within 10 business days of course completion. The transcript must show CE COMPLIANT, at least 3 business days before the licensee will be allowed to process their renewal application online. Best Practice: CE should be completed at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date to allow ample time for the CE provider to report the credit. This will also allow time for the licensee to process their renewal prior to expiration.
- Repeat Courses
Licensees cannot repeat a course within a 24 month period. A Licensee will need to review their CE Transcript online to ensure that a course is not repeated (refer to the course number for verification.)
- Approved Courses
Only Oklahoma approved CE courses will count toward your CE requirements. A list of approved courses may be found under Course Lookup.
- Credits Carried Over
Six (6) credit hours in excess of the minimum twenty-four month period requirement shall carry forward to the next twenty-four month period as general hours.
Excluding Title producers, Resident Producers are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education. The 24 hours should consist of 3 hours of ethics, 2 hours of legislative update and 19 hours of producer general. A licensee holding a property line of authority is required to complete a 1 hour earthquake course, which will be counted as part of the 19 hour general requirement.
Basic CE is considered to be reciprocal with the producer’s resident state if that state has a CE requirement and the producer has met all of the requirements of that state.