Arkansas Insurance License Renewal
In Arkansas, insurance licenses expire every two years although, depending on when you apply and your date of birth, the initial term may be only one year. Otherwise, the expiration date is on your date of birth, biennially. The renewal period begins fifty (50) days prior to the expiration date. Please be aware that the expiration date is not the last day of your birth month but your actual date of birth.
There is no requirement to take another exam from the state, though depending on the format of your continuing education, it is possible that you may take a short knowledge test at the end of the course to be sure that you understand important insurance concepts, laws, and regulations.
If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.
Step 1. Arkansas Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of Arkansas requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Of those hours, three (3) of those hours must be in the subject of ethics.
Tip:It is recommended to complete all continuing education credits thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license. This will give the CE provider time to report the successful completion to the department of insurance. Your CE courses can be taken at any time within your license term.
If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you do not need to complete double the hours.
You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require a reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.
Upon completion of these courses, the company who you took the course should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You should, however, print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.
Step 2. Renew Your Insurance License In Arkansas
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your Arkansas insurance license online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry Arkansas Resident Renewal tool or the Arkansas State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal Tool.
There is a fee of $120 per application to renew your license.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
Arkansas Insurance License Lookup
You can view your continuing education transcript using the National Association of Insurance Commissioners License Manager tool on the State-Based System
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the Arkansas State Information Center. Your license number is also known as your National Producer Number, or NPN, which you can also lookup through the National Insurance Producer Registry’s NPN Lookup.
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Arkansas Department of Insurance Contact Information
Arkansas Insurance Department
1200 West 3rd Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1904
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