How To Become An Insurance Agent In Nebraska
Getting your insurance license is the first step to becoming an insurance agent in Nebraska. Life insurance, car insurance, home insurance, or business insurance all require a license to sell in any state.
Follow our step-by-step guide to get your insurance license in Nebraska.
How To Get Your Insurance License In Nebraska
Step 1. Which Types of Insurance Licenses Do You Need?
Depending on what type of insurance agent you want to be or what types of policies you need to sell, you will need to choose what type or types of insurance licenses you need to get.
These are examples of the types of insurance policies you can sell with each type of license:
- Property & Casualty Insurance License – Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Business Insurance, etc…
- Life & Health Insurance License – Life Insurance, Annuities, Health Insurance, etc…
Most insurance agents choose to get both of these licenses, but if you will only sell one type of policy then you just need to choose which license fits your needs.
Step 2. Insurance Pre-Exam Education
After you’ve determined which licenses you need, it’s time to begin studying for the Nebraska insurance exams.
Nebraska does not require you to take a certain amount of pre-license credits before testing. This means that studying for your exam is 100% up to you.
Most folks choose to take an insurance pre-license course online. These courses are created specifically to give you the skills you need to pass the test. Others purchase books or other self-study tools to prepare themselves.
It’s wise to take a week or so to dedicate to your study of this exam. If you don’t feel as though you’re a strong test taker, take a little longer, but don’t let it drag out for long. We want you to pass your test the first time you take it, and we know that you can do it.
Step 3. Nebraska Insurance License Exams
The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each line that you wish to carry. In Nebraska, Property and Casualty are in a combined test. Life & Annuities, Accident & Health or Sickness are also combined as one exam.
This is a proctored test, which means that you will be in a controlled environment with a person watching you. For people who haven’t tested in a situation like this should be aware of this fact, and work on taming their nerves prior to sitting for the exam.
The fee for each attempt of the exams is $49. When you show up you must have a photo ID and the original pre-license education certificate.
The Life & Annuities, Accident & Health or Sickness exam is one hundred fifty (150) questions long. You have two hours and thirty minutes (2:30) to complete the exam. Be sure to study the Nebraska Life & Annuities, Accident & Health or Sickness Insurance Exam Outline.
The Property and Casualty exam is also one hundred fifty (150) questions long. You have two hours and thirty minutes (2:30) to complete the exam. Be sure to study the Nebraska Property and Casualty Insurance Exam Outline.
The minimum score to pass these exams is 70% correct answers.
Check out our Insurance Exam Guide. It’s extremely in-depth, and will hopefully help you pass the first time.
Insurance license tests are intentionally difficult, but not impossible by any means. You should study to the point of comfortability with the information before you attempt the test. Failing the exam isn’t the end of the world, but keep in mind that you will need to pay the fee each time you attempt the test.
StateRequirement recommends that you study for one exam at a time, then after passing, starting on your next line. The exams are difficult enough on their own without confusing information from one line to another.
You may register to take your exams Prometric Nebraska Insurance website. You can find lots more information about the exams in the Nebraska Department of Insurance Licensing Information Handbook.
Step 4. License Application
After passing your exams, the next step is to apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you would like to carry, be sure to apply for all of those lines.
The fee for an online application is $50.
Fill out your online application on the NIPR Nebraska page.
Step 5. Application Review
Once you have submitted your application and have filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.
If everything is to acceptable standards your license should be issued quickly. If there are any items from your background check that need to be reviewed, it may slow down the process of issuance. If this is the case, the state may contact you to provide context to the issues that they have run into.
Within two to three (2-3) days after submitting your application, check on the State Based Systems Nebraska License Lookup Tool to see if your license has been issued.
You’ve done the work, put in the time and effort, and now hold the key to your own success! We’re proud of you. Take five (5) minutes and celebrate.
After Licensing, What's Next?
Now that you have your license, use the StateRequirement Job Board to find the opening to your new career.
Nebraska Department Of Insurance Contact Information
The Nebraska Department of Insurance
941 O Street
P.O. Box 82089
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501-2089
Phone: (402) 471-4913
Fax: (402) 471-6559
Email: [email protected]
Information on this page has been gathered by a multitude of sources and was most recently updated in September 2020.
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