State Requirements

Arkansas / Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • Per application.
  • There is no amendment fee if the LOA is in the same license class that is already held and displayed on PDB.

Adjuster

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Application Fee: $55.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $0.00

Certified Application Counselor

  • Fee: $35.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $35.00

Consultant

  • Fee: $120.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $120.00

Consultant

Line of Authority Combination: Motor Club

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00

Crop Adjuster

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Application Fee: $55.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $50.00

Exchange Producer

  • Fee: $35.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $35.00

IPA Guide

  • Fee: $35.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $35.00

Life Settlement Producer

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $0.00

Navigator

  • Fee: $35.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $35.00

Insurance Producer (only when exam is required)

Line of Authority Combination: Accident & Health or Sickness, Property, Casualty and Personal Lines

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Application Fee: $15.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $0.00

Insurance Producer (when exam is not required)

  • Fee: $70.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $70.00

Insurance Producer

Line of Authority Combination: Motor Club

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00

Purchasing Group Broker

  • Fee: $65.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $65.00

Reinsurance Intermediaries Broker

  • Fee: $300.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $300.00

Surplus Lines Producer

  • Fee: $1035.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $1035.00

Title Agent

  • Fee: $0.00
  • Application Fee: $15.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $0.00

Life Settlement Provider

  • Fee: $100.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $100.00

Life Settlement Provider Business Entity

  • Fee: $100.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $100.00
  • NIPR does not verify exams prior to allowing submission of an application, however, an exam is required prior to the states approval of the request.
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.
  • Arkansas adheres the following application process:
    • Arkansas will require resident applicants to complete a resident licensing application prior to taking an exam.
    • After a resident license application is submitted via NIPR, all individual applicants must complete the background check form using the link: https://www.ark.org/background-check/index.php/home/index/aid
    • If an exam is required, the applicant should complete the ASP background check and submit the fee to the Arkansas State Police. When the background check and application are cleared, you will receive Authorization to test from PSI, which contains important information and next steps. This may take 2-5 days.
PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

Exam Required

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Crop

No Exam Required

  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Credit
  • Travel
  • Motor Club
  • PrePaid Legal
  • Marine
  • Farm Mutual Aid
  • Funeral Expense
  • Mobile Home
  • Health Maintenance Dental
  • Health Maintenance Org
Adjuster

Adjuster

Exam Required

  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation

Crop Adjuster

No Exam Required

  • Crop
BROKER

Purchasing Group Broker

No Exam Required

  • Casualty

Reinsurance Intermediaries Broker

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required
OTHER

Certified Application Counselor

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Consultant

No Exam Required

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Health Maintenance Dental
  • Motor Club
  • Funeral Expense
  • Marine
  • Health Maintenance Org

IPA Guide

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Navigator

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Title Agent

Exam Required

  • Title

Life Settlement Provider

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Exchange Producer

No Exam Required

  • Exchange Health

Surplus Lines Producer

Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license for individuals electronically.
  • Submit major lines of authority.
  • Submit limited lines of authority.
  • Submit surplus lines for individuals.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License (RL) Application.
  • Print licenses electronically.

Business Rules

  • Surplus Lines applicants must be licensed as a property/casualty agent for 3 years.  No exceptions.
    •  You must complete the Surplus Lines application via NIPR.com
      • $1,035.00 fee is paid online at the time the application is submitted
      • $50.00 Exam fee is paid at the time the exam is scheduled
      • $24.00 Criminal Background Fee is paid electronically when the background is submitted*
      • Residents must also attach a bond, Form AID-LI-SLBB, in favor of the State of Arkansas in the amount of $50,000.
      • The bond must be mailed to:

                                                                          Arkansas Insurance Department 

                                                                          License Division 

                                                                          1200 West 3rd Street 

                                                                          Little Rock, AR 72201                                                                

                           

  • MET, MEWA, Self Funded Plans, TPA, and MGA license classes will not be offered electronically at this time and will not display on PDB at this time due to all of them receiving a registration and not a license.

     

  • Once Arkansas Department of Insurance receives all required information, the resident application will be processed. Please note that license applications are processed in the order received after all forms and exams (if applicable) have been received.  For questions or inquiries, email examschedule@psionline.com.

  • Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

  • Canadian citizens cannot apply for a resident license electronically.

  • Applicant must provide a valid business email address.

  • Applicants licensed in another state and moving to Arkansas, should contact the Arkansas Insurance Department Licensing Division at Insurance.License@arkansas.gov for more information.

  • Before a license with the variable line of authority (LOA) will be issued, the applicant must provide Arkansas Department of Insurance proof of Series 6 and Series 7.

  • Reapplication is allowed up to one (1) year after license expiration date.

  • For individuals, the residence address must be in Arkansas.
  • Life Settlement Producer may only be applied for electronically if they apply for an insurance producer license or currently hold an active Resident Producer license in the state of Arkansas.

  • Exam Information:
    • If the applicant is applying for an insurance producer license or adjuster license, an exam must first be passed before a license will be issued. The exception to this rule is if the applicant is applying for the Variable Life and Variable Annuity LOA. This LOA does not require an exam.
    • A consultant applicant must hold an active insurance producer license in Arkansas on PDB.
    • An exam is required for reapplication if license classes require an exam on the initial application.
    • Exams are valid for one (1) year.
  • If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Arkansas Insurance Department
Attention: Licensing Division
1200 West Third
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Online printing information can be found by going to NIPR's license print page and selecting the state.

One Year

Changes should be sent by e-mail to LicenseMail@arkansas.gov