Kansas Life & Health Insurance Pre-License Course

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How to Get an Kansas Insurance License


Do You Qualify for an Insurance License?

See the Following Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  • Possess a Social Security number

1. Complete a Pre-licensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Kansas, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline.

2. Get Fingerprinted

Effective February 1, 2018, applicants for a resident insurance producer/agent license will be required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks.  See full fingerprinting instructions at http://www.ksinsurance.org/agentagency/agent-licensing/license-app-requirements.php.

3. Apply for a License

Apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.ksinsurance.org/agentagency/agent-licensing.php. This can be done before or after taking the licensing exam.

4. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson VUE. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online: Make an online reservation at http://www.pearsonvue.com/ks/insurance at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone: (888-204-6255)
    • Before calling, you must have the following:
      • Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth
      • Name of the exam
      • Preferred exam date and test center location
  • Fax: Reservation Form (found in the Pearson VUE Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook)

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  1. A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Drivers License or Passport
  2. A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
  • Studying is not allowed in the test center.
  • The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Kansas
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
  • Candidates who fail will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic and re-testing information.

Retaking Exam Requirements

  • Candidates must wait 24 hour before scheduling a re-examination.
  • Candidates who fail the exam the first time must wait at least 7 calendar days between the first and second exam attempt, and between the second and third attempt.
  • After the third and subsequent attempts, candidates must wait 6 months before being able to retest.
  • If it has been at least 2 years since the last attempt, candidates will start over as a first-time candidate.
Kansas Exam Information
Exam Code Exam Name Exam Time Gradable Questions Pretest Questions Total Questions
12-KS-05 KS Life and Accident and Health Producer 2.5 hours 140 16 156
12-KS-06 KS Property and Casualty and Allied Lines Producer 2.5 hours 140 16 156
12-KS-01 KS Life Producer 1.5 hours 84 16 100
12-KS-02 KS Accident and Health Producer 1.5 hours 84 16 100
12-KS-03 KS Property and Allied Lines Producer 1.5 hours 84 16 100
12-KS-04 KS Casualty and Allied Lines Producer 1.5 hours 84 16 100
12-KS-07 Kansas Laws, Rules, and Regulations 1.5 hours 50 0 50
12-KS-17 KS Public Adjuster 1.5 hours 50 0 50
12-KS-31 KS Crop 1.5 hours 50 0 50
12-KS-55 KS Personal Lines Producer 1.5 hours 100 13 113

Average Salary | Kansas Insurance Agent

  • $93,524 per year (32% above national average) *Credit: Indeed

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