Iowa License Requirements

How to get a Iowa insurance license

As a life and health insurance education provider, our goal is to guide you through the pre-licensing process. In addition to completing your pre-licensing training, we have simplified the steps to attaining your Iowa insurance license.

Iowa Insurance Exam Qualifications

In order to qualify to sit for your Life, or Accident & Health or Sickness exam, or the Life, Accident & Health or Sickness exam, the following must occur:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the state of Iowa
  • Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial of license under subrule 10.21

Basic Steps to Obtain an Iowa Insurance License

  1. Prepare for your state exam with an insurance course from an Iowa insurance school for the Life, or Accident & Health or Sickness insurance license, or a course for the Life, Accident & Health or Sickness insurance license.
  2. Schedule your state exam online at Pearson Vue. Once there, choose Request an Examination Reservation. First time users must obtain a check-in code and will be asked to provide their name, email address and phone number, as well as a personal password. You will receive a check-in code immediately upon submitting the requested information and you will then be prompted to complete the online Reservation Request Form. You may also reserve a test date over the phone by calling 1-877-540-5825.
  3. Upon successful completion of your state exam, you should complete an insurance license application through Vertafore (formerly Sircon). Once you are on Vertafore’s website, you will choose 'Apply for a license' from the menu on the left. On the next page choose 'Individual' next to Submit Resident Application. Next, complete the application by choosing Iowa, entering your information and submitting the appropriate application fees.
  • Note: You must complete your application for licensure within 90 days from the date of successfully completing your Iowa insurance exam.
Expected Licensing Costs:
$44 Exam Fee
$50 Application Fee

Helpful Hints to Licensure

  • Applicants with disabilities should make special arrangements by visiting Pearson Vue's test accommodations page.
  • If English is not your first language, you can request additional time for your insurance exam by requesting an ESL authorization from Pearson Vue. In addition, you must also provide a personal letter requesting the authorization and a signed letter from your instructor at National Online Insurance School. For more information you can also contact Pearson Vue directly by phone at 1-800-466-0450. This must be completed prior to scheduling your insurance exam.
  • Concepts covered on the state insurance exam can be viewed in the Iowa Examination Content Outline
  • Iowa Department of Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook
  • For additional insurance licensing tips and industry news, please visit our insurance license blog

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