Alaska Insurance License Requirements

At National Online Insurance School, 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 Alaska insurance license.

How to get an Alaska Insurance License


Step 1

Prepare with an Alaska Pre-Licensing Insurance Course

Our Alaska pre-licensing insurance courses cover the various insurance concepts, definitions, insurance laws and agent regulations listed on the Alaska Examination Content Outline. Courses are presented in a clear and concise format and include instructional videos, interactive illustrations, practice exams, and student support.

National Online Insurance School provides the following pre-licensing insurance courses in Alaska:

Pre-Licensing Course
Life, Accident & Health
Life
Accident & Health

Step 2

Pass the Alaska Insurance License Exam

Once you are prepared to sit for your state exam, you must register to take it with Pearson Vue, the state's testing administrator. Registration must occur at least 24 hours in advance of the date in which you intend to sit for your state exam. Exam reservations can be made online at the Pearson Vue website or over the phone at (800) 274-5993.

Expected cost

Insurance Exam Fee: $89.00

About the state exam

  • You are required to provide two current forms of identification at the testing center. The name on the identification must exactly match the name on the registration. The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature, such as a driver license, passport, etc. The secondary identification must contain a valid signature and must not be expired, such as a Debit (ATM) or Credit card.
  • If you wish to obtain your Life and Accident & Health insurance combination license, you may take two exams on the same day for the cost of a single exam ($89.00).
  • You should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you arrive late you will not be allowed to take your exam and will forfeit your exam fee.
  • Applicants with disabilities should make special arrangements prior to registering for the state exam by visiting the Pearson Vue test accommodations page. You may contact the Pearson Vue ADA Coordinator at accommodationspearsonvue@pearson.com if you have additional questions concerning test accommodations.
  • Passing score is 70%
License Exam Exam Time Scored Questions Pre-Test Questions Total Questions
Life 2 hrs 15 mins 90 20 110
Accident & Health 2 hrs 15 mins 90 20 110

Review our Insurance License Exam Tips to learn more about the state exam format and the types of questions asked on the exam (including pre-test questions), as well as additional test-taking tips to help you prepare for your exam day.


Step 3

Submit Electronic Fingerprints

Once you have registered for your state exam you must schedule an appointment to submit electronic fingerprints to complete a background check. Fingerprints are required by the Department of Insurance to ensure that applicants do not have a disqualifying criminal or social services background that would prevent them from being a licensed insurance agent. Review the Pearson Vue Fingerprint FAQs for additional details.

Resident candidates taking an insurance exam for the first time must be fingerprinted; however, if you have already submitted electronic fingerprints within the past 12 months for a previous insurance exam, you may not be required to submit a new set of fingerprints. Contact your Department of Insurance to determine if a new set of fingerprints is required.

Expected cost

Electronic Fingerprints Fee: $62.00 - includes the cost of scanning fingerprints ($15.00) and processing by the Department of Insurance ($47.00)

Important
If you are taking your state exam at a test center outside of Anchorage you must make a reservation with your local Department of Public Safety to complete your fingerprints. You must submit the fingerprint card and processing fee when applying for your insurance license application.


Step 4

Complete an Insurance License Application

You can apply for an insurance license through the Vertafore website. Click the button below and follow the steps to complete your application:

  1. Click 'Apply for a license' from the menu on the left
  2. Click the New Insurance License button within the 'New Insurance Licenses' section
  3. Choose 'Resident,' then choose 'Individual,' and click the Continue button
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Enter your information and choose the state you wish to apply for a license, then click continue
  6. Select 'Resident Agent' as your license type and continue
  7. Select the types of license(s) you wish to apply for and continue
  8. Enter all requested information and submit payment
  9. Upon completing your electronic application you are required to mail your fingerprint card and an official Pearson VUE score report that you received from the state exam testing center to the Alaska Department of Insurance.

License qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the state of Alaska
  • Pass the state insurance exam for the lines of authority for which you are applying
  • Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension, or revocation of license. Click here for more details

Expected cost

Application Fee: $75.00

Print your insurance license

Once your application has been approved by the Department of Insurance, you may print your Alaska insurance license.

Important
You must submit all required paperwork within 4 months of applying for your insurance license or the application will be considered withdrawn by the Department of Insurance.

Additional Resources

Review the Pearson Vue Candidate Handbook for additional details regarding the pre-licensing process.

Alaska Department of Insurance

  • 333 Willoughby Ave., 9th Floor
    PO Box 110805
    Juneau, AK 99811-0805
  • (907) 465-2515
  • Website

Exam Administrator

  • Pearson Vue
  • (800) 274-5993
  • Website

Electronic Fingerprints

  • MorphoTrust USA
  • (866) 761-8069
  • Website

Insurance Application

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