10/01/21: The Kansas Insurance Department announces that Pearson VUE is now offering digital fingerprinting services at their testing centers in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita for Kansas insurance applicants.
12/10/20: OnVUE, Pearson VUE's remote exam proctoring program service, begins December 15, 2020 for Kansas insurance candidates.
04/04/20: The Kansas Insurance Department provides some FAQs for insurance licensing.
Kansas Insurance Department (785) 296-7862
Testing Provider (Pearson VUE) (888) 204-6255
1. Complete a Prelicensing Course with Exam FX
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. Use manager discount email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of special rates for your prelicensing course. Start your licensing course here.
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.
3. Apply for a License
Apply for your insurance license. 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 least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
· Phone: (888-204-6255)
o 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
· 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.
· 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 hours 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.