License Requirements


How to Get a North Dakota Insurance License

How to Get a North Dakota Insurance License

COVID-19 Updates

6/25/20:  Take a look into Prometric's remote testing technology, ProProctor.  Perform a system check on your computer to see if it meets the technical specifications and view the ProProctor User Guide for all other requirements.
5/01/20:  Prometric testing is available in a limited capacity due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.
4/17/20:  North Dakota will have the option for candidates to take remotely proctored exams called ProProctor.  Please be aware that there is currently an influx of candidates and capacity will be limited in the near future.  Prometric is in the process of onboarding new proctors and ramping up testing capacity as quickly as possible. 

North Dakota Department of Insurance

Testing Provider (Prometric)

(701) 328-2440

(800) 896-2272

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in North Dakota, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance prelicensing courses are offered by A.D. Banker & Company in many different formats: classroom, web classes, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline.

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams and fingerprinting are provided by Prometric. All fees must be paid at the time of reservation with a MasterCard, Visa, money order, company check, or cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online:  http://www.prometric.com/northdakota/insurance
  • Phone:  (800) 896-2272
  • Fax:      (800) 347-9242
  • Mail completed Registration Form along with payment to:  Prometric, Attn: ND Insrance Exam Registration, 7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236

What to Bring

A current, signed form of identification that must:

  • Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued id card, passport or military id card)
  • Contain both a current photo and your signature
  • Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and complete security checks.
  • All testing sessions are video and audio recorded.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Each exam contains “experimental” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Experimental 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%.
  • At the end of the exam, you will see a completion notice on screen.  A copy of your score report will be emailed to you.  The report indicates the overall score and grade, including the numerical percentage of questions answered correctly and whether you passed or failed.
  • Prometric notifies the Department of Insurance of your exam results within 48 hours of passing the exam.

North Dakota Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions

1351

Life and Annuity Insurance Part I – Product

70 min

60

1352

Life and Annuity Insurance Part II - Laws and Regulations

50 min

40

1353

Accident and Health Insurance Part I – Product

70 min

60

1354

Accident and Health Insurance Part II - Laws and Regulations

50 min

40

1356

Property Insurance Part I – Product

75 min

60

1357

Property Insurance Part II - Laws and Regulations

50 min

40

1358

Casualty Insurance Part I – Product

70 min

60

1359

Casualty Insurance Part II - Laws and Regulations

50min

40

1365

Personal Lines

120 min

100

3. Get Fingerprinted

After passing your exam, candidates must get fingerprinted (by Prometric) for a background check required by the state.  Candidates are not required to submit fingerprints if you are adding a line of authority to an existing resident North Dakota producer license or you are reinstating a resident producer license that expired within the previous 12 months.

4. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.

A.D. Banker Prelicensing Course Free Trial

A.D. Banker & Company provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. A.D. Banker & Company offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.