Arkansas State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • Continuing Education 24 Hours Biennially including 3 Hours of Ethics.

License Renewal

  • License renewal date is the agent’s date of birth every two years.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • An Instructor can earn the same number of credit hours as a student

Annuity Requirement

  • There is no annuity training requirement at this time. The previously adopted requirement was repealed.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in Arkansas, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After meeting the initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training in every 24-month period following the initial training.

Carryover Requirements

  • Up to twenty-four (24) credit hours can be carried over to the next compliance period. Any hours above the needed for the next requirement year will be lost.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will not be given for a course that is repeated within 2-years of its original completion date. This includes ethics.

Final Exam

  • All correspondence course examinations must be proctored by a Disinterested Third Party who has no family or financial relationship to the licensee. Proctors must provide an affidavit attesting under oath or affirmation that the correspondence or electronic course examination was proctored, that the examination was provided in a manner specified by the correspondence course provider, and that they are not part of or aware of any efforts to circumvent the requirements of the examination.
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed (Appendix G).

Exemptions

  • Any person who is licensed in the state of Arkansas less than one year upon renewal.
  • Any individual, licensed as a resident producer prior to July 1, 2003, who is at least sixty (60) years of age.
  • Any individual, licensed as a resident producer prior to July 1, 2003, who has held a license as a producer, insurance consultant or broker for a period of at least fifteen (15) consecutive years.
  • Individuals in their first full year of licensure following the year they made a change in residency or domicile to Arkansas.
  • Third party administrators who do not solicit business.
  • Non-resident license holders in good standing in their home state.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Arkansas Insurance Department

Physical Address

1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
Phone: (501) 371-2600 OR (800) 282-9134
Fax: (501) 371-2618


Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (501) 371-2750
Fax: (501) 683-2604
State Website: www.insurance.arkansas.gov


Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.


Revised 8/10/2016.