Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course, they will issue a certificate of completion which you may download and print from your online account.
Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, the Alabama Department of Insurance in partnership with the University of Alabama. Registration must be completed online at https://training.ua.edu/index.php
- Testing sites are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Gadsden, Alabama. License examination fees for single line producer exams are $50 and fees for combined line exams are $75.
- Once registered, a testing appointment may not be cancelled. The exam fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. You must go back online and reregister for the exam.
- You may register for the exam before completion your prelicensing course; however, you must bring with you the certificate of completion issued by ExamFX upon completion of the course.
Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you one valid form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) that must contain your name and photograph. You must also bring with you your certificate of completion. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.
Once you have completed your examination you will be made aware of your results. Examination results may take up to three days to appear on the Alabama Department of Insurance’s website.
Step 4: Apply for your license. Alabama resident applicants must use the online application service at www.nipr.com . Additional licensing application guidance may be accessed on the NIPR website.
The state of Alabama requires fingerprinting. You should seek to get fingerprinted after passing the state exam and one day before applying for the license. Schedule your reservation at https://www.aps.gemalto.com
. The cost of fingerprinting is $48.25.
Step 5: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period.