Alabama Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

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Alabama requires producer licensing candidates to take and complete a state-approved prelicensing course. You will also need to apply for your license with the state insurance department and register for the state licensing exam. Make sure to register for all 3 (prelicensing course, license application, state exam) using the personally identifiable information exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Discrepancies will delay the licensing process.


Alabama requires 40 hours of prelicensing education for these lines of authority: L&H, P&C. Personal Lines requires 20 hours of education.

To earn your certificate of completion, you must:

  • Read every chapter and take the end-of-chapter quiz
  • Score 70% or better on each chapter quiz before progressing to the next chapter
  • Complete and pass the Practice Exam: Exam Mode with a minimum score of 70%


ExamFX is so confident in the quality of its material that we offer our customers a first-time pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time around, we will refund your money. To qualify for this offer, you must pass our Readiness Exam with a score of 80% to determine maximum exam readiness. While completing this portion of your online course is not required, we highly recommend taking this extra step.


Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course, ExamFX will issue a certificate of completion which you may download and print from your online ExamFX 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 Remote testing may be available for certain exams.

Online Testing exams can be taken anytime at your convenience once the prelicensing certificate and driver’s license have been uploaded and approved. Please wait 24-48 business hours after registering to receive an email invite from [email protected] to start the online testing process.

  1. Testing sites are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Gadsden, Alabama.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Additional licensing application guidance may be accessed on the NIPR website.

The state of Alabama requires fingerprinting through the vendor FieldPrint. You should seek to get fingerprinted after passing the state exam and one day before applying for the license. Schedule your reservation at

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. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements. Click here to view your state’s education rules and stay on top of your license.


Review the exam summaries below. The exam content outlines can be found on the testing provider's website.

  • The number of questions on your exam
  • The time limit
  • The score that you must achieve to pass the exam


Alabama Life-Only Agent Examination

125 Questions – 2.5 Hours
Passing score: 70%

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Alabama Accident and Health Agent Examination

100 Questions – 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Alabama Health exam prep course.

Alabama Life, Accident and Health Agent Insurance Examination

100 Questions – 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Alabama Life and Health exam prep course.

Alabama Property Insurance Examination

100 Questions – 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Alabama Casualty Insurance Examination

125 Questions – 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Alabama Property and Casualty Insurance Examination

150 Questions – 3 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Alabama Property and Casualty exam prep course.

Alabama Personal Lines Insurance Examination

100 Questions – 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Alabama Personal Lines exam prep course.


ExamFX recommends that you contact your state’s Department of Insurance or testing provider.

Alabama Department of Insurance
201 Monroe Street, Suite 502
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-241-4126
Email: [email protected]

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to make sure that the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their states requirements.

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