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Prelicensing Education

North Dakota law does not require classroom instruction for an applicant preparing for examinations. Preparation can be done by classroom instruction or self-study and applicants will not have to provide verification of study to the North Dakota Insurance Department or the testing center.

Study material and classroom schedules can be obtained from a number of prelicensing providers. North Dakota does not require prelicense instruction; therefore, the information and materials given by prelicense providers is not approved or regulated. The Department cannot recommend one provider over another.

Prelicense Education Resources

 0At Your Pace Online
 CE Provider ID: 2210
 1383 2nd Ave. 
 Gold Hill, OR 97525
 (877) 724-6150
 contact@atyourpaceonline.com
 www.einsurancetraining.com/north-dakota-insurance-pre-license

 Kaplan Financial Education
 30 South Wacker Dr., Ste. 2500
 Chicago, IL 60606
 (800) 824-8742
 ContactKaplanFinancial@kaplan.com
 www.kaplanfinancial.com

 0Chance2Fail
 2100 Southbridge Pkwy, Ste. 650
 Birmingham, AL 35209
 (877) 516-8384
 tdburgess@0chance2fail.com
 0chance2fail.com

 National Online Insurance School
 (888) 770-3681
 info@nationalonlineinsuranceschool.com
 www.nationalonlineinsuranceschool.com

 A. D. Banker & Company
 7311 W 130th St. #160
 Overland Park, KS 66213
 help@adbanker.com
 www.adbanker.com

 PIA of North Dakota
 Steve Becher
 827 28th St. S, Ste. C2
 Fargo, ND 58103
 (701) 936-6766
 piand@piand.com
 www.piand.com

 A. D. Banker & Co of the Dakotas
 Attn: Sandy Kost
 5012 S Cliff Ave., #120 
 Sioux Falls, SD 57108
 (605) 271-4440
 (877) 317-3087
 skost@adbtc.com
 www.adbanker.com/1stdakins

 PTI-Professional Training Institute of America
 300 Main Ave., Ste. 102
 Fargo, ND 58103
 (701) 235-6401
 (855) 784-2345
 (701) 235-6627 Fax
 register@ptiofamerica.com

 Computer Career Center LP, Dba: Vista College
 Attn: Jodi Zerba
 300 N Coit Rd., Ste. 1400
 Richardson, TX 75080
 (972) 733-3431 x 1753
 jzerba@vistacollege.edu
 www.statece.com

 Solomon Exam Prep
 Jeremy Solomon
 6750 SW Franklin, Ste. A
 Portland, OR 97223
 (503) 601-0212
 Jeremy@solomonexamprep.com
 solomonexamprep.com


 DR Training Company
 David or Renee Sogge, Coordinators
 117 170th St. N
 Glyndon, MN 56547
 (218) 498-0737
 (218) 498-0738 Fax
 drtrainingce@loretel.net
 
 Sun Surety Insurance Company
 Michael Wood
 21 Main St., Ste. 200 
 Rapid City, SD 57701 
 (605) 348-1000
 mdkkwood@yahoo.com

 ExamFX
 11161 Overbrook Road
 Leawood, KS 66211
 (800) 586-2253
 customer.service@examfx.com
 www.examfx.com

 WebCE, Inc.
 12222 Merit Dr. Suite 500
 Dallas, TX 75251
 (877) 488-9308
 www.webce.com

 Insurance Training Associates, LLC
 Doug Harness
 4504 SW Corbett Ave., Ste. 200
 Portland, OR 97239
 (877) 482-9764
 doug@itaamerica.com
 www.itaamerica.com
 XCEL Solutions LLC
 770-2 Square Lake Blvd.
 Jacksonville, FL 32256
 (904) 999-4923
 support@xcelsolutions.com
 www.xcelsolutions.com
​​​​​​​Taking the Exam

The applicant must pass the appropriate exam for the lines of authority for which they are seeking to qualify. Exam scores are valid for one year after the date of the exam. The application for licensure must be received by the North Dakota Insurance Department within that year.

Exams are administered by PSI. For additional exam information or to schedule an exam, visit PSI's website or call (855) 340-3905. 

For major lines of authority (life and annuities, accident and health, property and casualty) you must pass the appropriate exam.

Anyone applying to become a North Dakota resident insurance producer must undergo a criminal background check, which includes fingerprinting. This requirement does not apply to individuals renewing their license, individuals who apply for a license within 12 months after their license was canceled or expired, unless the license was suspended or revoked, or individual resident producers who are adding a line of authority to an existing license. Fingerprints are collected at the test site following passage of the licensing exam.

​​​​​​​Fingerprint Procedure

An applicant must make arrangements with PSI to schedule an exam and to be fingerprinted.  All resident applicants applying for their initial resident insurance producer license must provide a set of fingerprints to the North Dakota Insurance Department for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history records check. While fingerprinting can be done at PSI Test Centers, fingerprinting can also be done at other locations. If you are not having your fingerprints done at a PSI Test Center, contact the Producer Licensing Division of the North Dakota Insurance Department for more information.

  • Applicants may be fingerprinted at one of the PSI test centers during regular testing hours on the day of examination.  A fingerprinting processing fee of $29.00 is due to PSI, which can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.
  • Applicants must provide PSI with a check or money order in the amount of $41.25 payable to the North Dakota Attorney General. Credit cards are not accepted. 
  • Upon completion of the fingerprinting, PSI will mail the signed consent form, fingerprint card, and BCI payment ($41.25) directly to the North Dakota Insurance Department.

 

When self-submitting a fingerprint packet to the North Dakota Insurance Department, the following requirements must be met:

  1. If the fingerprinting service conducting the fingerprints does ink prints, two fingerprint cards must be done. If the fingerprints are obtained by scanning, only one set of fingerprints is required, so only one card is needed. The fingerprint cards must be sealed in an envelope and initialed by the individual conducting the fingerprints.
  2. Attached is a Producer License Fingerprint Procedure form and a Criminal History Record Check Request, which you should complete. The completed form must be returned to the North Dakota Insurance Department with the fingerprint card(s).
  3. The applicant must include a check (no starter or counter checks), cashier’s check, or money order in the amount of $41.25, made payable to the North Dakota Attorney General. DO NOT SEND CASH.

The Applicant must MAIL the following items in a second large envelope to the address below:

  1. The fingerprint card(s) sealed and initialed by the fingerprint technician (please do not bend the cards);
  2. the completed Producer License Fingerprint Procedure form and a Criminal History Record Check Request form, and
  3. the $41.25 fee made payable to the North Dakota Attorney General.

 

            NORTH DAKOTA INSURANCE DEPT

            ATTN CINDI OFFERMAN

            600 E BLVD AVE DEPT 401

            BISMARCK ND 58505-0320

Forms:

Fingerprint Procedure

Criminal History Record Check Request

​​​​​​​Travel

No exam is required.  However, all resident applicants applying for their initial resident insurance producer license must provide a set of fingerprints to the North Dakota Insurance Department for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history records check. While fingerprinting can be done at PSI Test Centers, fingerprinting can also be done at other locations. If you are not having your fingerprints done at a PSI Test Center, contact the Producer Licensing Division of the North Dakota Insurance Department for more information.

Title

An applicant applying for a resident license for title insurance is exempt from any examination requirement but must meet the following qualifications. The applicant must:

  • Be a licensed abstracter or attorney; or
  • Have a minimum of 80 hours of training provided by an insurer licensed in the line of title insurance. A certification by an insurer that the training has been completed must accompany the application.
  • All resident applicants applying for their initial resident insurance producer license must provide a set of fingerprints to the North Dakota Insurance Department for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history records check. While fingerprinting can be done at PSI Test Centers, fingerprinting can also be done at other locations. If you are not having your fingerprints done at a PSI Test Center, contact the Producer Licensing Division of the North Dakota Insurance Department for more information.
​​​​​​​Test Center Locations

PSI - Bismarck
120 N 3rd St, Suite 75
Bismarck, ND 58501

PSI - Fargo
Fargo Jet Center
3802 20th St N
Fargo, ND 58102

PSI - Grand Forks
Kvasager Learning Center
1802 Continental Dr
Grand Forks, ND 58201

PSI - Minot
Minot State University
500 University Ave. W
Center for Extended Learning - Administration Building, Room 361
Minot, ND 58707

You must have an appointment to take an exam.

Applying for a License

The fee for an initial application for an insurance producer license is $100.

You can submit your application electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

To submit a paper application, please print the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Uniform Application for Individual Producer License/Registration. Complete the application, sign and date it, attach a check or money order for $100 and send it to:

North Dakota Insurance Department
Producer Licensing Division
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320

It is important to make sure you answer all questions completely and disclose all information requested. You must disclose all criminal convictions and pending criminal charges. Question number one allows you to exclude misdemeanor traffic citations or convictions involving driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving without a license, reckless driving or driving with a suspended or revoked license and juvenile offenses. You must disclose all other criminal convictions and pending charges including, but not limited to, NSF checks and Minor in Possession. These criminal convictions must be disclosed regardless of when they occurred. See Bulletin 2009-2 for more information. If you have any questions about what needs to be disclosed, contact the North Dakota Insurance Department before submitting your application.

N.D.C.C. § 26.1-02.1-02.1 prohibits a person convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or breach of trust from participating in the business of insurance. A license cannot be issued to anyone with this type of conviction. Failure to make full disclosure may result in denial of your application.

​​​​​​​Variable Life and Annuities

An applicant for the line of variable life and annuities must first be licensed as a securities salesperson with the North Dakota Securities Department (N.D.A.C. § 45-02-02-11).