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PRELICENSING INFORMATION

First Time License – Residents

  1. Required - Prelicensing Course: Several companies offer prelicensing exam classes (including study materials) which help prepare the applicant to exam. You may contact the providers for additional information. You must pass an approved prelicensing course in order to obtain a license. Prelicensing Approved Provider List.
  2. Schedule your exam: Go to www.prometric.com to register or click here or call Prometric at 1-800-853-4753.
  3. Apply for your Nebraska license: You must apply and be issued a Nebraska insurance license in order to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance in the state of Nebraska. If an exam was required, allow 2-3 days for Prometric to provide the exam results and the Prelicensing Provider is allowed 10 days to submit your PLE course credit to the Nebraska Insurance Department electronically, prior to applying. Start the application process at www.nipr.com and pay your $60 license fee with a credit card or submit by paper and mail with a check made payable to the Nebraska Department of Insurance at License Applications/Forms.

Required pre-licensing education hours-

Life 20 Hours
Health 20 Hours
Combined Life and Health 40 Hours
Property 20 Hours
Casualty 20 Hours
Combined Property and Casualty 40 Hours
Personal Lines 20 Hours
Title 12 Hours
Crop 6 Hours
Funeral 8 Hours
Funeral - Director 6 Hours
Prelicensing Approved Provider List

Pre-licensing Education Waiver-

If you are applying for one of the following insurance lines and currently maintain one of the corresponding designations or have a college degree with a concentration in insurance from an accredited educational institution, you may request a waiver.

Life

  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Fellow Life Management Institute (FMLI)
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)

Accident & Health or Sickness

  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC)
  • Health Insurance Associate (HIA)

Property, Casualty, or Personal Lines

  • Accredited Insurance Advisor (AAI)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter

Look up your License number here - Please note, your Nebraska license number and your National Producer Number (NPN) are the same number.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

View or print your Education Transcript here - Please allow Continuing Education providers 10 days after each course is completed to upload the credit electronically onto your Education Transcript.

*If your license is expiring and your CE has not yet been banked in our system please mail in your renewal form and $60 renewal fee, as you cannot renew online until you are CE compliant and your payment must be postmarked on or before your expiration date to avoid a reinstatement fee.

A producer may not repeat a continuing education course for credit within a 2 year renewal period.

Continuing Education credits may not be carried over to the next renewal period, if you have taken more than required.

You may not receive credit for a course that was approved for a line in which you do not hold a license. Example: Health only licensees will not receive credit for taking a course approved for Life Insurance.

Adding a Line of Authority to an existing license - After completing the required Prelicensing Education and passing the state exam, you may add a line of authority to your license. You may submit the request electronically via www.nipr.com (please allow 24-48 hrs for processing) or print a 9110 form found on our website and sending to us directly (please allow 7-10 days for processing).

Continuing Education credits needed for license renewal-

Licensees qualified to solicit one or more major lines of authority shall be required to complete the following approved continuing education activities plus 3 hours of ethics

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Life 21 Hours
Health 21 Hours
Combined Life and Health 21 Hours
Property 21 Hours
Casualty 21 Hours
Combined Property and Casualty 21 Hours
Personal Lines 21 Hours
Title 6 Hours
Crop 3 Hours
Funeral 6 Hours
Funeral - Director 3 Hours

Ethics Requirement

In addition to the hours required above, licensees are required to complete 3 hours of approved continuing education activities on insurance industry ethics.

*No licensee shall be required to complete more than 24 cumulative hours in any two-year period.

Continuing Education Course Lookup with Offerings Link

Approved programs (Seminars/Workshops/Webinars) sponsored by various organizations that are open to all agents and held in the Nebraska area. Included within this listing are the Independent Study, National courses (such as CLU, CPCU, LUTC, etc.), College and University Courses and a comprehensive company listing.

Please note- Providers are no longer required to submit offering dates/locations to our department. TIP- When searching for “classroom” courses select your Course Categories and Method only. You will then need to contact the provider directly or view their website for local offerings.

Approved Annuity Suitability Training Courses Link

An insurance producer who holds a life insurance line or a limited line funeral insurance license, who desires to solicit the sale of annuity products shall complete, a one-time four-credit training course approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance and provided by a Nebraska-approved continuing education provider.

An insurance producer who obtains a life insurance line of authority on or after the July 19, 2012 operative date of LB 887, who desires to solicit the sale of annuity products, shall complete a one-time four-credit training course approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance and provided by a Nebraska-approved continuing education provider prior to soliciting the sale of an annuity products.

Long-Term Care Partnership web page – Health licensees who wish to sell, solicit or negotiate Long-Term Care Insurance are required to complete a one-time 8 hour training course followed by an ongoing 4 hour refresher course during each 24 month period thereafter. See CB-114 for further details.

Flood - Nebraska Property/Casualty resident licensees must complete a one-time 3 hour course relating to the National Flood Insurance Program in order to sell, solicit or negotiate Flood Insurance. See CB-112 for further details.



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