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Mississippi Insurance Licensing State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Mississippi. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the Mississippi Insurance Department website at http://www.mid.state.ms.us. Information is subject to change, and we will do our very best to make the process of completing your licensing education requirements as simple as possible. 

Mississippi Insurance Department

Licensing Division
1001 Woolfolk State Office Building  501 N.West St 39201
P.O. Box 79  Jackson, MS 39205-0079 
Phone: 601-359-3569
Fax:  601-359-1951
Website: http://www.mid.state.ms.us
Email: licensing@mid.state.ms.us

 

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours
  • Accident & Health - 20 Hours
  • Life / Accident & Health - 40 Hours
  • Property - 20 Hours
  • Casualty - 20 Hours
  • Property / Casualty - 40 Hours
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours
  • Variable Life / Variable Annuity*

*The Variable Life/Variable Annuity line does not require prelicensing education, but it does require a Series 6 or Series 7 FINRA certification.

 

Exam Provider: Pearson Vue

Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Online
  • Self-study

Online Course Requirements

  • Time Tracking: Mississippi requires that your online study time is tracked. In order to successfully complete the course, you must complete the required number of hours while studying in the Course Contents Units of the online course. Your online course tracker will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of your page so that you can verify the time spent in the course is being tracked.
  • Forced progression: This requires the user to successfully complete each page of the online course before being allowed to proceed to the next

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Applicants submit their certificate of completion to the insurance department with their license application.
  • Applicants are required to have their completion certificate in order to sit for the state exam.
  • In order for a certificate of completion to be earned and issued, the final exam for self-study courses must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone other than a relative, friend, or business associate).
  • Completion certificates are valid for 2 years from completion date.

Adjuster License

Disclosure for states that require an Adjuster licensing exam and license:

All insurance adjusters in Mississippi are required to be licensed. Because of its industry recognition and credibility, earning the Texas DHS Adjuster license is accepted as authorization to adjust in Mississippi and other states that recognize it.

The Texas P/C Adjuster license is highly respected in the industry and is available to individuals who want to designate Texas as their home state. This means you can qualify for the Texas P/C adjuster license just as a Texas resident adjuster would and complete the Texas bi-annual continuing education requirement. 

Kaplan’s Texas P/C Adjuster licensing course and exam is ideal for an adjuster seeking an adjuster license under the DHS concept. The course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas P/C Adjuster license; therefore, you can satisfy your Texas prelicensing requirement AND pass the Texas P/C Adjuster state licensing exam without having to leave your home or office. Upon completing the Kaplan course and successfully passing the exam, you can remotely apply for the Texas Property/Casualty Adjuster License using the procedures found on the Texas State Requirements page. This will qualify you to adjust in both your home state and numerous other states that recognize the Texas DHS Adjuster license (CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, and WI).

 

Check with the Department of Insurance in your resident state and the states you wish to adjust to see how the Texas PC Adjuster license can be used in those states.

 

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. Kaplan Financial Education makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, Kaplan Financial Education is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

Select a Line of Authority:

Life & Health

This license qualifies you to explain, sell, and write life and health insurance products in Mississippi.

 

Property & Casualty

This license qualifies you to sell products designed to protect from financial issues as a result of damage or injury in Mississippi.

Personal Lines

This license qualifies you to sell a variety of insurance plans directly to consumers in Mississippi.

 

Adjuster

This license qualifies you to investigate and adjust any claim in connection with an insurance policy in Mississippi.