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Nevada Insurance Licensing State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Nevada. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the Nevada Division of Insurance website at http://doi.state.nv.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.

Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Division of Insurance
788 Fairview Drive, Suite 300
Carson City, Nevada 89701-5491
Phone: 888-872-3234
Fax:  775-687-3937
Website: http://doi.state.nv.us
Email: insinfo@doi.state.nv.us


Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours
  • Health - 20 Hours
  • Life and Health - 40 Hours
  • Property - 20 Hours
  • Casualty - 20 Hours
  • Property and Casualty - 40 Hours
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours

Note: Above hours include the required 5 hours of Nevada Law.

Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

Exam Reservation Requirements

  • All educational requirements must be completed before an examination can be reserved.

Acceptable Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study*
  • Online*
* 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).

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Applicant submits original certificate of completion to the Nevada Division of Insurance with license application.
  • Certificates of completion are valid for two years from the date of course completion.

Effective January 1, 2020, Prelicensing Education courses will no longer require reporting to the Division for all license types except bail. However, achieving a passing score on a Pearson VUE exam is still required to qualify for most licenses. Please visit Pearson VUE for information on which exams are available.

Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions 

The following persons may be eligible for an exemption:
  • Persons with at least 10 years employment with an insurer in underwriting or adjusting claims.
  • Persons who have been licensed 10 out of the last 15 years.
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 Nevada.


Property & Casualty

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

Personal Lines

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