Tennessee Insurance Licensing State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Tennessee. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the  Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance  website at  http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/insurance . 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.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Insurance Division
Agent Licensing Section
500 James Robertson Parkway  Nashville, TN 37243 
Phone: 615-741-2693 or  888-416-0868
Fax: 615-532-2862
Website: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/insurance-division.html
Email: ce.agent.licensing@state.tn.us


All credits earned through Insurance Systems of TN-Kaplan are non-transferable.

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Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours
  • Accident & Health - 20 Hours
  • Property - 20 Hours
  • Casualty - 20 Hours
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours

**Note: Applicant must wait 48 hours after passing state exam to apply online for license.


Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

Acceptable Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study
  • Online

Live Class Requirements

Pre-Class Study (must be completed prior to attending the live class):

  • Life Only:  4 hours 
  • Health Only: 4 hours 
  • Property Only: 4 hours 
  • Casualty Only: 4 hours

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Applicant must present the original Prelicensing Course Certificate for each corresponding line of insurance authority they are applying for at the exam site.
  • An individual who has not successfully passed the examination within six (6) months of the first attempt shall be required to re-take prelicensing education courses as set forth in Rule 0780-01-56-.06.

This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance website at http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/insurance.

Adjuster License

This is disclosure for states that do not require an adjuster license:

The Texas Designated Home State (DHS) Adjuster license is available to an individual who is a resident of a state that does not license adjusters. This means you can obtain the Texas Property/Casualty Adjuster license just as a Texas resident adjuster would and complete the Texas bi-annual continuing education requirement. The Texas DHS Adjuster license is highly respected in the industry and can significantly enhance your credibility as an adjuster in your home state.

Kaplan’s online Property/Casualty Adjuster licensing course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas DHS 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 P/C 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 accept the Texas DHS Adjuster license, including AL, CT, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, OK, RI, UT, VT, WA, WV, and WY.

Additionally, earning the Texas DHS Adjuster license enables you to adjust with enhanced credibility and industry expertise in CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, ND, NE, PA, NJ, OH, 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 and Start Earning Your License Today:

Life & Health

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


Property & Casualty

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

Personal Lines

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



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